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9 Arkansans arrested at U.S. Capitol; senators’ offices scene of protests over efforts to repeal health law

posted: 07/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Arkansans flooded into the offices of U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton on Wednesday, urging the Republican lawmakers to preserve the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Arkansas' two senators say repeal health law now, replace later

posted: 07/19/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 38

Congress should repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act now and come up with a replacement later, Arkansas' two U.S. senators said Tuesday.

Hutchinson revises filed finance data

updated: 07/19/2017 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's campaign on Tuesday amended one of its finance reports filed the day before to show that Mark G. Martin, owner of Martin's Bait Hauling in Lonoke, contributed to the campaign last quarter -- not Republican Secretary of State Mark Martin.

Arkansas governor: Don't give up on changes to health law

updated: 07/18/2017 3:51 p.m. Comments 6

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Congress shouldn't give up on finding ways to change the federal health overhaul in an approach that can win bipartisan support despite the collapse of the GOP effort to rewrite the 2010 law, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday.

Arkansas U.S. House members reports donors; $579,941 raised by congressmen

posted: 07/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman had the strongest fundraising quarter of any House member from Arkansas, according to campaign finance reports.

Arkansas governor tops $1.18M in re-election campaign funds

posted: 07/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday reported $1.18 million in the bank for his 2018 re-election campaign as of June 30.

Springdale's Williams to seek re-election to state House

posted: 07/18/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Rep. Jeff Williams, R-Springdale, announced through social media he plans to seek a second term.

Arkansas governor has nearly $1.2M on hand for re-election bid

posted: 07/17/2017 3:54 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's campaign says it has nearly $1.2 million in the bank as the Republican ramps up his re-election bid for next year.

Opposing views emerge on forestry bill

posted: 07/17/2017 3:12 a.m. Discuss

A bill before Congress would give Arkansas a greater share of the U.S. Forest Service's budget, according to its sponsor. Opponents argue it would also ease restrictions on clear-cutting those forests.

Washington news in brief

updated: 07/16/2017 4:09 a.m. Discuss

Gulf War memorial's plan studied in D.C.

Arkansas advocates protest in D.C., get Cotton's ear

posted: 07/15/2017 2:37 a.m. Comments 2

Hoping to highlight her opposition to Republican health care legislation, Arkansas activist Harrie Farrow tried two different approaches.

Democrat announces 2nd District House run, says health care at risk

posted: 07/14/2017 2:38 a.m. Comments 2

Paul Spencer of Scott on Thursday announced his Democratic bid for the 2nd Congressional District seat next year with a news release warning of the perils of the Republican congressional leaders' plan to repeal and replace the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Lawmakers to study closed primary votes

posted: 07/14/2017 2:31 a.m. Discuss

EUREKA SPRINGS -- Arkansas legislators will study a proposal to close primary elections to voters in opposing parties.

Democratic Party official to leave post

posted: 07/14/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

The treasurer of the Arkansas Democratic Party said Wednesday he'll step down at the end of the month to take a new job in Northwest Arkansas.

Hutchinson among governors who still have concerns with new Senate health care bill

posted: 07/13/2017 3:54 p.m. Comments 11

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — U.S. governors responded largely along partisan lines Thursday to the latest Republican health care overhaul, although the plan's long-term rollback in Medicaid funding remains a concern among many from both parties.

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