Update: Legislature OKs Bill for $87M Lockheed Martin Incentive

Update: Legislature OKs Bill for $87M Lockheed Martin Incentive
Lockheed Martin's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, which was on display Tuesday at the state Capitol.

Lawmakers have given final approval to an $87 million incentive package intended to bring a military vehicle assembly plant to south Arkansas.
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Lawmakers Approve Moving Arkansas' Primaries to March

Arkansas lawmakers have given final legislative approval to move the state's primaries from May to March next year, a move that supporters argue will give the state a greater say in who the presidential nominees are.
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Legislature Approves Change in DWI Law

Arkansas lawmakers have given final legislative approval to a change in the state's driving while intoxicated law that's intended to prevent the state from losing more than $50 million in federal highway funding.
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The List 75 Largest Private Companies

Arkansas' Largest Private Companies ranked by revenue, mostly provided by the companies themselves. Data also includes previous year's revenue, total employees and total Arkansas employees, year established, business description, top executive, and contact info.

Rank Name 2014 Revenue % Change Revenue
1 Stephens Inc. 2,250,000,000 0
2 Mountaire Corp. 2,117,000,000 4
3 Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield 1,986,128,828 43
4 Simmons Foods Inc. 1,400,000,000 4
5 RML Automotive 1,345,140,845 5

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First Electric's Don Crabbe on Measuring Energy Conservation by the Meter

Don Crabbe leads First Electric Cooperative Corp., which was created in 1937 and now serves more than 91,000 members.