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Rep. Jim Dotson (left) talks with Rep. Richard Womack after Dotson’s amendment seeking restrictions on the use of assistance to needy families was endorsed Tuesday by the Joint Budget Committee.

PHOTO BY Melissa Gerrits
Rep. Jim Dotson (left) talks with Rep. Richard Womack after Dotson’s amendment seeking restrictions on the use of assistance to needy families was endorsed Tuesday by the Joint Budget Committee.

premiumBid to rein poor now part of bill

Legislation that would require the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services to seek a waiver from the federal government to restrict the use of financial assistance paid to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients cleared the Legislature's Joint Budget Committee on Tuesday. The committe...

Bid to rein poor now part of bill

Legislation that would require the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services to seek a waiver from the federal government to restrict the use of financial assistance paid to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients cleared the Legislature's Joint Budget Committee on Tuesday.

Trump wins; Cruz bows out

Donald Trump soundly defeated Ted Cruz in Tuesday's Indiana GOP primary, prompting the U.S. senator from Texas to drop out of the race as the New York businessman edges closer to securing the party's presidential nomination.

Carter rips Russia moves

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter used a U.S. military changing-of-the-guard ceremony Tuesday to criticize Russian aggression in Europe, saying Moscow is "going backward in time" with warlike actions that compel a U.S. military buildup on NATO's eastern flank.

Two party chiefs see eye to eye on Medicaid policy

The leader of the state's Republican Party, which has vaulted to political dominance in Arkansas in part by its members campaigning against national Democratic issues like the health care law, said Arkansas benefits greatly from its politically contentious Medicaid expansion program.

Bid to rein poor now part of bill

Legislation that would require the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services to seek a waiver from the federal government to restrict the use of financial assistance paid to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients cleared the Legislature's Joint Budget Committee on Tuesday.

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