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May 27, 2015 In The News
A bill filed by Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Arkansas), would apply an estimated $15 billion each year to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) by adjusting the percentage of Medicaid match funds required by the Affordable Care Act.
May 27, 2015 In The News
The check is in the mail... maybe... depending upon what Congress does after 60 days.
May 26, 2015 In The News
Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s proposed $87.1 million bond issue for an economic-development project in southern Arkansas sailed through House and Senate committees Tuesday, the opening day of a special session expected to last three days.
May 26, 2015 In The News
As dozens of on-watchers took photos and “selfies” around a prototype of Lockheed Martin’s new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) parked at the steps of the State Capitol, Gov. Asa Hutchinson gave a last-minute pep rally ahead of Tuesday’s special session to consider an $87.1 million bond issue to build the next generation military vehicle in South Arkansas.
May 26, 2015 In The News
Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday called a super-project state legislators will consider supporting with millions in state-issued bonds a "golden opportunity" while acknowledging he has philosophical concerns with government providing such monetary support to private companies.
May 26, 2015 In The News
Governor Asa Hutchinson announced today he is calling a special session for state legislators to consider $87.1 million in general obligation bonds under the authority of Amendment 82. The financing will go toward a Lockheed Martin manufacturing facility in East Camden that would produce the company’s new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) developed by the U.S. Army and the Marine Corps. Lockheed Martin is one of three companies under consideration for the contract to manufacture the JLTV. A decision from the Pentagon is expected in July 2015. The JLTV will replace the Humvee, which has been used by the military since 1985.
May 25, 2015 In The News
As lawmakers prepared for the Memorial Day recess, Congress faced several tough issues including highway funding and trade, and one representative is resurrecting a decades-old award.
May 25, 2015 In The News
Legislation filed by U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman would cut the amount states receive for their expanded Medicaid enrollment under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and shift some of the money to road construction.
May 24, 2015 In The News
The House voted last week for a two-month extension in federal highway funding, averting an interruption of state projects while buying more time to come up with a better solution to federal road woes.
May 24, 2015 In The News
The House voted last week for a two-month extension in federal highway funding, averting an interruption of state projects while buying more time to come up with a better solution to federal road woes.

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