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MISO Hires Public Service Commissioner Lamar Davis
Lamar Davis, the new executive director of government and regulatory affairs for MISO’s south region

MISO Hires Public Service Commissioner Lamar Davis

MISO of Carmel, Indiana, announced Monday that Lamar Davis, former commissioner of the Arkansas Public Service Commission, has been named executive director of government and regulatory affairs for its south region.
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Hutchinson: Move Energy Office, Reduce Boards

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is proposing moving the state's energy office to the Department of Environmental Quality and reducing the number of committees that inspect local jails.
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7 Companies Support Clean Line in Letter to Hutchinson

Corporations employing 4,000 Arkansans hope to get cheap renewable electricity from a controversial power line project.
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Chapel Ridge Apartments Sold in $8 Million Deal

Two Little Rock apartment complexes, a water plant in southeast Pulaski County and two Little Rock homes provide this week's five-piece of big deals.
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