- Associated Press - Monday, May 9, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas lawmakers have ended this year’s fiscal session, with the current House speaker winning another two-year term leading the chamber.

The House and Senate on Monday formally adjourned the session, which had been marked by a fight over the future of the state’s hybrid Medicaid expansion. Lawmakers last month rejected an attempt to override Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s veto of a measure that would have ended the program, which uses federal funds to purchase private insurance for the poor.

The House also re-elected Jeremy Gillam as its speaker. Gillam, a Republican from Judsonia, was the only candidate running for the post.

Hutchinson has said he’ll call the Legislature back into session May 19 to take up his highway funding proposal.



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