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John Goodson goes with Tom Cotton
The Weekly Standard loves Tom Cotton. It loves anybody who loves Tom Cotton. So it loves John Goodson , the multimillionaire class action lawyer from Texarkana who once favored Democrats and has been favored by Democrats such as Mike Beebe with the likes of a UA Board of Trustees appointment.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Health law provision seeks to rein in executive compensation at insurance companies
News outlets report that this little-noticed provision puts in place stricter limits regarding the amount companies can deduct from their federal tax bills.
Report: Colette Honorable nominated to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Amy Harder, who covers energy policy for the Wall Street Journals, says President Obama will nominate Colette Honorable, chair of the Arkansas Public Service Commission , to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Republicans: First they went after Clarke Tucker's 4-year-old; now his old man
I was informed yesterday that the Republican hatchet team's mission to dig up damaging oppo research on Democrat Clarke Tucker, candidate for House District 35 against Republican Stacy Hurst , wouldn't end with going after Tucker's four-year-old son on where he attends nursery school.
Tennessee: The case for government broadband
More reporting here from the Center for Public Integrity of the superiority of municipally supplied broadband in Tennesse cities - fast and cheap.
Mayor, some Ghanaians meet, but not in Harrison
A delegation from Ghana visited the state Capitol on Wednesday as part of a Sister City trip to Jacksonville.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Arkansas, home to key Senate race, announces rate decreases on Obamacare exchange
Obamacare customers in Arkansas will see a net decrease of 2 percent in premium costs on the state's marketplace in 2015, Gov. Mike Beebe has announced - a development that could impact the state's high-profile U.S. Senate race.
Asbury Park Press
If it's Wednesday, this must be Arkansas
Gov. Chris Christie campaigns in Arkansas for Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson.
Christie campaigning in Arkansas for Hutchinson
Christie is scheduled to campaign with Hutchinson in North Little Rock, Little Rock and Rogers.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Beebe appoints Fayetteville business council employee to state Board of Education
Among other appointments today, Gov. Mike Beebe appointed Kim Davis , director of External Relations and Economic Development at th e Northwest Arkansas Council, to succeed Brenda Gullett on the state Board of Education.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
The City Wire
Beebe praised for - steady hand' as Arkansas' Governor
Arkansas Democrats honored the two terms of Gov. Mike Beebe Saturday evening while rallying its base with less than three months until the Nov. 4 general election.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Clinton Library planning 10th anniversary celebration; Arkansas Blog, too
Politico notes that e-mails are circulating to potential participants in a big wingding at the Clinton Library to celebrate the institution's 10th anniversary.
Beebe: Balance tax cuts, services
Arkansas counties can stay afloat in coming years if tax cuts are balanced with the needs of the government and its people, Gov. Mike Beebe told Association of Arkansas Counties conference attendees Thursday morning.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Norwalk Citizen News
Democratic AG hopeful announces legislative agenda
Democratic Rep. Nate Steel, candidate for Arkansas attorney general, speaks at a Little Rock, Ark., news conference Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Is Obamacare losing steam as attack ammo?:
Is Obamacare losing steam as campaign material for Republicans in key Senate races? A new analysis shows a sharp drop in its use in TV ads, including in Arkansas.
Next governor gets Delta woes
The head of the Delta Regional Authority said a mouthful when he told a jobs conference last week that Arkansas' next governor would face a unique set of challenges after taking office in 2015.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
The News Tribune
On state campaign trail, trackers set to pounce
So-called video trackers record almost everything the candidates for governor and U.S. Senate say in public in case they make a gaffe or veer off message.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Southern Governors Association talk private option
Gov. Mike Beebe , as well as governors from Maryland and Kentucky, discussed health care reform and the private option - the unique Arkansas version of Medicaid expansion - at a panel this morning at the Southern Governors Association meeting.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley stumps for Rapert opponent Tyler Pearson
Sen. Jason Rapert is the bogeyman Arkansas Democrats love to hate. He calls for the president's impeachment , suggests that it's "treasonous" to give medical treatment in the U.S. to American missionaries who've contracted the Ebola virus , rails against "the radical homosexual lobby and pro-abortionists" - and that's all before he's had his ... (more)
Beebe: minority of legislature won't run over majority to block private option in 2015
Gov. Mike Beebe hosted a panel this morning on the private option - the state's plan using Medicaid funds to purchase private health insurance for low-income Arkansans - at the Southern Governors Association meeting in downtown Little Rock.