GOP Senate Primaries, Round 4: Burris vs. Flippo vs. Osmon

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As part of our continuing series of articles on the various GOP primaries across the state, we now turn our attention to state Senate District 17. After state Senator Johnny Key announced he would not seek re-election so that he could pursue a better paying career with the University of Arkansas, three candidates filed to replace him: Representative John Burris, business owner Scott Flippo, and Mountain Home Mayor Dave Osmon, all Republicans. Unlike my previous GOP Senate primary articles, I … [Read more...]

Live-Stream: GOP Attorney General Debate

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“There Is A Lot Wrong” With This Forbes Article, But Legislators Are Too Busy To Explain

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Yesterday, Forbes published an insightful piece about the Arkansas Obamacare “private” option. The bottom line for Arkansas taxpayers: for the second month in a row, the “private” option costs are well above projections and above the federal cap. The Forbes article (authored by Josh Archambault and Jonathan Ingram of the Foundation for Government Accountability) outlines what could happen if “private” option costs continue to climb: ...under terms of the waiver signed by Governor Beebe and … [Read more...]

Tonight: GOP Attorney General Candidates Face Off

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That moment you’ve all been waiting for is almost here: AAI’s Attorney General debate at Bowen Law School is tonight at 6:00 p.m. If you can make it, please join us a few minutes before 6:00 so you can greet the candidates and get a good seat. The event will take place in the law school’s courtroom on the first floor of the building. For directions to Bowen, click here. The debate should wrap up no later than 7:30 p.m. and will feature all three Republican candidates for AG -- Patricia … [Read more...]

Another Justification For The Obamacare “Private” Option Bites The Dust

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Late last Monday evening, March 31, Congress approved a proposal to delay cuts to reimbursements for doctors who provide Medicare services. But that’s not all: the bill also pushed forward cuts to hospitals even farther into the future. These payments, commonly referred to as “disproportionate share hospital” payments or DSH, are given to hospitals to help pay for their uncompensated care costs related to the treatment of Medicaid patients. This development is significant because, as you may … [Read more...]

You Won’t Believe What Mark Pryor Said About Obamacare This Time

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We already know that Senator Mark Pryor thinks Obamacare is an "amazing success story" that is "creating jobs." But his latest comments about the disastrous law will truly shock you: in a recent interview with KARK Pryor said, knowing what he knows now, he would vote for Obamacare again. This truly must be seen to be believed: … [Read more...]

Is Matt Campbell Qualified To Blog?

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As we’ve noted before, sometimes Matt Campbell posts insightful legal analysis containing persuasive legal arguments. And sometimes he completely misses the mark by making arguments that would get an attorney laughed out of court. The difficulty is that he doesn’t seem to be able to tell when he’s making strong arguments or weak ones. Recently, Campbell posted about a recent public statement from Judge Rhonda Wood. (As is their habit, the Arkansas Times uncritically and robotically … [Read more...]

The Great Debates (Podcast)

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This week on The Arkansas Project Podcast: Join us Wednesday night to meet all three GOP candidates for Attorney General Rice vs. Holland -- who has it right on the PO? Damon Wallace owes $30,000 to IRS And here's some debt Damon Wallace failed to disclose … [Read more...]