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Gov. Beebe Signs Arkansas Private Option Bill

Governor Mike Beebe signed the Arkansas Private Option into law Tuesday morning.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Governor Mike Beebe signed the Arkansas Private Option into law Tuesday morning.

It was a packed house inside the governor's conference room on the second floor, including a stepped up security presence after the threats over the weekend from a Northwest Arkansas Republican who was upset over the private option.

Beebe was flanked by the Republican architects of the health care expansion bill, which will provide coverage to 250,000 uninsured Arkansans.

After signing the bill and posing for photos, Beebe told reporters he's pleased with the session, even though it didn't go exactly the way he planned.

"There were bills that were passed that I vetoed that I thought should not have been passed, but that's a part of the process. Nobody gets their way all the time," Beebe said.

Both the House and Senate passed finalized versions of the budget before adjourning, but there's still a small chance they could come back May 17 for any last-minute corrections if needed.
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