GovBeat: Arkansas

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 01/28/2014

How the federal government could get a 270x return on a prison reform investment

A federal program to spur state prison reforms could help save $4.6 billion.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:15 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arkansas, budget, Hawaii, newsletter, prisons, spending, States

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Medicaid expansion takes a hit in Arkansas

Republicans have won a special election that puts a unique solution to Medicaid expansion at risk.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:16 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arkansas, medicaid expansion, obamacare, States

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Study: Hawaii’s the healthiest state and Americans didn’t get fatter this year

New state-by-state rankings look at health in America across a number of measures.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, Arkansas, Hawaii, health, health care, Healthcare, Louisiana, maps, Massachusett, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Rankings, VERMONT, West Virginia

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Casinos hold sway in 39 states, up from just two a few decades ago

What was the province of two states just decades ago is now available in nearly 40.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:33 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arkansas, gambling, georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, VERMONT, virginia

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 11/28/2013

A Thanksgiving dinner costs $7 more in Virginia than Arkansas

Nationally, however, the cost fell 44 cents to $49.04.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  07:30 AM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arkansas, Economics, virginia

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 11/15/2013

These are the 15 gubernatorial races to watch for 2014

Democrats and Republicans split the 2013 gubernatorial races. Now it’s on to 2014, where Republicans are playing a lot of defense.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:34 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Arizona, Arkansas, Campaigns and Elections, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, wisconsin

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 10/09/2013

States start to feel shutdown pinch

The abstract debate on Capitol Hill is starting to hit home as programs run out of money and benefits slow.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:01 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arkansas, Food Stamps, Nevada, North Carolina, shutdown, States, Utah

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Many states with few insured citizens aren’t expanding Medicaid under Obamacare

Many of the states whose citizens are most likely to be uninsured have no plans to expand.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, coverage, Delaware, District of Columbia, expansion, Florida, georgia, Hawaii, health, Healthcare, insurance, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, medicaid, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, texas, VERMONT, wisconsin

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Gay-marriage backers head to court

Supporters of same-sex marriage are shifting tactics, focusing on courts of law rather than state legislatures.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:33 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  arkansas, gay marriage, kentucky, new mexico, same sex marriage, social issues, texas