updated: 11/25/2015 3:28 a.m.
A chairman of a legislative panel exploring changes to Arkansas' Medicaid program said Tuesday that he supports hiring managed-care companies to reduce the cost of services to the program's most expensive clients: the elderly, disabled and mentally ill.
posted: 11/24/2015 11:44 a.m.
Members of Arkansas' Health Reform Legislative Task Force were asked to begin the final scrutiny process Tuesday for a series of independent recommendations on reforming the state's Medicaid program.
posted: 11/06/2015 3:01 a.m.
A legislative panel Thursday approved a lawmaker's request for the Arkansas Legislative Audit to begin randomly checking the state's 40 school districts that contract with private firms to do their annual audits.
posted: 11/01/2015 2:20 a.m.
Bill Rahn of Morgan will run as a Democrat for the seat held by Rep. Mark Lowery, R-Maumelle, Rahn said.
posted: 11/01/2015 2:17 a.m.
Dorothy Hall of Sheridan said she will seek the Democratic nomination for the seat now held by state Rep. Mike Holcomb of Pine Bluff.
updated: 10/29/2015 3:05 a.m.
State lawmakers say that by October 2016, they'll have a plan to connect every home and business in the state to high-speed broadband Internet.
posted: 10/28/2015 5:06 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK — A legislative panel has voted to issue recommendations by October 2016 for expanding high-speed Internet access around Arkansas.
posted: 10/24/2015 3:14 a.m.
Two state agencies have tax liens for more than $3,800 against a company owned by Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee Chairman Jake Files, R-Fort Smith.
posted: 10/24/2015 2:57 a.m.
Little Rock Democrat Susan Inman said Thursday that she wants to oust freshman state Rep. Jim Sorvillo, R-Little Rock.
posted: 10/22/2015 3:14 a.m.
Former state Rep. George Overbey, D-Lamar, said Wednesday that he's seeking the House seat held by his wife, state Rep. Betty Overbey, D-Lamar, who isn't seeking re-election.
posted: 10/21/2015 3:46 a.m.
State Rep. Donnie Copeland of North Little Rock is collecting funds for a campaign for the seat now held by state Sen. Jane English of North Little Rock.
posted: 10/16/2015 5:45 a.m.
An Arkansas legislative panel Thursday narrowly endorsed giving Camelot Global Services a contract to develop a business plan for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.
posted: 10/15/2015 3:11 a.m.
A legislative panel Wednesday approved the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission's request to hire former state Rep. Tommy Wren, a Democrat from Melbourne, as a conservation program manager at a $72,257 annual salary -- after learning that Wren is paid $150,000 a year as a consultant for a lobbying firm.