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Guiding care for costliest backed

updated: 11/25/2015 3:28 a.m. Discuss

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.

Legislators asked to give final review to Medicaid expansion reform

posted: 11/24/2015 11:44 a.m. Comment 1

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.

State to randomly check schools' private audits

posted: 11/06/2015 3:01 a.m. Discuss

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.

House contests start shaping up

posted: 11/01/2015 2:20 a.m. Discuss

Bill Rahn of Morgan will run as a Democrat for the seat held by Rep. Mark Lowery, R-Maumelle, Rahn said.

Sheridan resident to seek House seat

posted: 11/01/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Dorothy Hall of Sheridan said she will seek the Democratic nomination for the seat now held by state Rep. Mike Holcomb of Pine Bluff.

State Net plan within 1 year, panelists vow

updated: 10/29/2015 3:05 a.m. Discuss

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.

Arkansas panel votes to work on expanding Internet access

posted: 10/28/2015 5:06 p.m. Comment 1

LITTLE ROCK — A legislative panel has voted to issue recommendations by October 2016 for expanding high-speed Internet access around Arkansas.

2 departments file tax liens against state senator's firm

posted: 10/24/2015 3:14 a.m. Comments 3

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.

2 announce plans to challenge LR-area House incumbents

posted: 10/24/2015 2:57 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock Democrat Susan Inman said Thursday that she wants to oust freshman state Rep. Jim Sorvillo, R-Little Rock.

Overbey to seek spouse's House seat

posted: 10/22/2015 3:14 a.m. Discuss

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.

Copeland files funds for state Senate bid

posted: 10/21/2015 3:46 a.m. Discuss

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.

Panel backs hiring lottery adviser

posted: 10/16/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

An Arkansas legislative panel Thursday narrowly endorsed giving Camelot Global Services a contract to develop a business plan for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

State commission OK'd to hire Wren

posted: 10/15/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

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.




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