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Capitol Security Video, Secret Recordings...in the Treasurer's Race? Video included

The race for the office of state treasurer got a lot more interesting this week...I'm talking Capitol security video, secretly recorded conversations, accusations of intimidation (seriously, I'm about to submit some ideas to the writers of Scandal). More>>

Pryor's new ad and web site - Cotton calls it a Hail Mary

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Arkansas' heated U.S. Senate election is one year away and incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor is out of the gate with a new web site and ad hitting his 2014 challenger Rep. Tom Cotton. The new 30 second ad hits More>>

With Griffin out, the floodgates open in District 2 Video included

Last week, Representative Tim Griffin made the surprising announcement that he would not seek re-election to a third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. More>>

Day Two of the Special Session

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The Arkansas State Legislature moved quickly Friday during day two of the special session. Between committee meetings and House and Senate sessions, lawmakers crammed a lot of work into a few short hours. More>>

Sing it with me! We're in the money...

Who isn't a sucker for a good old Rosemary Clooney tune? Sing it with me..."We're in the money. We're in the money. We've got a lot of what it takes to get along..." More>>

No surprise here: Gov. Beebe endorses Ross

A special press conference on the steps of the State Capitol building yielded no surprises as Governor Mike Beebe endorsed Democrat Mike Ross in the race to become governor. More>>

Another day, another announcement

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Another day...another announcement, this time it was Arkansas House Majority Leader Bruce Westerman officially joining the congressional race in district four.
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A game of political dominos

Seven months into his term, Representative Tom Cotton is preparing for another election. But this time, the congressman - dubbed a rising star in the Republican Party - has his sights set on a Senate seat. More>>

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  • Private Option Explained with Play-Doh

    Private Option Explained with Play-Doh

    Friday, February 7 2014 8:04 PM EST2014-02-08 01:04:03 GMT
    Arkansas's Medicaid Private Option insurance is an extremely misunderstood piece of legislation. Some believe it is Obamacare. Others believe it is the insurance exchange. Both of those beliefs are wrong.  TheMore >>
    Arkansas's Medicaid Private Option insurance is an extremely misunderstood piece of legislation. Some believe it is Obamacare. Others believe it is the insurance exchange. Both of those beliefs are wrong.  TheMore >>