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Fiscal session winding down

LITTLE ROCK — The fiscal session that began April 13 could wrap up this week, legislative leaders said Friday as they worked with the governor’s office on the Revenue Stabilization Act, the bill that will set spending priorities for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

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.

Purple Heart awarded posthumously to Arkansan

LITTLE ROCK — A Purple Heart ceremony held at the state Capitol on Friday took just one phone call to arrange, but the actual ceremony came only after 10 years of frustration with military bureaucracy, and 20 years after the recipient had died.