LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Governor Mike Beebe has reauthorized Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion for another year. He has signed the budget bill for the "private option" plan approved last year as an alternative to expanding Medicaid under the federal health law. The plan survived a defunding push in the House this week.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Bond broker Steele Stephens says he gave Martha Shoffner $6,000 at her state Capitol office because he thought she needed help after her mother died. Stephens got immunity to testify at the trial of the former Arkansas treasurer who is accused of taking $36,000 from Stephens and directing state business his way.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has told an annual gathering of conservative leaders and activists near Washington that the nation is weaker under President Barack Obama and that "no one fears us." Huckabee says the next president will face a tough rebuilding task. He's among those weighing a 2016 bid.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas firm is recalling more than 29,000 pounds of chicken products. Federal food safety inspectors say Springdale-based George's sold the products with incorrect labels that don't list soy protein, which could cause an allergic reaction in some people.
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