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Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 09:09:00

The case for the Little Rock School District

As the Little Rock School District fights to preserve its autonomy, it's worth thinking about some underlying factors that contribute to the district's situation.

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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 07:43:00

Hutchinson's private option plan would nix cost-sharing and savings accounts below poverty line

The bill to advance Asa Hutchinson's health care task force also includes two policy tweaks to the existing private option.

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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 07:03:00

Mike Huckabee's entry to 2016 campaign brings back Wayne Dumond

Mike Huckabee's entry into the 2016 presidential campaign has renewed some familiar themes from his 2008 run, including reminders of his record on granting executive clemency and his work in behalf of the release from prison of rapist Wayne Dumond, who went on to murder in Missouri, where he died in prison.

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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 06:50:00

Arkansas lags in LGBT protection

The Human Rights Campaign has released a survey of states on protections, such as from employment discrimination, provided for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Arkansas lags.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 20:50:00

Little Rock School Board unanimously approves facilities plan, millage campaign

At its regularly scheduled meeting tonight, the Little Rock School District (LRSD) board approved a major facilities plan for the district. It's previously been a point of major contention within the LRSD.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 18:31:00

Reactions to Gov. Asa Hutchinson's private option speech

Asa Hutchinson has made his pitch on the private option. What are lawmakers saying?

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 17:05:00

Former Medicaid director and private option architect Andy Allison takes job with McKinsey

Andy Allison, the former Arkansas Medicaid director who served as the principal policy architect and manager of the private option, has taken a job as a Senior Expert with McKinsey & Company, the prominent multinational consulting firm. Allison began last week, a little over six months after he left his post at the Arkansas Department of Human Services.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 16:36:00

The daily bill filings: AsaCare leads the list.

Sen. Jim Hendren files the bill to continue the private option (which they hope to call the Health Care Independence Act.) Hendren hated this with a passion in 2013. Now his uncle is governor.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 15:47:00

Thursday's open line and video roundup — Asa!

Here's your open line and my take on the day's events. Asa!

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 14:50:00

Hutchinson tax bill passes Senate

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's tax bill — tax cuts for many taxpayers, tax increases for others — passed the Senate today 30-3.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 14:12:00

Change of address for Gilbert Baker

Gilbert Baker submitted a change of address today on his new lobbying venture after my report yesterday that he claimed the same address as that of another Republican lobbying outfit.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 13:45:00

Feds encouraging about possible private option tweaks, but Hutchinson not seeking immediate changes

One surprise in Gov. Asa Hutchinson's speech today on the private option: While he's setting up a task force to look at major changes to the design of the health care coverage expansion in 2017, he's not going to to be seeking immediate tweaks or additional "conservative reform" wrinkles.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 13:13:00

Razorbacks hire Dan Enos as offensive coordinator

Dan Enos has been hired as offensive coordinator for the Razorback football team. The former head coach at Central Michigan will be paid $550,000.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 13:08:00

Supreme Court silence continues today on same-sex marriage case

Another Thursday release of Arkansas Supreme Court rulings and another week passes with no word from the court on the status of the appeal of Circuit Judge Chris Piazza's ruling striking down the state ban on same-sex marriage.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 13:02:00

The message machine: Private option ended

Here comes the Republican message machine: Asa Hutchinson has ended the private option, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin says. Er, not exactly.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 11:12:00

ASU faculty raises questions about on-line doctorate

Faculty members at Arkansas State University are complaining that their input was ignored in the school's decision to begin offering an education doctorate in education leadership as an on-line course.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:33:44

Gov. Asa Hutchinson asks legislature to fund Arkansas private option for Medicaid expansion through end of 2016

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has asked the legislature to continue funding the private option through 2016. He'll set up a task force to examine future policy changes in 2017 and beyond. Here's all the liveblog notes and analysis.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:32:00

Hutchinson pitches continuation of the program formerly known as the private option

Gov. Asa Hutchinson recommends continuation of private option through at least 2016 and in the meanwhile study a reshaping of entire Medicaid program.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 09:58:00

Little Rock School lawyer lays out case for preserving local control

Chris Heller, lawyer for the Little Rock School District, has prepared a memo outlining for the state Board of Education what the district intends to do to correct academic deficiencies at six schools and, not incidentally, preserve local control of the district.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 09:16:00

Poll: Voters aren't ready for the return of Mitt, Huckabee

New poll shows little enthusiam for a Mitt Romney candidacy. Less for a certain familiar figure from Arkansas.

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