New Footage From FGA: The ‘PO’ Is “ObamaCare’s Medicaid Expansion”

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The Foundation for Government Accountability has released a new web video that highlights many of the broken promises of the Arkansas version of Medicaid expansion, which has been dubbed the “private option.” The video features comments from FGA's Kristina Ribali and two Arkansas legislators -- Rep. Bruce Westerman (the Advance … [Read more...]

Breaking Down The 2013 Freedom Scorecard (Podcast)

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This week on the podcast, Dan gives us a quick Obamacare update and then we launch into a full rundown of the 2013 Arkansas Freedom Scorecard. Here are some articles we discuss: White House in Obamacare panic HHS encourages insurers to fix Obamacare problems 2013 Friends of Freedom in the AR legislature … [Read more...]

Voter ID Machines Installed In All 75 Arkansas Counties

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Secretary of State Mark Martin recently announced that the implementation of the state’s photo-ID system  is complete. The Secretary of State’s office provided Voter ID systems to each of Arkansas’s 75 counties, allowing each county clerk’s office to produce photo identification cards at no charge for voters who don't have them. “This project has put counties in compliance with the requirements of Act 595 of 2013. It also provides additional integrity to our electoral system,” Martin said. Act … [Read more...]

Arkansas Obamacare Event Rewards Enrollees With Condoms!

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Another day, another Obamacare scandal! This time, it happened right here in The Natural State. And somehow The Weekly Standard beat me to the scoop: An Obamacare event in Arkansas offered a prize for those who attended: Free condoms. The Obamacare event took place at the University of Central Arkansas last weekend. It was hosted by a group called the Living Affected Corporation, which apparently has received a grant from the federal government to educate the public about Obamacare. The … [Read more...]

Cooper Receives Endorsements From Republican Legislative All-Stars, Niell Receives Non-Endorsement Endorsement From Democratic Sheriff

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Today, Jonesboro Senate District 21 candidate John Cooper announced he had received the endorsement of seven sitting legislators. In my estimation, these lawmakers are some of the most conservative, most respected members of the legislature -- and every single one of them voted against the “private option” version of Obamacare expansion. Here are what the legislators had to say about Cooper, per Cooper’s press release: State Senator Bryan King, District 5: “John has demonstrated a commitment … [Read more...]

Voter ID in Africa, HP Heist, & Obamacare Special Session?

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Very busy podcast this week! Dan and I discuss: Obama supports voter ID in Africa Delay of the Obamacare employer mandate Self-verification in Obamacare Senator King calls for a special session Rep. Farrer's op-ed on the "private option" Politico says Congress will take up employer and individual mandate delays HP cutting 500 jobs in Conway And much, much more! … [Read more...]

Senator King: Beebe Should Call Special Session For Medicaid Expansion Repeal

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State Senator Bryan King has just put out the following statement regarding Obamacare implementation and Medicaid expansion in the state. It's so good, we have decided to publish it in full: Last week’s announcement from the White House – namely, their unilateral decision to delay implementing the Obamacare employer mandate – underscores the need for a special session to fix Arkansas’s out-of-control health-care budget. Governor Beebe should call a special session as soon as reasonably … [Read more...]

Voter ID Veto Override Delayed Despite 77% Support

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Two days ago, the Senate overrode Governor Beebe’s veto of the voter ID bill, SB2. The House was scheduled to vote on the override yesterday, but the vote was delayed. On Twitter, Rep. Stephen Meeks -- who carried the bill on the House side -- told me the vote was delayed due to a “LONG calendar.” A previous tweet from Rep. Meeks said the issue was not being brought up in order to allow legislators to get home early for Easter weekend. Perhaps, however, there is more to the story. On … [Read more...]