posted: 03/08/2014 3:05 a.m.
Bills that would boost the state’s general-revenue budget by $109 million, to $5 billion, sailed through the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee on Friday with nary a question.
posted: 03/08/2014 2:38 a.m.
The state Claims Commission on Thursday threw out a $3.5 million claim against the UAMS Medical Center that was filed by the family of a patient who died on the campus.
posted: 03/07/2014 2:50 a.m.
The attorney general’s office Thursday told the Arkansas Claims Commission that it has reached a settlement in a breach-of-contract claim filed by the family of a former superintendent of the Pulaski County Special School District.
posted: 03/07/2014 2:47 a.m.
The family of a former nursing-home resident that is suing the facility is bound by an agreement to use arbitration and cannot pursue a lawsuit in court, an attorney for the nursing home told the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday.
posted: 03/05/2014 5:18 a.m.
The House of Representatives approved funding Tuesday for the state’s private-option program after rejecting the measure in four consecutive votes last month.
posted: 03/04/2014 2:51 a.m.
The House of Representatives is expected to vote for the fifth time today on a funding bill for the state’s private-option program, House Speaker Davy Carter said Monday.
posted: 03/04/2014 2:46 a.m.
CONWAY — Allegations involving an Academy Award-winning actress’ adoption and Circuit Judge Michael Maggio of Conway are under investigation by the Arkansas commission that handles ethical and disciplinary matters for judges, an official with the panel said Monday.
posted: 03/03/2014 4:20 a.m.
House members will try again today to reach a deal on a private-option appropriation that can attract at least 75 votes in the 100-member chamber, state legislative leaders said.
posted: 03/01/2014 2:57 a.m.
Pulaski County Attorney Karla Burnett told a state board Friday that she would advise the county’s Election Commission to not follow the board’s new rules on counting absentee ballots.
posted: 02/28/2014 3:02 a.m.
The Arkansas House convened for about 15 minutes Thursday, passing just one bill, which would allow the governor to forgo a special election for the vacant lieutenant governor’s seat.
posted: 02/28/2014 2:50 a.m.
The $1. 2 billion fine against Johnson & Johnson and a subsidiary for Medicaid fraud was not excessive, because the company continuously put patients in danger by improperly exposing them to the side effects of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal, an attorney for the state told the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday.
posted: 02/28/2014 2:34 a.m.
The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday reversed two Workers’ Compensation Commission decisions that denied benefits to two workers because they tested positive for marijuana after they were injured on the job.
posted: 02/27/2014 5:06 a.m.
House Speaker Davy Carter met with a group of Republican members opposed to the private option on Wednesday as the House failed to take up an appropriation bill for the program for the second day in a row.
posted: 02/27/2014 4:50 a.m.
The Arkansas Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a $400,000 award to a former Hermitage High School student who was assaulted by a group of students.
posted: 02/26/2014 5:01 a.m.
For the first time in a week, the Arkansas House of Representatives met without voting on a funding bill for the state’s private-option Medicaid expansion — and House leadership said Tuesday that they don’t know when the next vote will happen.