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Democrats Demand Healthcare Be Returned to 19,000 Who Unjustly Lost Coverage

More bad news for Arkansas healthcare… U.S. District Judge James Boasberg on Wednesday ruled that Governor Asa Hutchinson had illegally required strict reporting requirements in order for Arkansans to keep their Medicaid healthcare coverage. “The Governor and DHS need to be laser focused on making sure those 19,000 Arkansans get their healthcare back immediately. To appeal this decision is just …

Fayetteville’s Denise Garner Delivers On Gun Safety, Tackles Guns On Campus

Arkansans want common-sense laws when it comes to having guns on college campuses. The people of Arkansas certainly don’t want the state Legislature telling local colleges what they can or can’t allow on their own campuses. Arkansas Democrats want to make sure that colleges and law enforcement officials get to set their own gun safety policies, not politicians. In 2017 …

The Worst Threat Yet To the Buffalo National River: Arkansas’s Republican Legislature

Arkansas’s Buffalo National River is facing a dire threat because of a new bill in the Arkansas Legislature. Republican state Senator Gary Stubblefield (Branch) is running a bill (SB550) that strip away protections that have made the Buffalo River one of the most wild and pristine waterways in the world. Instead, Stubblefield would turn it into a dumping ground for …

Former U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln On The Rise Of Women

Blanche Lincoln holds the distinction of becoming the youngest woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate. She entered the upper chamber after two terms in the U.S. House. Lincoln rose to be chair of the powerful Senate Agriculture committee. Take a listen to our conversation with Sen. Lincoln, who was the keynote speaker at the annual Jimmie Lou Fisher – …

Taking Back The LRSD: A Path Emerges In The Legislature

Parents should never lose their voice in their children’s schools, but four years ago the State Board of Education took away the say of parents in the Little Rock School District, dissolved the democratically elected school board, and began closing down public schools while expanding private charter schools. But that could change, Democratic lawmakers have filed a bill in the …

VOTE TODAY: Will Arkansas Families Get Minimum Housing Standards?

Arkansas is the only state in the nation that fails to require even a minimum habitability standard for landlords to rent housing. That means open sewage, toxic mold, faulty wiring, broken heat and air systems, and just about any health and safety issue doesn’t have to be addressed be a landlord – and tenants still have to pay their rent. …