Path To Passage For Arkansas Works

Hutchinson - Legislature

Where will the votes come from for Arkansas Works in the upcoming fiscal session? Governor Asa Hutchinson says it’s less about lawmakers changing their minds and more about reforming a program to satisfy conservative principles.

In a lengthy, wide-ranging interview on Sunday’s Talk Business & Politics, Hutchinson said he understands the three-vote deficit his Medicaid expansion program has in the Arkansas Senate, but he’s confident he can find a 75% threshold in both chambers for passage. Three state senators who supported the program have either resigned or passed away since the last close vote in early 2017.   MORE

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