Don’t Worry, All Is Well With The ‘Private’ Option! (Podcast)

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This week on The Arkansas Project Podcast: "Private" option costs have gone up, again Senator Bryan King speaks out about lack of competition in the PO Milton Friedman: Four different ways to spend money Damon Wallace has a fake degree Our report on AR primary candidates … [Read more...]

No Competition, Cost Overruns — Where Do We Go From Here On The ‘Private’ Option?

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You’ll probably find this hard to believe, but things aren’t going to so well with the Obamacare “private” option: just last week, my colleague Dan Greenberg wrote about the lack of competition in the program. Forbes had a national piece last week about the cost overruns of the program -- so far, after just a few short months, it’s currently 11% over original projections. In response to these developments, many lawmakers have been proactive in trying to figure out what’s driving the cost … [Read more...]

Taxpayers Spent $166K+ To Defend Bill Walker

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When I first joined The Arkansas Project (back in the good old days when Arkansas Republicans opposed Obamacare implementation and were storming the capitol to cut taxes and limit government), one of the first big stories I chronicled was an employment scandal. Bill Walker, head of the state’s Department of Career Education, had hired an unqualified interpreter, Clara Taylor. Ms. Taylor’s hiring led to an extensive investigation by the Office of Personnel Management, thanks to the hard work of … [Read more...]

House Judiciary Committee Passes “Church Carry” Bill

This morning, the House Judiciary Committee passed "The Church Protection Act." The bill now heads to the House floor. If it is successful there, it will head to the Governor's desk for his John Hancock. I attended the committee meeting this morning and snagged some video(s). The voice vote is near the very end of the second clip below. 4:31 p.m. - I apologize for the audio problems in these videos. It seems to be a technical issue with Ustream. Hopefully it will be resolved … [Read more...]