Legislative Groups OK Bonds Plan for Lockheed Martin Project

Legislative Groups OK Bonds Plan for Lockheed Martin Project
Gov. Asa Hutchinson and officials with Lockheed Martin show off the company's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

An $87 million incentive package aimed at luring a defense contract to south Arkansas was endorsed by legislative committees on Tuesday, a move that the Republican governor says could help the state land its first vehicle assembly plant.
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Bill for 'SEC' Primary Fails in Senate Committee

Bill for 'SEC' Primary Fails in Senate Committee

Legislation to move Arkansas' primaries from May to March failed Tuesday to make it out of a Senate committee, while a House committee narrowly advanced an identical bill.
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Danielson Not Seeking Re-Election on Arkansas Supreme Court

Associate Justice Paul Danielson says he's not seeking re-election to the Arkansas Supreme Court, while a state judge who served in the Legislature is launching a bid for his seat.
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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.