The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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Arkansas in the News2

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Arkansas Gubernatorial Headlines

DECEMBER 2013

COMMENTARY: Good for Pryor and Cotton (Talk Business, 12/4/13)
COMMENTARY: Mark Pryor throws kitchen sink at Tom Cotton (Talk Business, 12/4/13)
Broadband groups send proposals to Gov. Beebe (The City Wire, 12/3/13)
Arkansas’ November report tax revenue below forecast (The City Wire, 12/3/13)
Arkansas tax revenue may decline in FY 2014 (The City Wire, 12/2/13)
Arkansas GOP files lawsuit challenging governor’s FOIA exemption claim (Talk Business, 12/2/13)

NOVEMBER 2013

COMMENTARY: Gov. Mike Beebe: The megasite message (The City Wire, 11/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Voting record or dirty tricks (Courier News, 11/27/13)
Enrollment in ‘private option’ for Medicaid expansion continues to grow (Arkansas Blog, 11/27/13)
New poll shows governor’s race in dead heat (Talk Business, 11/26/13)
AEDC unveils website to promote ‘large acreage’ sites (The City Wire, 11/25/13)
COMMENTARY: Gov. Beebe: Thankful for more than we know (Courier News, 11/25/13)
‘Advance Arkansas Sites’ to showcase large-acreage plots for development (Arkansas Business, 11/25/13)
COMMENTARY: Same-sex cohabitation and Amendment 83 (The City Wire, 11/24/13)
Arkansas’ October jobless rate rises to 7.5% (The City Wire, 11/22/13)
Hutchinson talks about school safety at Ark. event (AP, 11/21/13)
Election 2014: Hutchinson opposes medical marijuana proposals (Times Record, 11/20/13)
Oh, fun, another Mike Ross committee vote for Republicans to obsess over (Arkansas Blog, 11/20/13)
Ark. GOP gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson talks to lt. governors about school safety (AP, 11/20/13)
Race to lead state centers on tax rates (NWA online, 11/20/13)
VIDEO: Asa Hutchinson to speak in LR about homeland security (Arkansas Matters, 11/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Arkansas Democrats helping ‘Correct the Record’ (Talk Business, 11/20/13)
Asa Hutchinson talks about school safety at Arkansas event (AP, 11/20/13)
Ark. AG rejects petition to drop marijuana laws (AP, 11/19/13)
COMMENTARY: Gov. Beebe: Arkansas’ new promise (Courier News, 11/18/13)
Election 2014: Hutchinson, Ross cite Beebe as model for tax cuts (Times Record, 11/17/13)
Hutchison, Ross cite Beebe as model for tax cuts (Log Cabin Democrat, 11/16/13)
State tax credit drawing intense scrutiny (Talk Business, 11/8/13)
McDaniel OKs proposal to repeal gay marriage ban (The City Wire, 11/7/13)
GOP, Democrats make new moves for 2014 election (The City Wire, 11/7/13)
Party chairmen spar at Political Animals Club(Talk Business, 11/7/13)
Witt enters 4th District race, opposes Obamacare (The City Wire, 11/5/13)
COMMENTARY: President Bill Clinton’s influence over Arkansas politics still strong (Talk Business, 11/4/13)
Political strategists size up 2014 climate, congressional races (Talk Business, 11/3/13)
Libertarians qualify for Arkansas ballot access in 2014 (The City Wire, 11/3/13)
OPINION: Lt. Gov. Mark Darr, face first in the public trough (The City Wire, 11/3/13)
COMMENTARY: Another damaging bombshell for Lt. Gov. Mark Darr(Talk Business, 11/1/13)

OCTOBER 2013

Campaign training seminar for women candidates (Talk Business, 10/31/13)
Insurance executives report low marketplace enrollment (Talk Business, 10/31/13)
Business leaders push for immigration reform on DC trip (Talk Business, 10/30/13)
Asa narrowly leads Ross, Tea Party unfavorable (The City Wire, 10/30/13)
Little Rock banker to run for Congress (The City Wire, 10/29/13)
New Mexico Gov. Martinez addresses Arkansas GOP (The City Wire, 10/29/13)
Charter school debate reflects legislature-school board divide (Talk Business, 10/29/13)
Democrats ask for Cotton ethics review, Cotton camp calls it ‘publicity stunt’ (Talk Business, 10/29/13)
Asa Hutchinson ‘nudges’ French Hill to run for 2nd District Congress. It worked (Arkansas Blog, 10/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Asa likens Arkansas Chamber of Commerce priority to Obama’s plan (Talk Business, 10/28/13)
Poll shows Cotton may win independents in race against Pryor (The City Wire, 10/28/13)
State School Board’s role unclear, but important (Talk Business, 10/28/13)
Teacher Insurance Task Force meets (Talk Business, 10/26/13)
Arkansas Democrats look for boost from shutdown (AP, 10/25/13)
Huckabee calls on Republicans to push back on conservative groups (Talk Business, 10/25/13)
Ross campaigns to reduce manufacturing tax (The City Wire, 10/24/13)
GOP guv candidates meet at HSU (Siftings Herald, 10/24/13)
COMMENTARY: Internal poll has Asa up by 8 points (Talk Business, 10/24/13)
Ross proposes ending manufacturers tax (Log Cabin Democrat, 10/24/13)
The line is open; duck and cover the political fire (Arkansas Blog, 10/24/13)
Ross calls for reducing tax Arkansas manufacturers pay for repairing machinery (AP, 10/24/13)
Gubernatorial candidate Hutchinson visits (Lovely County Citizen, 10/24/13)
National term limits group calling for Arkansas Legislature to pull measure (Talk Business, 10/23/13)
Arkansas Poll: Senate, governor races tight (Talk Business, 10/23/13)
COMMENTARY: Arkansas Republicans finally have a bench (Talk Business, 10/22/13)
Midnight session wraps up teacher insurance special session (Talk Business, 10/19/13)
Earth to Arkansas: It’s the Republicans’ fault (Arkansas Blog, 10/16/13)
Arkansans shifting to ‘independent’ political ID (The City Wire, 10/15/13)
Cotton raises more than Pryor inn quarter (The City Wire, 10/15/13)
Poll: Hutchinson retains slight lead in governor’s race (Arkansas Blog, 10/14/13)
Hutchinson holds small lead over Ross in gov race (The City Wire, 10/14/13)
Arkansas to lose $52 million with end of stimulus SNAP boost (The City Wire, 10/14/13)
Poll shows Pryor, Cotton in tight race (The City Wire, 10/13/13)
Shameless: Legislators snort at the trough (Arkansas Blog, 10/13/13)
Poll: Asa still leads in governor’s race (Talk Business, 10/13/13)
James Lee Witt ’80 percent’ decided on 4th District congressional run (Arkansas Blog, 10/11/13)
Hutchinson: No ‘private option’ if I had been the Gov (The City Wire, 10/10/13)
Arkansas lawmakers to review voter ID rules (AP, 10/9/13)
Beebe: No more state money available after Friday for federal programs affected by shutdown (AP, 10/9/13)
Insurance sign-up to end Nov. 20 for teachers (AP, 10/8/13)
Mark Pryor, conservative groups unleash new TV ads (AP, 10/8/13)
Democrats press Asa Hutchinson on private option position (Arkansas Blog, 10/7/13)
COMMENTARY: Elections have consequences (The City Wire, 10/6/13)
Supporters: Public embracing new health options (Log Cabin Republican, 10/5/13)
Memo outlines ideas for teacher insurance fix (The City Wire, 10/4/13)
From the Governor: Beebe: Affordable Care Act offers new health-care opportunities here (Lovely County Citizen, 10/4/13)
Arkansas AG approves medical marijuana ballot proposal (The City Wire, 10/3/13)
Arkansas ‘private option’ healthcare coverage sees early interest (Memphis Business Journal, 10/3/13)
Ark. business leaders comment on federal shutdown (The City Wire, 10/3/13)
It was a good week for health care in Arkansas (Arkansas Times, 10/3/13)
DHS: 55kK people in Arkansas want to sign up for coverage under private option (AP, 10/2/13)
Shutdown may delay Arkansas Guard training (The City Wire, 10/2/13)
System overload delays enrollment in health insurance marketplace (Log Cabin Democrat, 10/2/13)
Ross: I wasn’t fed up with public service, I was simply fed up with Washington (Paragould Daily Press, 10/2/13)
Education Commissioner: School furloughs not expected in Arkansas (Talk Business, 10/2/13)
Lawmakers reject advertising to promote health care exchange (AP, 10/1/13)
Despite glitches, health insurance officials encouraged (Talk Business, 10/1/13)
COMMENTARY: Conservative groups jump into state Senate GOP primary (Talk Business, 10/1/13)
Clinton, Beebe, US Chamber tout ‘Hire our Heroes’ jobs fair (Talk Business, 10/1/13)

SEPTEMBER 2013

Beebe critical of Congress over federal budget debate (The City Wire, 9/30/13)
Teacher insurance issue tests Mike Beebe, Arkansas lawmakers (AP, 9/30/13)
Mike Beebe: 2,000 state workers furloughed in shutdown (AP, 9/30/13)
Lobbyist, legislator opine on teacher insurance crisis (The City Wire, 9/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Like Mike (Log Cabin Democrat, 9/28/13)
Former US Rep. Mike Ross wins backing of 56 county judges for Ark. gov bid (AP, 9/27/13)
State gets official Medicaid waiver from Feds (Talk Business, 9/27/13)
VIDEO: Candidates for governor explain how they would handle school employee insurance crisis (Arkansas Matters, 9/27/13)
56 county judges endorse Mike Ross for governor, Hutchinson camp responds (Arkansas Matters, 9/27/13)
It was a good week for ethics reform (Arkansas Times, 9/26/13)
Guv candidates to attend Ark. black caucus retreat in West Memphis (AP, 9/25/13)
No clear consensus emerging on teacher insurance issue (The City Wire, 9/25/13)
AUDIO: Can mass shooting really be stopped? Asa Hutchinson gives his view (NPR, 9/24/13)
Teacher insurance sign-up delayed one month (The City Wire, 9/23/13)
New Arkansas insurance rate costs unveiled (The City Wire, 9/23/13)
Health exchange rollout expected today (Arkansas Blog, 9/23/13)
State officials discuss new insurance pricing, process (The City Wire, 9/22/13)
New Democratic leader: Go local in 2014 elections (Arkansas Blog, 9/22/13)
A special session on insurance; and maybe ethics, too (Arkansas Blog, 9/21/13)
School reformers want democracy, just not for charter schools (Arkansas Blog, 9/21/13)
McDaniel approves same-sex marriage repeal measure (The City Wire, 9/20/13)
Arkansas employers must offer benefits to same-sex couples (The City Wire, 9/18/13)
Political Animals Club gets off to good start (Courier News, 9/17/13)
Arkansas economic growth still slow (The City Wire, 9/16/13)
Group seeks state ban on corporate political donations (The City Wire, 9/16/13)
School funding issues return (Russellville Courier News, 9/16/13)
Mike Beebe: Won’t call session on teacher insurance without consensus (AP, 9/16/13)
Burkhalter preaches jobs in his Lt. Gov. bid (Talk Business, 9/15/13)
Guns in Arkansas public schools: An unsettled question (Arkansas Blog, 9/15/13)
Teacher insurance takes center stage; lawmakers unsure about special session (Talk Business, 9/15/13)
Democratic Party leaders meet in Northwest Arkansas, select Insalaco as party chair (Talk Business, 9/14/13)
Beebe talks stopping big hike in teacher insurance premiums (UALR Public Radio, 9/14/13)
Ark. Democratic Party leaders meet in Northwest Arkansas (The City Wire, 9/14/13)
Democratic Party of Arkansas makes staff changes (Talk Business, 9/12/13)
NEA Political Animals sells out Asa event, will host state Senate forum (Talk Business, 9/12/13)
Governor to present lawmakers with options to address teacher insurance (Log Cabin Democrat, 9/12/13)
Gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson speaks at SEARK Tea Party meeting Sept. 9 (MyMonticelloNews, 9/12/13)
Beebe: Reducing or repealing tax cuts an option for teacher insurance fix (Talk Business, 9/11/13)
Beebe: ‘Awfully high’ teacher premiums need a fix (The City Wire, 9/11/13)
COMMENTARY: Open carry advocate mockc AG McDaniel in Hitler parody (Talk Business, 9/10/13)
VIDEO: Beebe: No special session without teacher insurance fix first (Arkansas Matters, 9/10/13)
Voter ID: A solution in search of a problem (Arkansas Blog, 9/10/13)
Solutions to rising teacher insurance rates discussed (The City Wire, 9/9/13)
The color of purple: Searching for the swing voters in Arkansas (Arkansas Blog, 9/8/13)
A color roadmap to Arkansas politics (The City Wire, 9/8/13)
Beebe to power Mike Ross fundraiser (Arkansas Blog, 9/7/13)
Hutchinson: More notice needed on hog farm, other projects (NWA Online, 9/7/13)
Arkansas Republican officeholder switches to Democratic Party (Talk Business, 9/6/13)
Proposal drafted to end corporate spending in Arkansas elections (Arkansas Blog, 9/5/13)
Politicians speak at Labor Day picnic (Clay County Times-Democrat, 9/5/13)
Pryor and Ross are no-shows at Clinton Obamacare pep rally (Talk Business, 9/5/13)
Arkansas tax revenue on positive track (The City Wire, 9/4/13)
President Clinton promotes health care plan, calls for fixes (The City Wire, 9/4/13)
Second Arkansas ‘open carry’ walk planned in Van Buren (The City Wire, 9/3/13)
COMMENTARY: Mark Darr destroys major Republican talking point (Talk Business, 9/3/13)
Pryor, Ross address voters on issues (Texarkana Gazette, 9/3/13)

AUGUST 2013

The path widens to a Republican primary win (The City Wire, 8/30/13)
Darr bows out of 4th Congressional race (The City Wire, 8/29/13)
What an Arkansas Republican learned from accidentally ‘shooting’ a ‘teacher’ (TPM, 8/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, the shakiest gun in the South (Talk Business, 8/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Busy Q&A for Asa Hutchinson on social media (Talk Business, 8/29/13)
Asa: ‘Act 47 supports open carry’ (Examiner.com, 8/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Arkansas Republicans have their share of scandal-plagued elected officials (Talk Business, 8/28/13)
School districts hoping to keep security licenses (Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 8/28/13)
Are Democrats done in the South? Arkansas governor’s race a test (Politico, 8/28/13)
Arkansas officials discuss immigration impact, politics (The City Wire, 8/28/13)
Sens. Files, Lindsey seek balance in ethics reform (The City Wire, 8/27/13)
Beebe: Wal-Mart onshoring push ‘has a lot of legs’ (The City Wire, 8/22/13)
Voter ID rules approved by state Election Board (Talk Business, 8/21/13)
Hobbs: Add job applications to government aid (AP, 8/20/13)
Capitol View: Sen. Boozman, Mike Ross argue health care positions (Talk Business, 8/18/13)
Beebe endorses Mike Ross for governor (Talk Business, 8/17/13)
Gov. Mike Beebe endorses Mike Ross for governor (The City Wire, 8/17/13)
COMMENTARY: The other side of the ‘Cotton Effect’ (Talk Business, 8/17/13)
Ross to speak to Political Animals Club (AP, 8/16/13)
Candidate Ross clams Hutchinson’s tax promise (Log Cabin Democrat, 8/16/13)
Ross slams Hutchinson’s tax promise (Arkansas News, 8/16/13)
Ross criticizes GOP rivals’ tax cut plans (AP, 8/16/13)
Asa Hutchinson tied to Mark Martin’s illegal hiring practices (Talk Business, 8/15/13)
Beebe, Ross to make announcement Saturday (Talk Business, 8/15/13)
Signature effort falls short to repeal ‘Private Option’ in Arkansas (The City Wire, 8/14/13)
Update: Beebe: Martin’s improper use of outside lawyers weakens public trust (Arkansas News, 8/13/13)
Lt. Gov Darr formally announces for 4th District race (The City Wire, 8/12/13)
Judge: Secretary of State Mark Martin broke the law (The City Wire, 8/12/13)
Gov. Mike Beebe: ‘Mowers, bullets and jobs’ (The City Wire, 8/11/13)
On the campaign trail with Mark Pryor (The City Wire, 8/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Arkansas’s immigrant future (Arkansas Times, 8/8/13)
Curtis Coleman: Asa Hutchinson tax cut plan ‘short-sighted’ (AP, 8/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Beware of your TV, Pryor and Cotton are coming for you (Arkansas Times, 8/8/13)
Dustin McDaniel OKs ballot name for marijuana proposal (AP, 8/7/13)
Arkansas sends waiver application for health insurance (AP, 8/7/13)
On the campaign trail with Tom Cotton (The City Wire, 8/7/13)
Dustin McDaniel: School must name teachers in gun program (AP, 8/6/13)
Pryor, Cotton race reflects new political landscape (The City Wire, 8/6/13)
AG approves form of medical marijuana initiative (Arkansas Times, 8/6/13)
Asa Hutchinson endorsed by Jerry Taylor, former Democratic senator (Arkansas Times, 8/6/13)
Former Dem. lawmaker backs GOP hopeful Hutchinson (AP, 8/6/13)
US Rep. Tom Cotton is officially in the US Senate race (The City Wire, 8/6/13)
Charlie Collins preps for Arkansas Lt. Gov. race (The City Wire, 8/6/13)
AUDIO: The political jockeying edition (Arkansas Times, 8/5/13)
Poll shows support for raising the minimum wage (Arkansas Times, 8/5/13)
Democrats come out hard against Tom Cotton (The City Wire, 8/5/13)
OPINION: It’s not about the guns (The City Wire, 8/4/13)
COMMENTARY: A great week for Mike Ross (Arkansas Times, 8/1/13)
COMMENTARY: Shoot/don’t shoot: The politics of arming school staff (Arkansas Times, 8/1/13)
COMMENTARY: Could Hillary win Arkansas? (Arkansas Times, 8/1/13)

JULY 2013

Rep. Baird to seek Treasurer’s office; Dem chair steps down (The City Wire, 7/31/13)
Bill Halter and the Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Arkansas Times, 7/31/13)
Lt. Gov. Mark Darr readies for a 4th District bid (The City Wire, 7/31/13)
Democrat Dianne Curry drops out of lt. gov’s race (AP, 7/30/13)
VIDEO: Political strategists discuss Bill Halter’s exit from governor’s race (Arkansas Maters, 7/30/13)
Curtis Coleman to stay in GOP gubernatorial primary (The City Wire, 7/30/13)
Halter drops out of governor’s race (Log Cabin Democrat, 7/29/13)
Ross hopes Halter continues public service (AP, 7/29/13)
VIDEO: Halter’s withdrawal opens up governor’s race for Ross (KFSM/KXNW, 7/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Governor’s race breaking for Democrats (Talk Business, 7/29/13)
Mike Ross honored by Bill Halter’s support in 2014 governor’s race (Arkansas Matters, 7/29/13)
Dems hope Arkansas’ Halter pursues House campaign (National Journal, 7/29/13)
Halter drops out of governor’s race, remaining candidates react (KATV, 7/29/13)
Halter drops out of race for governor (The City Wire, 7/29/13)
Bill Halter withdraws from Arkansas governor’s race (Arkansas Times, 7/29/13)
Democrats catch break in Arkansas governor’s race as Halter drops out (Washington Post, 7/29/13)
EDITORIAL: Hutchinson’s Herculean challenge (The City Wire, 7/29/13)
Great minds — Asa! finds a familiar campaign slogan (Arkansas Times, 7/26/13)
Dustin McDaniel: Options ‘limited’ for future of Arkansas death penalty (AP, 7/25/13)
Legislators mull private option risks (Talk Business, 7/25/13)
Wired schools: Is there a political will and way? (The City Wire, 7/25/13)
Outreach blitz begins for state health insurance exchange (AP, 7/24/13)
Ark. AG says No to 2016 gay marriage plan language (AP, 7/24/13)
Asa Hutchinson speaks, calls for the tort reform his nephew killed (Arkansas Times, 7/23/13)
Hutchinson: GOP governor needed to win ‘jobs war’ (The City Wire, 7/23/13)
Opponents ask Arkansas to drop Common Core school standards (AP, 7/23/13)
Asa Hutchinson discusses forthcoming jobs war (Fox 16, 7/23/13)
Asa Hutchinson: Phase in cuts to Arkansas income tax (AP, 7/23/13)
It was a good week for muckraking the Mayflower oil spill (Arkansas Times, 7/18/13)
COMMENTARY: Odd argument offered for same-sex marriage (Courier-News, 7/18/13)
Political Animals Club staggering governor candidates’ appearances (Talk Business, 7/18/13)
Mike, Mike and Mike: What are the odds? (The City Wire, 7/17/13)
Beebe names FedEx Freight exec to Game and Fish (AP, 7/17/13)
Beebe pushes officials to meet broadband challenge (The City Wire, 7/17/13)
VIDEO: Campaign money pouring in for 2014, closely regulated (KATV, 7/17/13)
Asa Hutchinson’s quarterly fundraising nears $380,000 (Times Record, 7/16/13)
COMMENTARY: Dark clouds for Asa Hutchinson  & Arkansas GOP (Talk Business, 7/16/13)
The Fix: Mike Ross on list of fundraising winners for 2nd quarter (The Fix, 7/16/13)
Lawsuit seeks to overturn Ark. gay marriage ban (AP, 7/16/13)
Gov. Beebe urging business, education leaders to meet broadband challenge (Talk Business, 7/16/13)
COMMENTARY: Halter’s options following Ross’ ‘monster’ fundraising quarter (Talk Business, 7/15/13)
Ross claims record with $1.97M quarter (The City Wire, 7/15/13)
Arkansas Medicaid growth rate slows to historic level (The City Wire, 7/14/13)
Ark. AG rejects wording of gay marriage repeal (AP, 7/12/13)
AG rejects proposal to repeal state’s gay marriage ban (Arkansas News, 7/12/13)
Labor plugging Bill Halter for governor (Arkansas Times, 7/12/13)
A call in the Arkansas Capitol for marriage equality (Arkansas Times, 7/11/13)
Mike Ross talks gay marriage, gun laws, jobs (The City Wire, 7/10/13)
AG Dustin McDaniel: State’s death penalty system broken (AP, 7/10/13)
Ark. Gov. Mike Beebe refuses to call a special session on Medicaid expansion (KY3, 7/10/13)
62 Arkansas sheriffs back Ross’ bid for governor (AP, 7/10/13)
Democrat Steel joins the Attorney General race (The City Wire, 7/10/13)
Repubs blast Tennille’s remarks on equal treatment of gay people (Arkansas Times, 7/9/13)
GOP senator: Call special session to repeal Medicaid expansion (NWA Online, 7/9/13)
Arkansas group submits gay marriage proposal for 2016 ballot (AP, 7/9/13)
AG McDaniel: New law does not allow ‘open carry’ (The City Wire, 7/8/13)
Board set for state Health Insurance Marketplace (The City Wire, 7/8/13)
AEDC boss supports repeal of gay marriage ban (The City Wire, 7/8/13)
Lawmakers to take up parole system (Log Cabin Democrat, 7/6/13)
Halter, ASU near deal on education-plan name change (NWA Online, 7/3/13)
McDaniel rejects another try at medical marijuana initiative (Arkansas Times, 7/2/13)
State ends fiscal year with $299.5M surplus (Arkansas News, 7/2/13)
Lawsuit filed challenging state’s marriage amendment (Arkansas News, 7/2/13)
Beebe names three to board of insurance exchange; public hearing held on private option (Arkansas News, 7/2/13)
Interest in 2014 political races heats up (The City Wire, 7/1/13)
VIDEO: Matter of debate: Should pot be legal? (Huffington Post, 7/1/13)
Asa Hutchinson’ ’small government’ case for marijuana prohibition (The Atlantic, 7/1/13)
Leslie Rutledge joins GOP race for AG (The City Wire, 7/1/13)
Arkansas’ unprecedented use of performance pay to contain health-care costs (Governing, 7/1/13)

JUNE 2013

Cotton ‘heading’ toward race with Sen. Pryor (The City Wire, 6/30/13)
COMMENTARY: Beebe’s budget notes (The City Wire, 6/30/13)
OPINION: ‘Do all you can’ – Beebe sounds like he’s in full blow campaign mode (The City Wire,6/30/13)
Analysis: Advocates approaching Supreme Court rulings with caution (AP, 6/29/13)
Gov. Mike Beebe slams Congress as Nordex stops production (Arkansas Business, 6/28/13)
Kansas Governor talks taxes at Arkansas GOP dinner (The City Wire, 6/28/13)
Gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross says SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage does not change his stance on issue (4029tv, 6/28/13)
Gubernatorial candidate Hutchinson vows to defend Arkansas marriage law (4029tv, 6/26/13)
Wes Clark endorses Mike Ross for Arkansas governor (AP, 6/26/13)
Beebe defends Arkansas’ Medicaid expansion (The City Wire, 6/26/13)
Politicians debate parole problem, Planned Parenthood (The City Wire, 6/24/13)
Arkansas: Major governor’s race in the making (Southern Political Report, 6/24/13)
The Gov./Lt. Gov alliance history (The City Wire, 6/23/13)
Rep. Murdock, Sen. Sanders debate parole, Planned Parenthood, election politics (Talk Business,6/23/13)
Plans for public education over voter ID law lacking, critics say (Arkansas News, 6/23/13)
Political activist shares details on effort to repeal private option (Talk Business, 6/23/13)
At Hendrix: Beebe, students to discuss state issues on AETN (Log Cabin Democrat, 6/22/13)
Beebe, students to discuss state issues on AETN broadcast (Log Cabin Democrat, 6/22/13)
VIDEO: Bill Vickery and Jessica DeLoach talk governor’s race (Arkansas Matters, 6/21/13)
COMMENTARY: Private option debate could get a second life (Arkansas News, 6/21/13)
Gov. Beebe delaying execution dates (Talk Business, 6/18/13)
Asa Hutchinson receives support from key Republican legislators (Talk Business, 6/18/13)
Chief Justice to initiate more public outreach after session squabbles (Talk Business, 6/17/13)
Chief Justice note threat to state judicial system (The City Wire, 6/17/13)
Curtis Coleman focused on GOP primary in governor’s bid (Talk Business, 6/16/13)
Democrats talk 2014 at Jefferson-Jackson Dinner (Talk Business, 6/15/13)
Ross, Burkhalter endorse each other, vow jobs plan (Talk Business, 6/15/13)
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ross and lieutenant governor candidate back other’s bids (AP, 6/15/13)
Former Mich. Gov. Granholm tells Arkansas Democrats next election is an opportunity (AP, 6/15/13)
Analysis: ‘Private option’ repeal faces long odds (AP, 6/15/13)
‘Credit When it’s Due’ to bolster state’s college completion efforts (Log Cabin Democrat, 6/15/13)
Asa Hutchinson expresses concerns over NSA program (Log Cabin Democrat, 6/14/13)
New immigration poll produces different Arkansas results (Talk Business, 6/13/13)
New poll finds Arkansans support immigration bill (The City Wire, 6/13/13)
Insurance Commissioner defends state funds for Planned Parenthood (Talk Business, 6/13/13)
COMMENTARY: Potential private option repeal means GOP political headaches (Talk Business,6/12/13)
Tax changes on tap for Arkansas consumers, businesses (Talk Business, 6/12/13)
Hutchinson expresses NSA concerns (Courier News, 6/12/13)
COMMENTARY: State should seek long-term solutions (Courier News, 6/12/13)
Bradford-Barnes: Sen. Pryor ‘hurt my feelings’ (The City Wire, 6/12/13)
‘Private option’ opponents get OK for ballot push (The City Wire, 6/11/13)
GOP legislative primary already set in NWA (The City Wire, 6/11/13)
Burkhalter, Curry to seek Democratic nod for Lt. Gov. (The City Wire, 6/11/13)
Governor welcomes 34th annual Governor’s School group (Log Cabin Democrat, 6/11/13)
Ark. Insurance Commissioner: More carriers may still enter exchange (Talk Business, 6/10/13)
Highway commissioner Burkhalter to announce campaign (UALR, 6/10/13)
More insurance carriers may enter Arkansas exchange (The City Wire, 6/10/13)
Polls: Arkansans opposed to immigration reform (Talk Business, 6/7/13)
Poll: Most Arkansas oppose immigration reform plan (The City Wire, 6/7/13)
COMMENTARY: Major reform of Arkansas’ constitutional offices needed (Log Cabin Democrat,6/7/13)
Health care changes come with anxiety, frustration (The City Wire, 6/6/13)
Beebe to seek Rainy Day Funds for higher ed help (Talk Business, 6/6/13)
Arkansas trial lawyers may push tort reform plan (The City Wire, 6/5/13)
Trial lawyers roll out poll results, may lead tort reform effort (Talk Business, 6/5/13)
Four insurers sign up for Arkansas health exchange (The City Wire, 6/4/13)
Arkansas tax revenue up, consumer spending flat (The City Wire, 6/4/13)
VIDEO: Guber candidate Coleman outlines ’21st Century Economic Plan’ (Arkansas Matters, 6/4/13)
UALR unveils ‘game changer’ analytics center (The City Wire, 6/3/13)
Draft of voter ID laws released (UALR, 6/3/13)
Finances improve for Arkansas’ unemployment fund (The City Wire, 6/3/13)
Analysis: Mike Beebe goes no-frills with Treasurer pick (AP, 6/3/13)
Pryor says he is an ‘endangered species’ (The City Wire, 6/2/13)
COMMENTARY: Pryor the target (The City Wire, 6/2/13)
COMMENTARY: The politics of nonsense (The City Wire, 6/2/13)
Analysis: Beebe goes no-frills with Treasurer pick (AP, 6/1/13)

MAY 2013

Arkansas asks court to uphold ‘heartbeat’ test in law (AP, 5/31/13)
COMMENTARY: Opening up the primaries (Courier News, 5/31/13)
Judge rejects guilty plea from Martha Schoffner after she fails to acknowledge elements of charge(Arkansas Times, 5/31/13)
AUDIO: Judge rejects guilty plea from ex-Arkansas treasurer (UALR, 5/31/13)
Gov. Beebe appoints new Ark. Treasurer (The City Wire, 5/29/13)
As attack ads mount, Mark Pryor prepares his own TV spots (Arkansas Business, 5/29/13)
Mike Beebe names Charles Robinson state treasurer (Arkansas Business, 5/29/13)
Gov. Beebe’s weekly address focuses on veterans (UALR, 5/25/13)
TV ad connects Pryor background check vote with Gwatney murder (The City Wire, 5/24/13)
Universities approve tuition hikes, reject gun option (The City Wire, 5/23/13)
Schoffner resigns job as Arkansas treasurer (The City Wire, 5/21/13)
Sen. Pryor, Ross call for Shoffner’s resignation (The City Wire, 5/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Beebe: Arkansas’ broadband health (The City Wire, 5/20/13)
Arkansas Treasurer faces extortion charge (The City Wire, 5/19/13)
Speaker Carter says no to governor’s race (The City Wire, 5/17/13)
Davy Carter won’t make race for governor (Arkansas Times, 5/17/13)
James Lee Watt endorses Mike Ross for governor (Arkansas Times, 5/16/13)
ASU warns Bill Halter: Stop using ‘Arkansas Promise’ (AP, 5/15/13)
VIDEO: Hutchinson talks National School Shield Task Force in Paragould (KAIT8, 5/15/13)
Gov Beebe on private option: ‘Even thought they knew they should do it — they couldn’t’(NWAHomepage, 5/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Promise to invest in college students worthy of debate (Log Cabin Democrat,5/14/13)
Talk Business: Arkansas’ Top 10 legislators (The City Wire, 5/14/13)
Speaker Carter: ‘A political kind of guy’ (The City Wire, 5/14/13)
Gov. Beebe on abortion bans: ‘Clearly in violation’ (Ozarks First, 5/13/13)
Politics: Guns, ‘golden’ names and gubernatorial money (The City Wire, 5/13/13)
VIDEO: Asa Hutchinson discusses the focus on fundraising (Talk Business, 5/12/13)
Mike Ross comes out against school choice (Talk Business, 5/11/13)
Analysis: Dynamics of health debate change in Arkansas (AP, 5/11/13)
COMMENTARY: Asa and Brandon (The City Wire, 5/11/13)
VIDEO: Sit-down with Gov. Beebe, part 2 (NWAHomepage, 5/10/13)
VIDEO: Sit-down with Gov. Beebe, part 1 (NWA Homepage, 5/10/13)
Colleges, universities begin to set campus gun policies (The City Wire, 5/10/13)
Mark Sanford makes a comeback; Can Dustin McDaniel in 2014? (Talk Business, 5/9/13)
Mayflower residents oppose Keystone XL pipeline in DC (Arkansas News, 5/9/13)
Daniels reflects on his many years in office (The City Wire, 5/9/13)
Legislators pleases with regular session results (The City Wire, 5/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Carter in the middle (Courier News, 5/8/13)
Anti-abortion group seeks to intervene in fetal heartbeat lawsuit (Arkansas News, 5/8/13)
Expert: Employers will opt for insurance, not penalties (The City Wire, 5/8/13)
Hutchinson addresses school safety importance (Log Cabin Democrat, 5/7/13)
Interpretations of new handgun law vary widely (Arkansas News, 5/7/13)
Scott Walker addresses Arkansas crowd (Talk Business, 5/6/13)
OPINION: Questions about Halter’s Promise (The City Wire, 5/6/13)
Tax renewal opposition not found at Tea Party event (The City Wire, 5/6/13)
State Chamber CEO pleased with Legislative session (The City Wire, 5/5/13)
AP Analysis: Path to Arkansas governor uphill one for Carter (AP, 5/5/13)
Halter, Ross trade jabs over health care (AP, 5/3/13)
Arkansas gubernatorial candidates trade jabs at Delta Conference (Times Record, 5/3/13)
Former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter critical of rivals in gubernatorial race (AP, 5/3/13)
Hutchinson, Coleman speak to Delta Group (The City Wire, 5/2/13)
Anti-gun groups focus on Ark. Sen. Pryor, including planned visit with Newtown dad, ads(Washington Post, 5/2/13)
OPINION: Halter convinced Democrats will have to warm up to him (Baxter Bulletin, 5/2/13)
Income tax payments boost state revenue in April (The City Wire, 5/2/13)
Arkansas could see $137.7M surplus in FY 2013 (The City Wire, 5/1/13)
Working with Feds on private option waiver (The City Wire, 5/1/13)
COMMENTARY: Tax cuts and other moves (The City Wire, 5/1/13)

APRIL 2013

89th Session wrap, part I (The City Wire, 4/29/13)
Arkansas Legislature’s political shift evident, advocates say (Times Record, 4/29/13)
Debate emerges over GOP rule, Pryor re-election (The City Wire, 4/29/13)
Hundreds to be hired to help Arkansans enroll in insurance exchange (Times Record, 4/28/13)
Scholars discuss Arkansas’ gambling rules and roles (The City Wire, 4/26/13)
Asa Hutchinson offers praise for the ‘private option’ (Talk Business, 4/26/13)

Room in the middle for Arkansas politicians? (Arkansas Times, 4/25/13)
House Speaker eyes 2014 gubernatorial bid (The City Wire, 4/24/13)
New law could allow open gun carry in Arkansas (The City Wire, 4/24/13)
Lt. Gov. Mark Darr considering congressional run (Talk Business, 4/24/13)
Beebe signs ‘private option’; group to challenge law (The City Wire, 4/23/13)
Gov. Beebe vetoes 3 election law measures (Talk Business, 4/23/13)
COMMENTARY: Arkansas Republicans ‘Mitt Romneyed’ themselves on Obamacare (Talk Business,4/23/13)
Arkansas Republicans’ self-inflicted black eyes (Talk Business, 4/22/13)
Governor promote ‘artistic tourism’ (The City Wire, 4/22/13)
Super-project, Medicaid top legislative session (The City Wire, 4/22/13)
State Police, Benton County GOP respond to ’shooting’ commentary (Talk Business, 4/22/13)
Mike Ross makes it formal (Log Cabin Democrat, 4/19/13)
Ark. House sends ethics, petition rules to voters (AP, 4/19/13)
Arkansas lawmakers get bill outlining $4.9B budget (AP, 4/19/13)
House sends tax cuts to governor (Log Cabin Democrat, 4/19/13)
Ballot initiatives in Ark. could become more difficult with proposed amendment (UALR Public Radio, 4/19/13)
Arkansas House gives $140M tax cut package final OK (AP, 4/19/13)
Beebe to sign Medicaid bill Monday (AP, 4/18/13)
Arkansas Senate OKs several tax cut bills (The City Wire, 4/18/13)

Mike Ross evolves on women’s issues; pays price (Arkansas Times, 4/18/13)
Halter camp criticizes Ross on women’s issues (AP, 4/18/13)
COMMENTARY: Campaigns go ugly early (The City Wire, 4/18/13)
Senators move swiftly on multiple tax cut measures (Talk Business, 4/18/13)
Bill to cut Arkansas Planned Parenthood funding stalls (AP, 4/17/13)
COMMENTARY: Mike Ross – For and against health care reform (Courier News, 4/17/13)
Ex-US Rep. Mike Ross joins Arkansas governor’s race (AP, 4/17/13)
AUDIO: Asa Hutchinson: Gitmo, guns and governorship plans (NPR, 4/17/13)
Mike Ross wastes no time firing shots in governor’s race (Talk Business, 4/17/13)
Ross: Arkansas GOP ‘taking us back to the past’ (The City Wire, 4/17/13)
Senate approves Medicaid ‘private option’ plan (The City Wire, 4/17/13)
Arkansas sued over ban on abortion after 12 weeks pregnancy (Reuters, 4/16/13)
Suit seeks to block Arkansas abortion law (New York Times, 4/16/13)
Lawsuit filed to block new Arkansas abortion law (AP, 4/16/13)
House OKs ‘private option’ funds, tax cuts (The City Wire, 4/16/13)
Gov. Beebe to sign school choice bill (Talk Business, 4/16/13)
Mike Ross reveals schedule for governor’s bid announcement (Talk Business, 4/16/13)
The Blue Hog Report returns to Arkansas (The City Wire, 4/16/13)
Mike Beebe: No special session for Medicaid (AP, 4/15/13)
Arkansas fails to muster Medicaid compromise seen as US model (Reuters, 4/15/13)
It’s a huge day for Obamacare in Arkansas (Washington Post, 4/15/13)
Medicaid ‘private option’ plan funding fails (The City Wire, 4/15/13)
Spokesman: Mike Ross entering 2014 race for governor (UALR Public Radio, 4/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Mike Ross: Dems best hope? (Log Cabin Democrat, 4/12/13)
VIDEO: House approves health care expansion, funding vote ahead (Arkansas Matters, 4/12/13)
NRA task force chief in bid to turn Arkansas red (MSNBC, 4/11/13)
State constitutional amendments proposed (The City Wire, 4/11/13)
House approves ‘private option,’ funding uncertain (The City Wire, 4/11/13)
Arkansas lawmaker urges delay on ‘private option’ (AP, 4/11/13)
Hutchinson kicks off Arkansas governor campaign (AP, 4/11/13)
Asa Hutchinson makes formal announcement for governor; raises $350,000 in Q1 (Talk Business,4/10/13)
Hutchinson officially begins Ark. governor campaign (National Journal, 4/10/13)
Hutchinson raises $350K for Ark. gov bid (AP, 4/10/13)
OPINION: The gubernatorial frontrunners (The City Wire, 4/10/13)
Asa  Hutchinson formally enters governor’s race (The City Wire, 4/10/13)
VIDEO: Mike Ross to make gubernatorial announcement April 17 (KNWA, 4/10/13)
Ark. House approves steel mill project (AP, 4/9/13)
VIDEO: Medicaid expansion hits roadblock in Ark. House (KATV, 4/9/13)
Report: Mike Ross will run for governor (The City Wire, 4/9/13)
Mike Ross to launch Arkansas gubernatorial campaign next week (National Journal, 4/9/13)
Mike Ross  running for Arkansas governor (Washington Post, 4/9/13)
Fact vs. fiction: Arkansas’ game-changing Medicaid expansion plan (Governing, 4/8/13)
Arkansas House convenes for ‘private option’ questions (The City Wire, 4/8/13)
VIDEO: Asa Hutchinson on protecting America’s schools (Fox News, 4/7/13)
Analysis: ‘Private option’ highlights rift in GOP (AP, 4/7/13)
VIDEO: Ark. Democratic governor candidate Halter talks about campaign (4029TV, 4/6/13)
Senate endorses Medicaid expansion (Arkansas Times, 4/5/13)
Ark. Senate approves ‘private option’ insurance (The City Wire, 4/5/13)
Ark. House panel backs Beebe’s grocery tax cut (AP, 4/5/13)
Arkansas GOP announces voter ID initiative (The City Wire, 4/4/13)
It was a good week for suppression … (Arkansas Times, 4/4/13)
Ross: ‘last, best hope’ for Democrats? (The City Wire, 4/3/13)
Halter raises $1 million; loans campaign $640,000 (Talk Business, 4/3/13)
Halter boasts $1M raised for Ark. governor’s race (Times Record, 4/3/13)
‘Private option’ insurance, steel mill plans progress (The City Wire, 4/2/13)
Mike Ross ups speculation on gubernatorial bid (The City Wire, 4/2/13)
Arkansas AG to investigate Exxon oil spill in central Arkansas (The City Wire, 4/2/13)
Republican lawmakers weigh ‘private option’ legislation (Arkansas Times, 4/2/13)
Ark. lawmakers pass strict voter ID law, overriding governor’s veto (Think Progress, 4/2/13)
Arkansas weighs steel-mill subsidy (Wall Street Journal, 4/2/13)
Mike Ross moves closer to launching gubernatorial bid in Arkansas (National Journal, 4/2/13)
House overrides Beebe’s veto of voter ID bill (Arkansas Times, 4/1/13)
GOP legislature overrides Arkansas governor’s voter ID veto (MSNBC, 4/1/13)

MARCH 2013

Prospects good for steel mill subsidies (Arkansas Times, 3/29/13)
Conservatives continue to sound positive about ‘private option’ (Arkansas Times, 3/29/13)
COMMENTARY: The floor to Gov. Beebe (Arkansas Times, 3/28/13)
No vote today on House effort to override veto of voter ID bill (Arkansas Times, 3/28/13)
VIDEO: Arkansas House delays veto override vote (Arkansas Matters, 3/28/13)
House speaker endorses steel mill project (Arkansas News, 3/28/13)
Gov. Beebe signs bill removing governor’s power to limit gun sales in emergency (AP, 3/28/13)
State chamber endorses Medicaid private option plan (The City Wire, 3/28/13)
Arkansas Legislature entering a busy time (The City Wire, 3/28/13)
Ark. Senate overrides Mike Beebe’s veto of voter ID bill (AP, 3/27/13)
Tax cuts, Medicaid fraud bills proposed (The City Wire, 3/26/13)
Ark. governor vetoes voter ID bill (Reuters, 3/26/13)

Arkansas’ Beebe vetoes voter-ID bill (The Maddow Blog, 3/26/13)
Ark. GOP leader floats special session on Medicaid (AP, 3/26/13)
Gov. Mike Beebe vetoes Voter ID bill (Arkansas Times, 3/25/13)
Consultants provide mixed review to Ark. lawmakers about Gov. Beebe’s steel mill proposal (AP, 3/25/13)
Beebe vetoes Senate-proposed voter  ID bill (Arkansas Online, 3/25/13)
Hutchinson talks governor’s race, school safety (The City Wire, 3/25/13)
Arkansas voter ID bill vetoed by Gov. Mike Beebe (Reuters, 3/25/13)
COMMENTARY: Major legislative issues loom (The City Wire, 3/24/13)
The ‘Arkansas Plan’ for Medicaid moves forward (The City Wire, 3/24/13)
Beebe: No opposition to in-state tuition for illegal students (Arkansas Business, 3/24/13)
Gun control from the Ethics Commission (Arkansas Times, 3/24/13)
Second report on steel mill project more optimistic (Log Cabin Democrat, 3/23/13)
Steel mill discussion continues (Log Cabin Democrat, 3/23/13)
A fairer tax cut from Arkansas Democrats (Arkansas Times, 3/22/13)
Ark. lawmakers send charter school approval bill to Mike Beebe (AP, 3/22/13)
Legislator: ‘Medicaid extension is dead’ (The City Wire, 3/22/13)
Gay discrimination endorsed in Ark. House committee (Arkansas Times, 3/22/13)
The gubernatorial race open line (Arkansas Times, 3/21/13)
Ross polls strong in 2014 governor’s race (The City Wire, 3/21/13)
House panel nixes highway revenue shift plan (The City Wire, 3/21/13)
COMMENTARY: It’s a hundred million. Beebe on a leash. (Arkansas Online, 3/20/13)
Morning line on Medicaid, tax cuts (Arkansas Online, 3/19/13)
Report optimistic on Medicaid expansion costs (The City Wire, 3/19/13)
Bipartisan group touts business investment bill (The City Wire, 3/19/13)
Arkansas health plan for poor to add limited federal costs: Report (Reuters, 3/18/13)
COMMENTARY: Bill Halter, pausing, with dampened eyes (Arkansas Online, 3/18/13)
Bill Halter’s ‘Arkansas Promise’ (Arkansas Times, 3/18/13)
Halter announces plan to cover college tuition for state students (Arkansas Online, 3/18/13)
VIDEO: Bill Halter talks Arkansas Promise on KARK4 today (Arkansas Matters, 3/18/13)
Democratic governor candidate pushes ‘Arkansas Promise’ (The City Wire, 3/18/13)
Ark. gubernatorial candidate unveils plan to pay for college for every qualifying student (Daily Kos, 3/18/13)
Clinton backs Pryor; Ross running for governor? (The City Wire, 3/17/13)
Former US Rep. Ross looking at Ark. governor race (AP, 3/17/13)
Womack not running for governor, open to Senate bid (The City Wire, 3/14/13)
Arkansas tax cut talk includes state comparisons (The City Wire, 3/13/13)
Arkansas’s abortion ban and one man’s strong will (New York Times, 3/11/13)
Arkansas plan shows that health care law’s Medicaid expansion leaves flexibility for states(Washington Post, 3/9/13)
Student health, abortions and tax reform (The City Wire, 3/9/13)
Arkansas legislators exploring insurance exchange (The City Wire, 3/8/13)
Arkansas just adopted a French-style abortion policy (The Atlantic, 3/8/13)
Arkansas passes nation’s strictest abortion law (Stateline, 3/7/13)
OPINION: Arkansas abortion law: They can’t be serious (LA Times, 3/7/13)
Bill would limit humane-society activities in Arkansas (Arkansas Times, 3/7/13)
Arkansas’s working poor are hoping the state says yes to Medicaid expansion (Arkansas Times,3/7/13)
The legislative tax battles have begun (The City Wire, 3/7/13)
EDITORIAL: Arkansas’ attack on abortion (New York Times, 3/7/13)
Hundreds attend Arkansas Medicaid rally (AP, 3/7/13)
In shadow of Arkansas law, anti-abortion groups divided over legal tactics (AP, 3/7/13)
In Arkansas, challenges expected for nation’s strictest abortion law (Reuters, 3/7/13)
Arkansas GOP eyes Planned Parenthood funds next (AP, 3/7/13)
Several tax changes, voter reform bills filed (The City Wire, 3/6/13)
Arkansas lawmakers override veto, pass restrictive abortion law (LA Times, 3/6/13)
Legal fight  brewing over strict Arkansas abortion law (Politico, 3/6/13)
Arkansas Senate overrides abortion bill veto (AP, 3/5/13)
Senate overrides veto of ‘fetal heartbeat’ bill (The City Wire, 3/5/13)
Arkansas Gov. and Legislature locked in fight over abortion bans (Mother Jones, 3/5/13)
Gov. Mike Beebe vetoes 12-week abortion ban (Huffington Post, 3/4/13)
Beebe again issues veto on abortion bill (The City Wire, 3/4/13)
Best of frenemies: Inside Mike Beeba and the GOP’s love-hate relationship (AP, 3/3/13)
Senate files: Tax reform focus of legislative leaders (The City Wire, 3/1/13)
Mike Beebe signs bill changing Lottery Scholarships (AP, 3/1/13)
Gov. Mike Beebe signs guns on campus bill (AP, 3/1/13)

FEBRUARY 2013

Senate overrides veto of abortion bill (The City Wire, 2/28/13)
‘Private delivery’ possible for Arkansas Medicaid expansion (The City Wire, 2/27/13)
Beebe talks federal flexibility on Medicaid expansion (The City Wire, 2/27/13)
Planned Parenthood praises governor (Arkansas Times, 2/27/13)
Beebe vetoes 20-week abortion bill (The City Wire, 2/26/13)
Beebe: Darr signing gun bill was ‘inappropriate’ (AP, 2/26/13)
Hutchinson the front-runner in 2014 governor’s race (The City Wire, 2/25/13)
Poll: Asa Hutchinson is the front-runner for governor in 2014 (Talk Business, 2/24/13)
Steelworkers Union endorses Halter for Ark. governor (MarketWatch, 2/22/13)
Arkansas makes gun-permit records private under new law (Reuters, 2/22/13)
Lawmakers hope Beebe gets Medicaid answers (The City Wire, 2/22/13)
Darr signs concealed permit holder exemption into law (Log Cabin Democrat, 2/22/13)
Beebe: Meeting with HHS chief on Medicaid expansion productive (Log Cabin Democrat, 2/22/13)
Mike Ross for governor: Rumors mount (Arkansas Times, 2/22/13)
VIDEO: Big name Democrat’s possible run for governor? (NWA Homepage, 2/22/13)
Beebe to meet with Kathleen Sebelius about Medicaid flexibility (AP, 2/21/13)
Beebe will allow gun permit secrecy to become law without his signature (Arkansas Times, 2/21/13)
Poll: Arkansans for abortion limits, Medicaid expansion (The City Wire, 2/21/13)
Gov. Mike Beebe asking feds for flexibility on Medicaid expansion (Arkansas Times, 2/21/13)

Coleman announces bid for governor (KATV, 2/20/13)
Veto fight might loom between Mike Beebe, lawmakers (AP, 2/18/13)
Hutchinson talks guns and safety in schools (KARK 4 News, 2/17/13)
House majority leader, governor at odds over spending growth cap (Arkansas News, 2/17/13)
VIDEO: Halter – Opposed lottery changes short-sighted (KARK 4 News, 2/14/13)
It was a good week for gubernatorial race jockeying (Arkansas Times, 2/14/13)
NW Arkansas’ turn for gubernatorial candidate? (Arkansas Times, 2/14/13)
Ark. Senate to consider voter ID law (The City Wire, 2/14/13)
Bipartisan ethics amendment in the works (The City Wire, 2/13/13)
Mike Ross vs. Bill Halter? (Talk Business, 2/13/13)
Darr won’t run for governor in ‘14, backs Hutchinson (AP, 2/12/13)
Update: Governor 2014: Darr out, so who’s in? Ross? Sheffield? (Arkansas Times, 2/12/13)
LG Mark Darr won’t run for governor, endorses Hutchinson (National Journal, 2/12/13)
Lt. Gov. Darr endorses Asa for Arkansas governor (The City Wire, 2/12/13)
Professor: Momentum favors Arkansas GOP (The City Wire, 2/11/13)
Beebe signs guns-in-church bill, abortion insurance ban (Arkansas News, 2/11/13)
A doctor speaks out on abortion bills (Arkansas Times, 2/8/13)
Mike Beebe will sign ban on insurance coverage for abortion (AP, 2/7/13)
Concealed carry in church? In Arkansas soon, yes. (Washington Post, 2/6/13)
House tables ‘Heartbeat’ bill limiting abortions (The City Wire, 2/5/13)
Arkansas House advances bill banning abortions after 20 weeks (Reuters, 2/4/13)
Republican Curtis Coleman enters race for governor (The City Wire, 2/4/13)
VIDEO: Interview – Candidate Bill Halter on hot button issues (Todays HTV, 2/4/13)
Democrat Bill Halter expounds on governor’s bid (Talk Business, 2/4/13)
Halter: Decided to run for governor before McDaniel exited (Arkansas News, 2/4/13)
Bill Halter calls on lawmakers to advance health care in Arkansas (Arkansas Business, 2/4/13)
Hutchinson: Governor’s race has $5 million ‘entry fee’ (KFSM, 2/1/13)
JANUARY 2013
Arkansas Senate passes measure to ban most abortions (AP, 1/31/13)
Beebe: More than $17K in trips received last year (AP, 1/31/13)
Arkansas Senate passes ‘fetal heartbeat’ law to ban most abortions (Reuters, 1/31/13)
‘Highly unusual’ Medicaid audit report set for release (The City Wires, 1/30/13)
Death penalty critics seek abolition of capital punishment in Ark. amid legislative discussion (AP, 1/30/13)
Halter files paperwork to enter governor’s race (KFSM, 1/30/13)
McDaniel’s farewell (Arkansas Times, 1/30/13)
Plotting the Arkansas governor’s race rumor mill (Arkansas Times, 1/30/13)
Ingram considering run for Ark. governor (KTBS, 1/29/13)
McDaniel’s departure throws governor’s race wide open (KATV, 1/28/13)
VIDEO: Ark. lawmaker proposes new abortion restriction (THV11, 1/28/13)
Halter announces campaign staff (Arkansas Times, 1/26/13)
Legislators discuss concealed carry, Medicaid expansion (The City Wire, 1/26/13)
McDaniel officially announces he’s out of governor’s race (Arkansas Times, 1/25/13)
McDaniel dropping out of governor’s race (Arkansas Online, 1/25/13)
Bill Halter announces Democratic campaign for governor (Arkansas Times, 1/25/13)
McDaniel describes decision; says he’ll refund most money (Arkansas Times, 1/25/13)
McDaniel out, Halter in for Arkansas governor’s race (AP, 1/25/13)
AG Dustin McDaniel dropping out of 2014 governor race (AP, 1/25/13)
AG McDaniel drops out of governor’s race (The City Wire, 1/25/13)
Dustin McDaniel leaves race for Arkansas governor? (Arkansas Times, 1/25/13)
COMMENTARY: Republican majority split on tort reform (Arkansas Times, 1/23/13)
Terrible bills from the Arkansas legislature (Arkansas Times, 1/23/13)
Dustin McDaniel calls Obama’s gun plan ‘distressing’ (KFSM, 1/18/13)
McDaniel throws in with gun nuts (Arkansas Times, 1/18/13)
McDaniel: States may fight Obama administration on gun control (Log Cabin Democrat, 1/17/13)
McDaniel continues to raise funds for gubernatorial bid (Legal Newsline, 1/17/13)
Arkansas lawmakers seek more info on Medicaid (AP, 1/17/13)
State Supreme Court denies rehearing request in school funding case (Log Cabin Democrat, 1/17/13)
Arkansas considers allowing guns in church, on campus (AP, 1/17/13)
Ark. court won’t reconsider school funding case (AP, 1/17/13)
It was a good week for Asa! Hutchinson (Arkansas Times, 1/16/13)
Mike Beebe says he’d sign bill outlawing death penalty (Arkansas Business, 1/16/13)
COMMENTARY: What Dustin McDaniel should have said (Arkansas Times, 1/16/13)
Beebe: Would sign death-penalty ban (Arkansas News, 1/16/13)
Mike Beebe welcomes ‘home crowd’ at Political Animals Club (Arkansas Business, 1/16/13)
Hutchinson’s favorable rating tops McDaniel’s in AR gubernatorial race poll (Arkansas Matters, 1/15/13)
Embattled McDaniel raises more than $400,000 (National Journal, 1/15/13)
Text of Ark. Gov. Mike Beebe’s State of the State address (Times Record, 1/15/13)
Beebe seeks to lure $1 billion project to Ark. (AP, 1/15/13)
New poll gives Asa! big lead over Dustin McDaniel (Arkansas Times, 1/14/13)
Mike Beebe prepares for his last regular legislative session (Arkansas Business, 1/13/13)
AP Analysis: McDaniel tries to reset with apology (AP, 1/13/13)
Mike Beebe, Wal-Mart plan health care announcement (AP, 1/10/13)
McDaniel stands behind statements on relationship; Attorney claims 500 text messages exchanged(AP, 1/9/13)
VIDEO: Arkansas AG apologizes for affair (Ozarks First, 1/9/13)
VIDEO: Here’s video of the Dustin McDaniel’s news conference on the Andrea Davis affair (Arkansas Business, 1/9/13)
VIDEO: Apologetic McDaniel takes questions on affair, vows to continue race for governor (Arkansas Times, 1/8/13)
A momentous morning for Dustin McDaniel and Arkansas (Arkansas Times, 1/8/13)
VIDEO: Verbatim of Dustin McDaniel’s speech regarding relationship (Today’s THV, 1/8/13)
Dustin McDaniel: Relationship did not compromise state litigation (Arkansas Business, 1/8/13)
McDaniel staying in governor’s race (KFSM, 1/8/13)
AG McDaniel to stay in gubernatorial race (updated) (The City Wire, 1/8/13)
McDaniel: Affair was ‘entirely my fault’ (NWA Online, 1/8/13)
McDaniel asks for ’second chance’ in Ark. governor’s race (National Journal, 1/8/13)
VIDEO: Dusting McDaniel apologizes, asks forgiveness after admitting to relationship (Today’s THV, 1/8/13)
McDaniel: ‘No other shoe’ waiting to drop (Log Cabin Democrat, 1/8/13)
No future political plans, Beebe says (Arkansas News, 1/7/13)
Mike Beebe expresses optimism on 2013 Arkansas session (Arkansas Business, 1/7/13)
Gubernatorial candidate outlines challenges with NRA task (Arkansas Matters, 1/5/13)
McDaniel responds to Hutchinson’s gubernatorial plans (Today’s THV, 1/4/13)
Asa Hutchinson expects to run for governor in 2014 (Arkansas Business, 1/4/13)
Asa Hutchinson will run for governor in 2014 (The City Wire, 1/4/13)
Beebe: Vote on Medicaid expansion during regular session (AP, 1/3/13)
Coleman forms committee to explore gubernatorial bid (Log Cabin Democrat, 1/3/12)
Beebe makes 2 judicial appointments, 22 others (Arkansas Online, 1/2/13)
COMMENTARY: Could we agree on ethics? (Arkansas Times, 1/2/13)
Incoming Arkansas Senate president says deals possible (AP, 1/2/13)
VIDEO: Coleman files exploratory committee papers in gov. race (Arkansas Matters, 1/2/13)
COMMENTARY: McDaniel makes a misstep (Log Cabin Democrat, 1/1/13)
DECEMBER 2012
Schools ask Arkansas court not to reconsider ruling (AP, 12/31/12)
2012 marked turning point for Arkansas Republicans (AP, 12/29/12)
After snow, some Arkansans face week without power (AP, 12/26/12)
COMMENTARY: Arkansas’s Dems must learn from Obama (Arkansas Times, 12/26/12)
Questions linger on Dustin McDaniel’s political future (Arkansas Business, 12/23/12)
Weighing Arkansas gov bid, Hutchinson takes NRA role (AP, 12/23/12)
Records show Dustin McDaniel called Andrea Davis twice from office (Arkansas Business, 12/22/12)
Ross: Not reconsidering 2014 run for governor (AP, 12/21/12)
Ross urged to reconsider gubernatorial race (National Journal, 12/20/12)
It was a bad week for Attorney General Dustin McDaniel (Arkansas Times, 12/19/12)
Can Dustin McDaniel survive in Arkansas? (Washington Post, 12/19/12)
Stars aligning for Mike Ross to reconsider running for governor (Talk Business, 12/19/12)
AG Dustin McDaniel admits to ‘inappropriate’ relationship with attorney (AP, 12/18/12)
Congressman Mike Ross exits stage right (Talk Business, 12/18/12)
Arkansas Republicans consider unusual health stand (AP, 12/13/12)
Attorney General rejects wording of measure on lobbying, finance (AP, 12/13/12)
Beebe: Arkansas to stick with partnership exchange (Baxter Bulletin, 12/13/12)
Gov, GOP: Medicaid compromise possible in Arkansas (AP, 12/11/12)
Mike Beebe still questions school funds decision by Arkansas high court (Arkansas Business,12/7/12)
NOVEMBER
Medicaid expansion could save Arkansas $700 million (Arkansas Times, 11/28/12)
Ark. Surgeon General: Expanding Medicaid will help Arkansas catch up (Arkansas Business,11/27/12)
Mike Beebe: Give GOP time to evaluate Medicaid expansion (Arkansas Business, 11/27/12)
After election, abortion opponents see new opportunity in Arkansas (Arkansas Business, 11/26/12)
EDITORIAL: A second chance on health care exchange (Arkansas Business, 11/26/12)
Mike Beebe offers grocery tax cut with an asterisk (Arkansas Business, 11/25/12)
Arkansas candidates already preparing for 2014 races (Arkansas Business, 11/21/12)
Arkansas Delta getting millions in new investments (Arkansas Matters, 11/21/12)
Beebe makes judicial appointments, including Cliff Hoofman to Supreme Court (Arkansas Times,11/21/12)
Mike Beebe relying on lawmakers for health insurance decision (Arkansas Business, 11/19/12)
Despite wins, Arkansas GOP has own rifts to heal (Arkansas Business, 11/18/12)
Rep. Davy Carter ascends to house speaker’s post (Log Cabin Democrat, 11/17/12)
VIDEO: Governor Beebe praises new speaker of the house (Arkansas Matters, 11/16/12)
Seven Arkansas Delta projects to receive $4.2M (Arkansas Business, 11/16/12)
GOP takes both chambers of Arkansas Legislature (AP, 11/9/12)
Highway tax issue passes: Now what? (NWA Homepage, 11/7/12)
VIDEO: Medical marijuana fails (NWA Homepage, 11/7/12)
VIDEO: A look ahead, Interview w/Attorney General Dustin McDaniel (NWA Homepage, 11/5/12)
OCTOBER 2012
Arkansas marijuana proposal could lead to local fights (CBS Moneywatch, 10/31/12)
Mike Beebe hits the road for Democratic candidates with legislative control in the balance (Arkansas Times, 10/31/12)
Vote uncertain on little-publicized amendments (The City Wire, 10/31/12)
Arkansas GOP goes national in bid to control legislature (Arkansas Times, 10/31/12)
Vote NO on Issue 2, another corporate welfare scheme (Arkansas Blog, 10/31/12)
Voters undecided and unsure on financing amendment (Talk Business, 10/30/12)
Video: Marijuana vending machines coming to Arkansas? (KARK 4, 10/30/12)
Commentary: Ballot initiative would legalize medical marijuana in state (Baxter Bulletin,10/30/12)
Editorial: McDaniel and AG’s office still fighting for AR families (Daily Record, 10/29/12)
Arkansas Poll: Arkansans support Romney, road tax plan (The City Wire, 10/24/12)
Poll shows shift on marijuana, road tax proposals (The City Wire, 10/22/12)
Commentary: Look closely at ballot (Arkansas Times, 10/10/12)
GOP Rep. Hubbard’s new press statements present more problems for Arkansas GOP (Talk Business, 10/10/12)
Race and Republicans: Kochs use racial imagery to support Republican extremists (Arkansas Times,10/10/12)
Video: Beebe takes to the air to defend Democrats (Arkansas Times, 10/10/12)
Beebe says Republican writings embarrassing (Arkansas Times, 10/9/12)
More controversy from GOP candidate writings emerges (Talk Business, 10/9/12)
Breaking: Republican supports tax increase (Arkansas Times, 10/9/12)
Democrats, Beebe launch web site, TV ad to respond to critics (Talk Business, 10/9/12)
Arkansas Democrats fight back (Talk Business, 10/9/12)
Lt. Gov Mark Darr supporting highway tax proposal (Talk Business, 10/9/12)
The (reverse) evolution of the Republican Party (Arkansas Times, 10/8/12)
Arkansas GOP calls candidate’s statement that slavery was a ‘blessing in disguise’ offensive (AL.com, 10/8/12)
Analysis: Court doesn’t address Arkansas ballot law (AP, 10/7/12)
Lawmakers differ on election’s impact on next session (Arkansas News, 10/7/12)
Hubbard and Fuqua: We are not cranks (Arkansas Times, 10/7/12)
The problem with Democrats (Arkansas Times, 10/7/12)
GOP leaders comment on controversial candidate statements (Talk Business, 10/6/12)
Loy Mauch update: The Republican rep is on record on slavery, too (Arkansas Times, 10/6/12)
$1 billion project headed to Arkansas? (The City Wire, 10/5/12)
Beebe encourages hospital officials to support Medicaid expansion (Talk Business, 10/5/12)
Beebe blasts Americans for Prosperity TV ads (The Sentinel-Record, 10/4/12)
Ark.. Supreme Court disqualifies casino measure (Talk Business, 10/4/12)
Arkansas Supreme Court rejects casino ballot item (The City Wire, 10/4/12)
It was a good week for Gov. Beebe (Arkansas Times, 10/3/12)
Can Arkansas be bought? (Arkansas Times, 10/3/12)
Arkansas tax revenue jumps 6.1% in September (The City Wire, 10/2/12)
Beebe stumps for Zac White at local fundraiser (The Sun Times, 10/2/12)
Arkansas medical marijuana initiative heads for finish  line (Stop The Drug War.org, 10/2/12)
Arkansas part of 22-state effort in CNG push (The City Wire, 10/1/12)
Arkansas high court allows medical pot act on November ballot (High Times, 10/1/12)
Beebe, GOP legislators spar over ad (The City Wire, 10/1/12)
Marijuana debate starts in earnest (The Courier News, 10/1/12)
Governor, House GOP spar in weekly addresses (Talk Business, 10/1/12)
Gov. Beebe joins 22-state CNG effort (Talk Business, 10/1/12)
Americans for Prosperity puts big money on legislative races in Arkansas (Washington Post,10/1/12)
SEPTEMBER 2012
Another secret GOP moneybag for the legislature (Arkansas Times, 9/30/12)
Mike Beebe tears into Koch lobby in weekly radio talk (Arkansas Times, 9/28/12)
New rules could give power to a lame-duck state legislature (Talk Business, 9/28/12)
Arkansas court allows medical marijuana on ballot (AP, 9/27/12)
Groups join forces to demand clean energy and clean tech jobs in Arkansas (ArkansasMatters.com, 9/27/12)
Supreme Court says medical marijuana proposal will remain on ballot (Talk Business, 9/27/12)
Beebe vs. GOP — advantage to Republicans (Arkansas Times, 9/26/12)
Governor says ads ‘trash’ state, mislead Arkansans (Times Record, 9/26/12)
More polling: Republican gains in state legislature expected in November (KUAR, 9/26/12)
Arkansas voters like Beebe, generic GOP candidates (The City Wire, 9/26/12)
Poll: Governor Mike Beebe versus the Arkansas GOP (Talk Business, 9/26/12)
Mike Beebe changes course on health care reform (AP, 9/25/12)
Arkansas criminal justice reform effort shows promising signs (Arkansas Matters, 9/25/12)
New health-care initiative has an unlikely partner (Governing, 9/25/12)
Ark. Senate: Changes may be ahead for lottery scholarships (Magnolia Reporter, 9/23/12)
Dustin McDaniel backs Medicaid expansion (AP, 9/18/12)
Arkansas Dems pine for Clinton (Politico, 9/18/12)
In Arkansas, a last stand by embattled Democrats (AP, 9/17/12)
Unanswered questions surround state health exchange (Arkansas Business, 9/17/12)
Medicaid expansion expected to be issue  in legislative races (Arkansas News, 9/16/12)
Governor throws support behind Medicaid expansion with one condition (ArkansasMatters.com, 9/14/12)
Lawmakers subpoena state treasurer over critical audit (Arkansas News, 9/14/12)
Signatures sufficient for casino measure; court fight continues (Arkansas News, 9/14/12)
Beebe: No special election for vacated House seat (Arkansas News, 9/13/12)
The City Wire Show: GOP to control Legislature? (The City Wire, 9/13/12)
Petition process for casino proposal like ‘obstacle course,’ lawyer says (Arkansas News, 9/13/12)
Beebe’s office says no special election for seat (AP, 9/13/12)
Political Geography: In Arkansas, the lost art of splitting tickets (FiveThirtyEight, 9/12/12)
Opponents claim medical-marijuana proposal flawed (Arkansas News, 9/12/12)
Lawmaker in vote-buying scheme formally resigns House seat (Arkansas News, 9/12/12)
Beebe’s Medicaid push to fire up election debate (The City Wire, 9/12/12)
Ark. lawmaker convicted in vote fraud case resigns (AP, 9/12/12)
Beebe says he fully supports Medicaid expansion (Arkansas News, 9/11/12)
Panel debates Medical-Marijuana proposal (Times Record, 9/11/12)
Governor Beebe to pursue expanding Medicaid in Arkansas (KUAR, 9/11/12)
Gov. Beebe all in on Medicaid expansion (The City Wire, 9/11/12)
Pros and cons of medical marijuana debated (The City Wire, 9/10/12)
Arkansas Medicaid plan seen as innovation (Arkansas Times, 9/6/12)
Beebe’s commitment to legislative candidates is on display (Talk Business, 9/6/12)
Spokesman: Photo doesn’t mean Beebe supports Republicans (KFSM,9/6/12)
Rep. Hudson Hallum resigns over voter fraud charges: “I made awful choices” (Talk Business, 9/6/12)
Arkansas Republicans seek school reforms (The City Wire, 9/5/12)
Arkansas Legislature guilty of election fraud (The City Wire, 9/5/12)
AEDC chief opines on tax cut debate (The City Wire, 9/4/12)
Ark. House GOP aiming for school reforms (Talk Business, 9/4/12)
Company announces $5.9 million expansion in Sherwood (Log Cabing Democrat, 9/3/12)
Ark. Democrats in Charlotte still focusing on Arkansas (Talk Business, 9/3/12)
Conservative groups file legal challenge to block marijuana initiative (Talk Business, 9/2/12)
Beebe gets letter of assurance from feds on Medicaid flexibility (Talk Business, 9/1/12)
AUGUST 2012
AR Gov. Mike Beebe declares sate of emergency (KY3, 8/31/12)
Americans for Prosperity hits Democratic candidates with mailer on diesel fuel tax (Talk Business, 8/30/12)
Ark. officials ask court to reject casino measure (CBS MoneyWatch, 8/28/12)
Commentary: Medical marijuana effort under the radar (Talk Business, 8/27/12)
Gov. Beebe, House GOP continue Medicaid posturing (Talk Business, 8/27/12)
Commentary: Medical marijuana a sensible choice (The City Wire, 8/26/12)
Sec State: Casino proposal still not ballot-worthy (Times Record, 8/23/12)
Casino ballot title rejected — for now (The City Wire, 8/23/12)
Arkansas officials look at changes to petition laws (AP, 8/23/12)
Medical marijuana measure certified for November ballot (Times Record, 8/23/12)
Sec of state seeks delay in certifying casino amendment (Times Record, 8/21/12)
Effort to increase severance tax officially dead (The City Wire, 8/20/12)
Gov. Beebe: We support our farmers as they feed and clothe the world (Log Cabin Democrat,8/18/12)
Prosecutor calls for investigation of ballot petitions (Times Record, 8/17/12)
Beebe funds new grants for drought-ridden ranchers (Carroll County News, 8/17/12)
Investigation sought in statewide petition efforts (The City Wire, 8/17/12)
Commentary: Downfall of LM Wind Power is Beebe’s own Solyndra (Watchdog, 8/16/12)
Ag secretary to explain Governor’s Drought Assistance Plan (Log Cabin Democrat, 8/16/12)
AG McDaniel: Got your back, Arkansas (Log Cabin Democrat, 8/16/12)
Arkansas Farm Bureau applauds Beebe’s emergency livestock program (Delta Farm Press, 8/15/12)
Beebe announces disaster support for livestock ranchers (The City Wire, 8/15/12)
Economist: Lessons to learn from Beebe’s frustration (The City Wire, 8/15/12)
Medical-marijuana proponents submit new signatures (Times Record, 8/14/12)
Gov. Beebe says Rule DWI incident may impact Dems in other races (KUAR, 8/13/12)
Beebe not happy with Whirlpool; talks tax cuts (The City Wire, 8/13/12)
Gov Beebe to issue pardons for former inmates (KUAR, 8/9/12)
AG McDaniel files suit against telemarketing companies (KATV, 8/9/12)
Commentary: GOP extremism vs. Beebe (Arkansas Times, 8/8/12)
Sec State Martin backs considering primary in Arkansas redistricting lawsuit (AP, 8/8/12)
Arkansas Republicans dodge questions on their tax plan (Arkansas Times, 8/7/12)
Some who receive government health care also oppose it (The City Wire, 8/2/12)
Wal-Mart raises political game as customers targeted (The City Wire, 8/2/12)
Revenue numbers show Arkansas starting fiscal year ahead of forecast (KUAR, 8/2/12)
The Republican future in Arkansas (Arkansas Times, 8/1/12)
JULY 2012
Arkansas GOP email shows majority strategy (The City Wire, 7/31/12)
Higher Education Reports: Declining state funds (The City Wire, 7/31/12)
Higher Education Reports: The Lottery effect (The City Wire, 7/30/12)
Does Mike Beebe still matter in November election? (Arkansas Times, 7/30/12)
Talk is cheap at Republican convention (Arkansas Times, 7/29/12)
Arkansas Democrats still pinning hopes on Beebe (Arkansas News, 7/29/12)
This year’s ballot: Getting a lot shorter (Arkansas News, 7/29/12)
Drought status worsens throughout Arkansas (AP, 7/27/12)
In defense of Dustin McDaniel (Blue Arkansas Blog, 7/26/12)
Forestry chief says agency needs more money (Arkansas News, 7/26/12)
Sec of state eyes probe of bogus ballot question signatures (Arkansas News, 7/26/12)
Video: Arkansas fires pose threat to budget (KFSM, 7/26/12)
State Board of Health endorses Medicaid expansion (Arkansas News, 7/26/12)
Koch-financed GOP senate nominee returns $1,000 to McDaniel PAC (Arkansas Times, 7/25/12)
GOP asks DHS, Beebe for Medicaid reforms (The City Wire, 7/25/12)
GOP lawmakers ask Beebe to delay decision on expanding Medicaid (Arkansas News, 7/25/12)
Voters not sold on highway tax plan (The City Wire, 7/24/12)
Organizer to ’suspend’ severance tax campaign (The City Wire, 7/24/12)
GOP candidate Bart Hester returns $1,000 to AG’s PAC; McDaniel responds (KFSM, 7/24/12)
Beebe: Lawmakers’ OK needed to grow Medicaid (Little River News, 7/23/12)
Arkansans split views on Medicaid, marijuana (The City Wire, 7/23/12)
Three-fourths vote for Medicaid expansion far from easy (Arkansas News, 7/22/12)
Arkansas AG: Legal challenge can’t stop casino proposal (KY3, 7/20/12)
One of 2 challenges to casino proposal rejected (Arkansas News, 7/20/12)
McDaniel: Reject challenge to casino proposal (AP, 7/20/12)
Severance tax proposal falls short of signatures (Arkansas News, 7/19/12)
70% of severance tax petition signatures rejected (The City Wire, 7/19/12)
AEDC chief: ‘Cash is king’ (The City Wire, 7/19/12)
DHS officials say expanded Medicaid will save money (The City Wire, 7/18/12)
AG sues company over collecting on payday loans (Arkansas News, 7/17/12)
Arkansas  AG seeks to intervene in EPA lawsuit (Ozarks First, 7/16/12)
McDaniel seeks to intervene in pollution lawsuit (Arkansas News, 7/16/12)
Gov. Beebe still weighing state’s options on Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion (KUAR, 7/16/12)
Colossus defendants want McDaniel to intervene in class action (Legal Newsline, 7/16/12)
State stymied on executions (KATV, 7/15/12)
Delay in state executions blamed on Supreme Court, other factors (Talk Business, 7/15/12)
Weekend digest: Medicaid expansion makes the news (Talk Business, 7/13/12)
Beebe touts conservative budgeting in radio address (Talk Business, 7/13/12)
Beebe still focused on grocery tax cut (The City Wire, 7/13/12)
Governor’s spokesman discusses policy, politics of Medicaid debate (Talk Business, 7/13/12)
New Game and Fish commissioner promises openness (Arkansas News, 7/12/12)
Beebe names Ford Overton to Game and Fish Commission (AP, 7/12/12)
Wasserman casino proposal disqualified on signature requirement (Talk Business, 7/11/12)
One of two Arkansas casino proposals deemed ‘invalid’ (The City Wire, 7/11/12)
Who’s a progressive? Democrat-Gazette backs gas tax increase (Arkansas Times, 7/11/12)
McDaniel talks health care, ballot issues, execution law (The City Wire, 7/10/12)
Video: Beebe – Still leaning toward Medicaid expansion; Still no on severance tax (Arkansas Business, 7/10/12)
Beebe asks for disaster declaration for all 75 counties in Arkansas (Talk Business, 7/10/12)
Talk politics with AG Dustin McDaniel (Talk Business, 7/10/12)
Beebe won’t support medical marijuana initiative (Arkansas News, 7/10/12)
McDaniel anticipating pricey governor’s contest (AP, 7/10/12)
Arkansas workforce director: ‘Seeing fewer mass layoffs’ (The City Wire, 7/9/12)
Medicaid expansion could be contentious issue in ‘13 session (AP, 7/8/12)
Casino, marijuana ballot signatures submitted (The City Wire, 7/7/12)
Six  proposals aim for voter approval (Talk Business, 7/7/12)
Medical marijuana proponents submit signatures for ballot (Talk Business, 7/6/12)
Medical marijuana supporters first to turn in signatures (Arkansas News, 7/5/12)
Lt. Gov Darr questions ethics reform motives (Talk Business, 7/5/12)
State ends fiscal year with $145.6M surplus (The City Wire, 7/3/12)
Beebe ‘inclined’ to expand Medicaid program (The City Wire, 7/2/12)
Research, trade, expansion discussed on Beebe’s France trip (Arkansas News, 7/2/12)
Beebe talks about trade trip to France (The City Wire, 7/2/12)
Arkansas Dems show little excitement over Obamacare ruling (Arkansas News, 7/1/12)
JUNE 2012
Arkansas AG won’t review lottery contract (KTTS, 6/30/12)
Arkansas Surgeon General says state should expand Medicaid (KUAR, 6/29/12)
Arkansas officials say they’re ahead in Health Insurance Exchange (KUAR, 6/29/12)
New system in Arkansas emphasizes health care quality (CBS MoneyWatch, 6/29/12)
Commentary: Dustin McDaniels’ frivolous legal judgment (The Arkansas Project, 6/29/12)
Arkansas AG asks for hearing on desegregation case (THV, 6/29/12)
AG: Can’t answer legal questions on lottery contract (Arkansas News, 6/29/12)
Arkansas leaders react to healthcare ruling (KARK, 6/28/12)
Arkansans boo, cheer health care ruling (Arkansas News, 6/28/12)
Elected leaders comment on health care ruling (The City Wire, 6/28/12)
Commentary: Mike Beebe’s dictatorial doublethink (The Arkansas Project, 6/26/12)
Still no disclosure on backers of casino amendment campaign (Arkansas Times, 6/24/12)
Analysis: Beebe influence could depend on timing (AP, 6/24/12)
Legislators expected to take another crack at execution law (Arkansas News, 6/24/12)
Explaining a Republican split (Arkansas Times, 6/23/12)
Arkansas Supreme Court nixes execution law (The City Wire, 6/22/12)
Prosecutor wants quick action on execution ruling (The City Wire, 6/22/12)
Arkansas court upends death penalty (New York Times, 6/22/12)
Judge stays school choice ruling (Arkansas Times, 6/22/12)
Commentary: Uncertain death, certain taxes, justice unclear (Arkansas News, 6/22/12)
Governor to meet French officials on trip (AP, 6/22/12)
Beebe to go on trade mission to France (KATV, 6/22/12)
Beebe urges civility in state, local government (CBS, 6/22/12)
Beebe urges civility in state, local government (THV, 6/21/12)
Beebe headed to France for trade mission (Talk Business, 6/21/12)
Beebe: Why can’t we get along? (Arkansas Times, 6/21/12)
Saturday’s GOP meeting: Paul, Coleman, and Barnett (Talk Business, 6/21/12)
2012: A gentle GOP breeze (Arkansas Times, 6/20/12)
Report: Severance tax hike will hurt gas industry (The City Wire, 6/20/12)
New study suggests severance tax hike detrimental to Arkansas (Talk Business, 6/20/12)
Democrats elect Obama delegates in secret (Talk Business, 6/17/12)
State Democrats aim to prevent GOP congressional sweep (Arkansas News, 6/17/12)
Group says Arkansas voter registration access lacking (KUAR, 6/15/12)
GOP lawmaker has tax cut plan; columnist has concerns (Arkansas News, 6/15/12)
Gov. Beebe to campaign for Rep. Pennartz (The City Wire, 6/14/12)
McDaniel makes gubernatorial bid official (The City Wire, 6/13/12)
Ethics: Just do it (Arkansas News, 6/13/12)
Report: Severance tax rise will not stop drilling (The City Wire, 6/13/12)
Audio: New report disputed impact of raising natural gas severance tax (KUAR, 6/13/12)
Audio: Democrats face challenges after Arkansas runoff victories (KUAR, 6/13/12)
McDaniel announced bid for Ark. governor in 2014 (Stuttgart Daily Leader, 6/13/12)
Voter turnout is light for Arkansas’ runoff election (KUAR, 6/12/12)
GOP leader Rice questions ethics reform effort (Talk Business, 6/12/12)
Secretary of state review committee reports (Arkansas Times, 6/12/12)
Study recommends changes in sec of state’s office (Arkansas News, 6/12/12)
Signature shortage cited with severance tax push (The City Wire, 6/11/12)
Ethics push gains bipartisan support (The City Wire, 6/11/12)
Ethics reform supporters trying to collect thousands of valid signatures (KUAR, 6/11/12)
Bill Halter steps back into Arkansas politics (Talk Business, 6/10/12)
Judicial election task force calls for nonprofit to counter misleading ads (KUAR, 6/8/12)
Arkansas’ online checkbook offers transparency to citizens (KUAR, 6/8/12)
Beebe avoids judicial topics; Justice Hannah doesn’t (Arkansas Times, 6/8/12)
Beebe: Will back ethics initiative if on ballot (AP, 6/7/12)
Reform initiative receives bipartisan support (The City Wire, 6/6/12)
Ethics proposal gets boost from Beebe, Halter and a Rockefeller (Talk Business, 6/6/12)
Commentary: Beebe’s defense of wind industry shows crony capitalism (Watchdog, 6/6/12)
Democratic, Republican leaders back ethics initiative (AP, 6/6/12)
Beebe: Opposition to wind tax break is ‘unAmerican’ (Log Cabin Democrat, 6/4/12)
Potential GOP candidate visits Blytheville (Blytheville Courier News, 6/1/12)
MAY 2012
Federal judges won’t block Arkansas primary certification (Memphis Daily News, 5/30/12)
Case dropped against Arkansas surgeon general (Log Cabin Democrat, 5/25/12)
GOP dominates NWA, Fort Smith legislative seats (The City Wire, 5/23/12)
Petition gatherers face tough environment (The City Wire, 5/21/12)
Casino opposition group formed (The City Wire, 5/17/12)

2014 gubernatorial field may get crowded (Arkansas News, 5/17/12)
Governor’s race shift (The City Wire, 5/15/12)
Ross decides against gubernatorial bid (The City Wire, 5/14/12)
Mike Ross says he won’t run for Arkansas governor (Log Cabin Democrat, 5/14/12)
Gay marriage not seen as winning issue for most Arkansas Dems (Arkansas News,5/13/12)
Analysis: Gov offers blunt warnings on Medicaid (Log Cabin Democrat, 5/12/12)
Judges square off over appellate court position (Log Cabin Democrat, 5/12/12)
Severance tax hike study: 8,300 jobs at peril (Talk Business, 5/12/12)
Ethics reform group adds heft, bipartisan help to its ranks (Talk Business, 5/12/12)
State employees to receive $24M in merit pay (Arkansas News, 5/11/12)
Judges won’t halt Democratic primary in disputed Senate district (Arkansas News,5/11/12)
Bipartisan group throws financial weight behind ethics reform initiative (Arkansas News, 5/11/12)
Arkansas increases revenue forecast by $39.4 million (CBS Moneywatch, 5/10/12)
Ark. AG McDaniel says race not only factor (TodaysTHV, 5/9/12)
Ark. AG: Cem lawmaker made threats over lines (AP, 5/9/12)
Increase in fiscal 2012 forecast means $39M more for state budget (Arkansas Business,5/9/12)
Revenues boost gives Arkansas budget ‘rainy day’ fund (KARK, 5/9/12)
Video: AG says senator made political threat during redistricting (KARK, 5/9/12)
Judges toss SecState Martin from part of redistricting suit (RealClearPolitics, 5/9/12)
Beebe says category ‘B’ of revenue stabilization to be fully funded (Talk Business, 5/9/12)
Governor defends himself in federal court redistricting suit (KARK, 5/8/12)
Beebe says he wanted to boost black vote (Arkansas Online, 5/8/12)
Beebe defends legislative redistricting boundaries (Talk Business, 5/8/12)
Audio: Gov. Beebe takes witness stand in redistricting lawsuit (KUAR, 5/8/12)
Sec of State takes stand in redistricting trial (Talk Business, 5/8/12)
Beebe testifies in redistricting case (Arkansas Times, 5/8/12)
Beebe defends disputed redistricting plan (Arkansas News, 5/8/12)
Martin says he had no role in redrawing disputed Senate district (Arkansas News,5/7/12)
Trial begins today in redistricting lawsuit (Arkansas News, 5/7/12)
Pryor, Beebe tout Arkansas role in energy independence (Talk Business, 5/6/12)
Statehouse control to dominate 2012 political news (Talk Business, 5/3/12)
Beebe discusses Medicaid costs, trade trip and party control (Talk Business, 5/1/12)
APRIL 2012
AG fixes error in opinion that OKd casino measure (Arkansas News, 4/27/12)
Walmart shareholders speak out on scandal (Talk Business, 4/27/12)
Five GOP Senate primaries offer voters choices (Talk Business, 4/27/12)
Six Democratic senate primaries worth watching (Talk Business, 4/27/12)
Gov. Beebe announces appointments (The City Wire, 4/25/12)
Commentary: The argument for campaign finance ballot measure (Talk Business, 4/25/12)
Commentary: Ethics overhaul would win the vote (Arkansas Times, 4/25/12)
Beebe appoints special justice to hear case on execution procedures (Arkansas News, 4/25/12)
AG OKs casino initiative, rejects ballot access measure (Arkansas News, 4/25/12)
AEDC Director: Follow-up from China trip underway (The City Wire, 4/23/12)
Fox to become new state forester (Arkansas News, 4/23/12)
Governor intends to approve recommendation for new Arkansas Forestry Director (Arkansas Matters, 4/23/12)
Joe Fox recommended to lead Arkansas Forestry Commission (Arkansas Times, 4/22/12)
Federal grant for health insurance exchange stirs legislators again (Talk Business, 4/21/12)
Chinese companies look to Arkansas after Beebe trip (CBS Moneywatch, 4/19/12)
Arkansas tax committee reviews exemption history (The City Wire, 4/19/12)
Libertarians nominate slate of state candidates, including all 4 congressional seats (Talk Business, 4/19/12)
Libertarians field first state candidates (Arkansas News, 4/19/12)
Beebe: Busy China trip yields business prospects (Arkansas News, 4/18/12)
Beebe says presence was needed to advance Arkansas interests in China (Talk Business, 4/18/12)
Governor says Ark. Surgeon General job is safe (Talk Business, 4/18/12)
Beebe discusses China trip, Petrino firing (The City Wire, 4/18/12)
Governor says lottery contract legal, vendor should agree to changes (Arkansas News, 4/18/12)
Video: Analysis – Gov. Beebe’s trip to China (Today’s THV, 4/18/12)
Gov. Mike Beebe supports Bobby Petrino firing (Todays THV, 4/18/12)
Arkansas governor says lottery contract is valid (AP, 4/18/12)
Arkansas a leader in tax incentive evaluation (The City Wire, 4/13/12)
State agencies meet in NWA, talk jobs (The City Wire, 4/12/12)
Party chiefs differ on the Obama effect in Arkansas election (Arkansas News, 4/11/12)
Beebe briefs media on China trip (The City Wire, 4/11/12)
Commentary: Nelson on right side of gas tax debate (Arkansas Times, 4/11/12)
Commentary: SIMPLE simplistic, doesn’t suit Arkansas (Arkansas Times, 4/11/12)
Beebe sees progress in promoting Arkansas in China (AP, 4/10/12)
China trip full of meetings, potential business interests, Beebe says (Arkansas News, 4/10/12)
Mike Beebe in China: Bilateral trade a priority (Arkansas Business, 4/9/12)
Ethics, campaign reform measure inspired by Occupy movement (Arkansas News, 4/9/12)
Beebe hopes China trade trip produces ‘immediate’ results (Arkansas News, 4/7/12)
Beebe announces intent to pardon 7, public has 30 days to comment (AP, 4/5/12)
Ark. House Republicans unveil agenda for 2013 session (Arkansas News, 4/5/12)
Insurance chief denied OK to spend fed funds on health insurance exchange (Arkansas News,4/5/12)
AG McDaniel approves ethics voter initiative (The City Wire, 4/4/12)
Beebe opposes increase to severance tax (AP, 4/4/12)
Primary season may define Legislative control (The City Wire, 4/3/12)
Beebe talks China trip, Petrino accident (The City Wire, 4/3/12)
Mike Beebe China-bound to talk trade (Arkansas Business, 4/3/12)
Audio: Governor Beebe and economic officials to begin trip to China (KUAR, 4/3/12)
Results differ for Arkansas ballot issues (The City Wire, 4/2/12)
Arkansas education officials studying ruling on teacher-student sex (Times Record, 4/1/12)
MARCH 2012
Chamber chief: Raising severance tax would be ‘dumb’ (The City Wire, 3/30/12)
Teacher-student sex ban unconstitutional when applied to adults (Times Record, 3/30/12)
Court tosses lawsuit challenging tax distribution (Times Record, 3/30/12)
Arkansas high court overturns teacher-sex law (CBS News, 3/29/12)
Beebe ready for trip to China (Arkansas Online, 3/29/12)
Beebe approval numbers remain high (The City Wire, 3/29/12)
Obama losing Arkansas’ independent voters (The City Wire, 3/27/12)
New lines shape Arkansas’ 4th District race (The City Wire, 3/27/12)
Itinerary released for Beebe’s China trip (The City Wire, 3/23/12)
State biz group supports health care exchange (The City Wire, 3/21/12)
Student-driven PAC aims to blunt GOP in South (New York Times, 3/21/12)
New jobs, new state jobs director announced (The City Wire, 3/20/12)
Ark. Democrats will still try to remove hopeful from ballot (Times Record, 3/17/12)
What to do about Fred Smith? (Arkansas News, 3/16/12)
Arkansas wind-energy jobs tied to tax credit (The City Wire, 3/16/12)
Rep. Carter to expand Arkansas tax review (The City Wire, 3/15/12)
Task force considers judicial election reforms (Times Record, 3/15/12)
Juvenile justice reforms praised (Times Record, 3/15/12)
Ark. Democrats sue to remove felon from ballot (Times Record, 3/14/12)
Arkansas GOP to unemployed: Here’s your cup (Talk Business, 3/14/12)
Fort Smith voters renew sales tax, approve projects (Times Record, 3/13/12)
Commentary: Curtis Coleman - No severance tax increase (The New South Conservative, 3/12/12)
Democrats, Sec of State Mark Martin continue rocky relations (Times Record, 3/11/12)
History made with Arkansas House Speaker election (The City Wire, 3/9/12)
Session ends; Williams elected House speaker (Arkansas News, 3/9/12)
Winner of House speaker’s race not guaranteed to serve (Arkansas News, 3/7/12)
Arkansas’ tourism economy performed well in 2011 (The City Wire, 3/6/12)
Shootout at GOP corral highlights another lean primary season locally (Log Cabin Democrat,3/6/12)
Dems ask secretary of state to keep ex-Globetrotter off ballot (Arkansas News, 3/6/12)
Comprehensive tax rule review set for April 19 (The City Wire, 3/6/12)
Editorial: Medicaid shortfall looming (Log Cabin Democrat, 3/5/12)
Rice, Williams seek top Arkansas House post (The City Wire, 3/5/12)
Governor signs budget for next fiscal year (Arkansas News, 3/5/12)
Republican lawmakers unhappy with lack of action on Medicaid (Arkansas News, 3/4/12)
Arkansas GOP lawmakers criticize inaction on Medicaid (Times Record, 3/4/12)
Legislature approves budget, goes into recess (Arkansas News, 3/2/12)
More refunds cause dip in state tax collections (Arkansas News, 3/2/12)
Ark. lawmakers end session after approving budget (CBS Moneywatch, 3/2/12)
The looming state Medicaid shortfall (Arkansas News, 3/2/12)
February collections in Arkansas off 11% amid tax refunds (Arkansas Business, 3/2/12)
Natural gas advocates rally against severance tax hike (Arkansas News, 3/1/12)
Budget close, session’s end likely Friday (Arkansas News, 3/1/12)
Several Ark. House, Senate races go uncontested (The City Wire, 3/1/12)
FEBRUARY 2012
Budget gets Senate nod; House pitches alternative to tax break repeal (Arkansas News, 2/29/12)
Arkansas leader says tax break repeal still on table (Today’s THV, 2/29/12)
Group tracks states’ top political donors – says Stephens, Inc ‘owns’ Arkansas (Arkansas Business,2/29/12)
Arkansas lawmakers reject surplus for Medicaid fix (Arkansas Business, 2/28/12)
Report lists reasons for court funding decline (The City Wire, 2/28/12)
Arkansas lawmakers to look at $4.7B budget bill (Stuttgart Daily Leader, 2/24/12)
Budget process changed by term limits (Arkansas News, 2/24/12)
Ark. budget bill keeps most Beebe proposals intact (CBS Moneywatch, 2/24/12)
Legislative leaders unveil budget bill (Arkansas News, 2/24/12)
Analysis: Ballot next front in Arkansas budget fight (AP, 2/24/12)
Beebe outlines effects of proposed budget cuts (The City Wire, 2/21/12)
Fiscal session should stick to budget, pressing issues (Arkansas News, 2/17/12)
Audio: State Democratic leaders want one budget proposal (KUAR, 2/16/12)
Oklahoma income tax plan pressures Arkansas’ tax future (The City Wire, 2/16/12)
First bill from session headed to Arkansas governor’s desk (4029TV, 2/16/12)
Democratic leaders criticize GOP budget plan (Arkansas News, 2/16/12)
Dems criticize GOP plan to cut from Arkansas agencies (CBS Moneywatch, 2/16/12)
GOP plan would lop 421 million from Beebe budget (Arkansas News, 2/15/12)
GOP proposes $21 million in budget cuts (The City Wire, 2/15/12)
Budget holds, tax breaks on legislative agenda (The City Wire, 2/14/12)
Beebe calls for quick Fiscal Session (The City Wire, 2/13/12)
Arkansas lawmakers convene for fiscal session (CBS Moneywatch, 2/13/12)
Beebe planing trade trip to China (The City Wire, 2/12/12)
Arkansas Fiscal Session begins Monday (The City Wire, 2/12/12)
Beebe: Fort Smith could be site for Caterpillar (The City Wire, 2/8/12)
Northwest Arkansas, Little Rock leaders to meet (The City Wire, 2/7/12)
JANUARY 2012
Beebe’s Medicaid funds OK’d (Times Record, 1/20/12)
Education chief speaks out against cuts (Times Record, 1/19/12)
Beebe: No COLA this year (Times Record, 1/19/12)
Arkansas officials pursue hybrid health exchange (The City Wire, 1/19/12)
Panel OKs additional Medicaid funds in DHS budget (Arkansas News, 1/19/12)
Beebe: State can’t afford pay raises (Arkansas News, 1/18/12)
Beebe suggests budget hike (Times Record, 1/18/12)
Beebe proposes $163M budget increase for next fiscal year (Arkansas News, 1/17/12)
Legislative leaders review Beebe budget (The City Wire, 1/17/12)
Budget expected to show Arkansas stable in tough economic times (KUAR, 1/16/12)
Commentary: Obama a problem for Arkansas Democrats (The City Wire, 1/16/12)
2012 fiscal session: Lawmakers anticipate few bumps (Times Record, 1/15/12)
Another pay freeze for state employees (Arkansas Times, 1/15/12)
Official: State needs more time to fix schools (Times Record, 1/14/12)
Beebe plans funding increases (Times Record, 1/13/12)
Lawmakers to address Forestry woes (Times Record, 1/13/12)
Beebe calls for audit of Forestry Commission (Stuttgart Daily Leader, 1/13/12)
Legislators express displeasure over Municipal League support of severance tax proposal (Talk Business, 1/13/12)
Magazine ranks Arkansas 5th in educational policies, performance (Arkansas News, 1/12/12)
Arkansas lawmakers debate tax changes, tax review nixed (The City Wire, 1/12/12)
Beebe: Analyze forestry reports (NWA Online, 1/12/12)
Speaker Moore asks committee chairs to keep session business on budget (Talk Business, 1/12/12)
Beebe asks legislative audit to review Forestry Commission (Talk Business, 1/12/12)
Beebe to propose increases for Medicaid, education (Arkansas News, 1/12/12)
Mistakes were made at state Forestry Commission (Arkansas Times, 1/12/12)
Lawmakers to eye Forestry Commission shortfall during budget hearings (Arkansas News, 1/12/12)
House speaker: Two proposed tax hikes for road improvements compatible (Arkansas News,1/12/12)
Legislative preview: 2012 fiscal session could get feisty (The City Wire, 1/10/12)
Political observers: Forestry fracas harmless to Beebe, talking point for GOP (Arkansas News,1/8/12)
Observers: Beebe free of fallout (Times Record, 1/8/12)
Arkansas GOP chair takes city position; Dems cry foul (Times Record, 1/7/12)
Legislators probe Forestry Commission funding solutions (The City Wire, 1/4/12)
Federal funds misuse blamed for Forestry shortfall (The City Wire, 1/4/12)
Beebe to seek supplemental funding for Forestry Commission (Times Record, 1/4/12)
Talk, but no solutions, on Forestry Commission shortfalls (Arkansas Times, 1/4/12)
Justice fund vexing issue; how it happened a mystery to most (Hope Star, 1/4/12)
State revenue up in December report (The City Wire, 1/4/12)
Board appointment process continues to rankle some people (Arkansas News, 1/3/12)
Dem lawmaker: Legislature should keep to fiscal tweaking (Hope Star, 1/3/12)
AG McDaniel rejects first draft of Personhood Amendment (Talk Business, 1/3/12)
Governor’s office says misuse of federal funds to blame for Forestry shortfall (Talk Business, 1/3/12)
Beebe says Medicaid shortfall postponed (The City Wire, 1/2/12)

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