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Proposal to limit use of TANF benefits stalls

LITTLE ROCK — Proposals to restrict how Arkansans can spend welfare benefits and create a new way to appeal decisions of the Capitol Zoning District Commission in Little Rock stalled in the Joint Budget Committee on Thursday, but the sponsors could try again with the measures next week.

Medicaid issue looms over fiscal session

LITTLE ROCK — Despite receiving approval in last week’s special session, Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s plan for the future of the state’s Medicaid expansion program continues to hang in the balance as legislators prepare to convene Wednesday for a session devoted to budget issues.