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GOP gubernatorial candidates clash in debate

The two men seeking the GOP nomination in the May 20th primary clashed over several issues at the debate held by the Arkansas Federation of Young Republicans.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike Ross, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Arkansas, US National Guard, US Military, Mike Beebe, US Governors

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Arkansas Times

Mark Pryor campaign going after Tom Cotton on Medicare cuts

David Catanese has a story up today in U.S. News and World Report looking at Democratic candidates going after their Republican opponents for their support of the Ryan budget , accusing them of seeking to voucherize Medicare and cut benefits for seniors.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Healthcare Law, US News, Law, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Medicare, Health, Arkansas

The City Wire

Arkansas' jobless rate below 7% for first time in more than five years

Arkansas' March jobless rate of 6.9% ends 61 consecutive months that the rate was at or above 7%, and the drop was helped by significant year-over-year job gains in the state's tourism industry, the retail sector and the education and health services sector.

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Arkansas Times

How Tom Cotton talks when he talks about Obamacare

One challenge for Republicans running in 2014 is how to handle the fact that millions of people are gaining coverage under the Affordable Care Act .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas

Arkansas Times

Per-person costs for private option rising, but Arkansas taxpayers...

The D-G reports this morning that the per-person cost of the private option for the month of April thus far is $496, which is about $18 above the monthly per-person spending cap set by the feds.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Medicaid, Health

Daily Record

Behind the News

Political primaries in Arkansas have become somewhat ho-hum, now that we have a 2-party system.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, US News

Thu Apr 17, 2014

News Max

Democrat Underdog in Ark. Gov. Race Charges Party Is 'Unfair'

An underdog Democratic candidate for governor in Arkansas claims she's getting the shaft from her own party.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike Ross, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Arkansas, African-American

The City Wire

Pryor-Cotton and U.S. Senate control, part II

Editor's note: This is the second part of a two-part series on the Pryor-Cotton race.

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Related Topix: Blanche Lincoln, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boozman, Democrat, Senator John Boozman, Arkansas, University of Arkansas

Arkansas Times

Tom Cotton continues to avoid taking stance on private option

We've noted before that while Rep. Tom Cotton wants to repeal Obamacare , he refuses to take a position on whether the state made the right decision in pursuing the private option policy, which uses Medicaid funds to purchase health insurance for low-income Arkansans.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Arkansas, Health Insurance

Arkansas Times

Democratic Congressional candidates outraised in opponents in first quarter of 2014

The Democratic Party of Arkansas is doing some bragging, as their congressional candidates out-raised opponents in the first quarter this year: AR-01: Jackie McPherson Outraised Rep. Crawford.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Eric "Rick" Crawford, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Rick Crawford, Representative Tom Cotton, Blanche Lincoln, US Senate, Democrat, Arkansas

Arkansas Times

State agencies aim to make sure private option plans only cover essential health benefits

A new bulletin from the Arkansas Insurance Department includes a rule that will help the Department of Human Services keep costs down for the private option in future years.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Health Insurance

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Arkansas Times

Tom Cotton and the 'repeal and replace' dance on Obamacare

Greg Sargent at the Washington Post highlights the Arkansas Blog's recent coverage of Rep. Tom Cotton , who offered a somewhat garbled message on health care.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Representative Eric "Rick" Crawford, Representative Rick Crawford, Arkansas, Healthcare Law, Law

CNN

Huckabee narrowly tops 3-straight 2016 Iowa GOP polls

All three surveys indicate there's no frontrunner in the very early hunt for the GOP presidential nomination in the state that votes first in the race for the White House.

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Related Topix: Huckabee, Entertainment, Iowa, Television, US News, Arkansas, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

Arkansas Times

Arkansas Lottery Commission embraces keno, monitor games

A day after the Arkansas Lottery Legislative Oversight Committee passed a motion against the lottery adding video monitor games, the Arkansas Lottery Commission today approved adding the game s, which Lottery Director Bishop Woosley pitched as a way to reach to boost revenues for the flagging lottery.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Arkansas, Little Rock, AR

FOX16

ACLU Challenges Arkansas Voter ID Law

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas and Arkansas Public Law Center today filed a lawsuit challenging the state's voter ID law.

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ArkansasBusiness.com

Cracking The Complex Code of Arkansas Politics

Arkansans are known for being predictably unpredictable at the ballot box. For candidates running for office in 2014, it makes things more complicated.

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FOX16

I-55 Bridge Reopens in Memphis after Barge Strike

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department reports that the I-55 bridge over the Mississippi River has been reopened after being shutdown following a barge strike.

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The Baxter Bulletin

Pinkston, MHJH get cash for performance

On Thursday, school district officials and state politicians will visit Pinkston Middle School and Mountain Home Junior High School to recognize both as high performing schools, joining 204 other public schools across Arkansas to earn the designation.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Arkansas, Mike Beebe, US Governors

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Arkansas Times

Blood moon open line

Stargazers last night caught a glimpse of the "Blood Moon," the first total lunar eclipse in more than two year.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas

FOX16

Changes Coming for Students Across Arkansas

This month the new immunization requirements for the 2014-2015 school year were released by the Arkansas Department of Health.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Health, Vaccinations, Education Etc.

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