Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton says he thinks the federal health overhaul should be a part of the negotiations over the budget this fall but is stopping short of saying he'll vote against any spending bills that don't defund the law.
Cotton, who is challenging Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor in Arkansas, said Monday he believed the budget talks provide a chance to delay or defund the 2010 law.
Some Republican lawmakers have said they'll vote against any spending bills that fund the law, a move that members of both parties have said could trigger a government shutdown.
A new national report card by a nonprofit nursing home resident advocacy group gives failing marks to elder care facilities in Arkansas.
Families for Better Care, a Florida-based group; scored, ranked, and graded states on eight different federal quality measures ranging from staffing shortages to the percentage of facilities with severe deficiencies.
Arkansas' two U.S. senators are touring the Natural State during the Senate's summer recess.
Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman plans a weeklong agriculture tour, beginning Monday in the western part of the state.
Boozman plans to visit a lumber company in Russellville, a tree farm in Dover and the National Wildlife Refuge in Dardanelle. He will finish the day by attending the Perry County Farm Bureau meeting in Perryville.
The north Arkansas town of Harrison has long been associated with the Ku Klux Klan, creating an image that city leaders say is just not true.
News articles about Harrison’s inglorious past and proximity to the home of national Knights of the K-K-K Director Thom Robb trend toward the top of internet searches of information about the Boone County town.
Robb lives in nearby Zinc Arkansas but for years used a Harrison post office box.