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Bill Vickery Speaks to Arkansas Farm Bureau

Representatives of Arkansas’ agricultural community and political leaders will be discussing state and national policies impacting farmers at the Farm Policy Summit in Little Rock this week, according to this report from David Montieth with content partner KUAR 89.1. Randy Veach, president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, says policies which have increased costs to farmers [...]

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Arkansas Conservatives Shouldn’t Block Medicaid Reform

Some Republicans in the Arkansas legislature have become defenders of traditional Medicaid. They call it a program for the truly needy and defend its current spending levels. Sen. Terry Rice, R-Waldron, even resigned his membership on the Healthcare Task Force, citing as a partial reason Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s (R) goal to spend less money on [...]

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The Iowa Caucus did its Job

The Iowa Caucuses have performed their services. The decline of Trump has begun. Cruz regretfully delivered. Rubio did well enough. Hillary’s weaknesses were exposed. The New Hampshire primary is next. Headlines and summaries are abundant in the days following milestone occurrences in presidential politics. Conventional wisdom after an event is about as accurate as the [...]

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Right, Center, Left: A Different Direction

On Jan. 28, Sam Ledbetter, chairman of the Arkansas Board of Education, cast the tie-breaking vote allowing the state to take control of the Little Rock School District. “At some point, you have to go in a different direction,” he stated. Never have truer words been spoken.The board’s decision to intervene was based largely on [...]

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