Government & Politics Archive

SPONSORED: Arkansas Is Open for Business, But Are We Ready?

by 10/16/2017 08:00 am

Businesses and schools are partnering with programs to prepare students to join the workforce of the future.

Natural State Medical Group Holds Breath for Marijuana License This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Natural State Medical Group Inc. has applied for a medical marijuana license and has sold $925,000 worth of shares of the company, according to its Oct. 2 filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. Its total offering amount is $4.5 million.

Majestic Death Looms Over Spa City

by George Waldon 10/16/2017 12:00 am

The destruction of the Majestic Hotel left an indelible scar on the psyche of Hot Springs officials and residents.

Hospital Vendors Earn Millions for Services This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Tax forms filed by nonprofit hospitals in Arkansas provide a peek into the millions of dollars the hospitals spend on their vendors.

Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Accepting Nominations

by Jan Cottingham 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Nominations for the 2018 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame are open through Oct. 31. This will be the second Hall of Fame class, a program sponsored by the Department of Arkansas Heritage.

A Threat to Communities (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Repealing the Affordable Care Act without something to replace it is scary. Especially here in Arkansas, where legislators — with Republicans in the lead — took a law they didn't like and made lemonade.

Courageous Authenticity (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Whether it is an emotionally charged public display or an offhand remark in a meeting, the organization will take its lead from the boss' response to a violation of culture.

AEDI at UA Little Rock Receives $320K Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2017 03:28 pm

The Arkansas Economic Development Institute at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock announced Friday that it has received a $320,500 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to conduct a Land & Resiliency Initiative for the Arkansas-Louisiana Multi-modal Economic Corridor.

Helena Harbor Receives $180K Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2017 03:18 pm

The Helena-West Helena/Phillips County Port Authority (Helena Harbor) announced Friday that it has been awarded a $180,000 Arkansas Waterways Commission grant to improve water supply lines at the site in anticipation of a new water tower.

Arkansas Political Operative Becomes White House Spokesman

by Associated Press 10/13/2017 01:04 pm

President Donald Trump's newest press team addition has ties in Arkansas.

Appeals Court Keeps Arkansas Abortion Pill Limits on Hold

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/13/2017 12:59 pm

A federal appeals court is preventing Arkansas from enforcing restrictions on how the abortion pill is administered while Planned Parenthood asks the nation's highest court to review a ruling in favor of the law.

Trump to Issue Stop-payment Order on Health Care Subsidies

by Associated Press 10/13/2017 12:17 pm

In a move likely to roil America's insurance markets, President Donald Trump will "immediately" halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to persuade Congress to unravel for months.

Under Pressure From Congress, IRS Suspends Equifax Contract

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2017 12:11 pm

The IRS has suspended a $7.25 million contract with the credit reporting company Equifax after members of Congress complained the tax agency had awarded a no-bid contract to a company that recently had a massive data beach.

Courthouses Getting Safety, Security Improvements

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2017 10:12 am

The U.S. Marshals Service recently announced that several federal courthouses in western Arkansas are undergoing exterior renovations aimed at enhancing building security and safety.

Project Aimed at Combating Opioid Abuse Receives $750K Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2017 01:55 pm

The Arkansas Rural Health Partnership (formerly Greater Delta Alliance for Health Inc.) recently announced that it was one of 10 organizations across the country to be awarded a Rural Health Opioid Grant this year through the Health Resources & Services Administration.

Calling it a Beginning, Trump Signs Health Care Order

by Associated Press 10/12/2017 10:31 am

President Donald Trump directed his administration Thursday to rewrite federal rules so consumers can have wider access to health insurance plans featuring lower premiums. He called his new executive order a "beginning" and promised more actions to come.

Trump Lashes Out at Puerto Rico as House Weighs Aid Package

by Associated Press 10/12/2017 10:21 am

President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting that federal help will be limited and blaming the U.S. territory for its financial struggles. The broadside came as the House headed toward passage of a $36.5 billion disaster aid package, including assistance for Puerto Rico.

CALS to Revamp Its Website

by Kyle Massey 10/11/2017 04:03 pm

The library isn't shushing folks about its plan to redesign its website. In fact, the Central Arkansas Library System is shouting it from the rooftops.

Arkansas Prisons Chief Says Vacant Positions a Challenge

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/11/2017 03:40 pm

Arkansas' prison system is struggling with a high number of vacancies as the department tries to address a violent rash of incidents that have included attacks on guards by inmates, the state's correction chief told lawmakers Wednesday.

Little Rock Tech Park to Celebrate Tenants

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/11/2017 11:12 am

The Little Rock Technology Park and the Little Rock Regional Chamber will host an event at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on the sixth floor of the park to celebrate its tenants.