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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Arkansas Newsletter for Sunday January 12, 2020 ( 4 items )  

American Pharmacists Association Applauds Supreme Court's Decision to Rule on State Oversight of PBMs
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 -- The American Pharmacists Association issued the following news release: The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) applauds the U.S Supreme Court's decision to hear Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, which addresses the State of Arkansas' regulation of pharmacy benefit managers (PBM). The Arkansas law is intended to provide fair access to generic drugs in Arkansas and transparency in PBM industry practices. The law regulates PBMs and protects patient  more

Arkansas Farm Bureau Agriculture Hall of Fame to Add 6 Members
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Jan. 9 -- The Arkansas Farm Bureau issued the following news release: The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame plans to induct six individuals whose leadership and service have brought distinction to the state's largest business sector. The newest class represents timber, beef cattle, philanthropy, research, water management, conservation and reclamation, agricultural aviation, banking, civic leadership and outreach to farmers, a reflection of the broad and meaningful impac  more

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2.0 Participants Revealed at Kickoff Event
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Jan. 9 -- The Independent Community Bankers of America issued the following news release: * * * - 12-Week Bootcamp Fosters Innovative Community Bank Fintech Solutions * * * The Independent Community Bankers of America(R) (ICBA) and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, announced the 10 companies selected for the second annual ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program, which focuses on driving community bank innovation to create enhanced customer exper  more

With the Retirement of Dolet Hills, Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign Retires 300th Coal Plant Since 2010
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release on Jan. 8: Arkansas PSC approved the retirement of the Dolet Hills Power Station, in a settlement with Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), making it the 300th coal plant proposed to retire since the beginning of Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign. Dolet Hills' retirement symbolizes an important milestone for Beyond Coal, which began in 2010 with 530 active coal plants, a robust and influential coal industry, and a  more