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Hutchinson says he plans to ask Legislature to increase tax credit for homeowners

posted: 04/16/2018 11:51 a.m. Comments 2

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday he plans on asking the Legislature to increase a tax credit given to Arkansas homeowners by $25 when lawmakers meet again in 2019.

State sway in Rx claims now law; Hutchinson says ensuring fair play aim

updated: 03/16/2018 3:06 p.m. Discuss

Saying he wants to "ensure fair play in the marketplace," Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill Thursday authorizing the state to regulate companies that pay prescription drug claims for insurance companies.

State lawmakers send jury-waiver bill to governor

posted: 03/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

The most contested bill of an otherwise easygoing special session cleared its final hurdle Thursday, as the House voted to affirm the legality of jury-trial waivers written into lending contracts.

Consecutive sessions not governor's plan

posted: 03/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The three-day special session that ended Thursday was sought by legislative leaders to keep policy issues from diverting the attention of lawmakers in the fiscal session that immediately preceded it.

529-plan expansion sent to Hutchinson

updated: 03/16/2018 3:48 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas House and Senate voted Thursday to send Gov. Asa Hutchinson bills that would extend tax breaks to money from 529 college savings plans used for tuition at private elementary and secondary schools.

House, Senate OK raft of legislation

posted: 03/16/2018 2:48 a.m. Discuss

The House and Senate approved other bills Thursday, including:

Arkansas lawmakers wrap up special session

updated: 03/15/2018 4:46 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers have wrapped up this week's special session after approving several measures on pharmacies, highway funding and college savings.

Arkansas governor signs bill allowing regulation of Rx service

posted: 03/15/2018 12:26 p.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill Thursday authorizing the state to license and regulate companies that pay prescription drug claims for insurance companies.

VIDEO: Hutchinson wants to reorganize state government, have fewer agencies

updated: 03/15/2018 11:55 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced a plan to reduce the number of state agencies that report to his office by more than half.

Plan to regulate Rx service in Arkansas clears chambers

posted: 03/15/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A proposal to regulate companies that process prescription drug claims is headed for a pair of final legislative votes today after identical bills on the issue cleared the state House and Senate by overwhelming margins Wednesday.

Animal farm bills advance at state Capitol

posted: 03/15/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

The Arkansas House and Senate on Wednesday approved their versions of bills that would ensure limitations on what the public can say and when on existing state animal-farm permits.

Bills to expand use of 529 plans handily advance

posted: 03/15/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Senate and House of Representatives on Wednesday handily approved bills that would extend tax breaks for 529 college savings plans to money used for tuition at private elementary and secondary schools.

Jury-waiver stalls, then gains traction; vote on Arkansas House floor expected today

posted: 03/15/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The quickening pace of the special session Wednesday saw a bill regarding contractual jury-trial waivers get blocked in a Senate committee before lunch, only to receive passage from the full Senate in the afternoon.

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