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Crawford opposes VA bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, was one of just five House members on Wednesday who voted against a $16.3 billion bill crafted in response to a VA hospital scandal over long waiting lists and falsified records.

Special legislative session begins

LITTLE ROCK — State lawmakers began a special session Monday with a nod to the state’s past and then quickly got down to the business of addressing rising teacher health insurance costs, prison overcrowding and lottery monitor games.