Senators Jonathan Dismang (R-Beebe), David Sanders (R-Little Rock) and Missy Irvin (R-Mountain View) present amendments to SB 1020 in House committee Wednesday afternoon. Bills and appropriations for the so called private option of Medicaid expansion passed the Arkansas legislature Wednesday.
Arkansas will await federal approval of a plan to provide private health insurance to roughly 250,000 of the state’s working poor with federal money after the state Senate approved a bill allowing the plan to be funded Wednesday night.
Environmental activists who oppose the construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline are looking to the recent oil spill in Mayflower to solidify their case as they plan to testify against the new pipeline Thursday in Nebraska.
Proponents of the pipeline argue it is still the safest mode of transport for a resource which people must continue to rely on.
Arkansas’s senior U.S. Senator, Mark Pryor, says he still needs to review a new immigration proposal before deciding how to vote.
The bipartisan plan crafted by eight senators includes increased border security measures and a decade-long process to grant citizenship to 12 million undocumented immigrants. Pryor says there are key goals that must be a part of any plan he could support.
Members of the Arkansas National Guard, along with guardsmen from Oklahoma, Indiana, Louisiana, and Texas are conducting emergency training in Oklahoma to prepare in case a major earthquake strikes the region.
The exercise called "Vigilant Guard" will be held Wednesday at the Camp Gruber Training Site near Braggs in northeastern Oklahoma. The guardsmen are to hold the training that simulates a 7.7-magnitude earthquake occurring along the New Madrid fault in Northeast Arkansas and northward into other states.
It’s been more than two weeks since the ExxonMobil Pegasus Pipeline burst in May Flower, spilling around 5,000 barrels of heavy crude oil into a residential subdivision while endangering local wetlands and wildlife. Local officials have begun to call for a portion of the pipeline, which runs through the Lake Maumelle Watershed, to be relocated.