Government & Politics Archive

Under 40 Forum Report Identifies Ways to Recruit, Retain Talent

by Alexis Hosticka 7/20/2016 11:26 am

Young leaders from across the state have identified key issues for retaining and recruiting young talent to Arkansas, including education initiatives and the marketing and branding of the state.

Webb: State Needs 'More Swagger' in Approach to Tourism

by Alexis Hosticka 7/20/2016 10:16 am

Tourism is changing as millennials' interests and spending habits affect the industry, according to Kane Webb, executive director of the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.

Video: Watch Asa Hutchinson, Leslie Rutledge Speak at the Republican National Convention

by Lance Turner 7/20/2016 06:50 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge spoke during last night's Republican National Convention in Cleveland, with both criticizing Hillary Clinton more than they praised the GOP nominee, Donald Trump.

Hutchinson Advisor Betty Guhman to Oversee Youth Services Division

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/19/2016 11:33 am

The state Department of Human Services announced Tuesday that Betty Guhman, a senior advisor to Gov. Asa Hutchinson since 2014, will serve as interim director of the DHS Division of Youth Services while the agency searches for a permanent director.

Hutchinson to Lead Governors' Committee on Homeland Security

by Associated Press 7/19/2016 10:29 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has been named chairman of the National Governors Association's Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee.

Video: Watch Tom Cotton's Republican National Convention Speech

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/19/2016 06:58 am

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., spoke during the opening night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Watch video of the address here.

Calendar Says 2016, But GOP Hopefuls Eye 2020

by Associated Press 7/19/2016 06:55 am

The Republican Party's potential future candidates - from House Speaker Paul Ryan to Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton - on Monday schmoozed with state delegations considered critical in a presidential election.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 09:12 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the following appointments to state boards and commissions.

Helena Harbor Gets Back On Track

by Mark Friedman 7/18/2016 12:00 am

A dedication for Enviro Tech Chemical Co.'s $15 million plant at the Helena Harbor in 2015 attracted more than 300 people, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson. But behind the scenes, trouble loomed for the Phillips County harbor.

Report: 7 Percent of Arkansas Bridges Structurally Deficient

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Of the 12,853 bridges in the state, 845, or 7 percent, are classified as structurally deficient, meaning that one or more of the key bridge elements — such as the deck, superstructure or substructure — are considered to be in “poor” or worse condition.

Ralph Vines on Paving the Road to Success with Good Decisions

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Ralph Vines started Kesser International in 1987 as a sole proprietorship while he also was serving in the U.S. Army.

Upcoming Mayor's Summit to Focus on Entrepreneurial Growth

by Sarah Campbell 7/15/2016 11:32 am

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, in partnership with the private, nonpartisan Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri, and the Venture Center in Little Rock, will hold the city's first Mayor's Summit on Entrepreneurship July 21-22.

Cotton, Hutchinson Speaking at GOP Convention

by Associated Press 7/13/2016 10:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson told reporters Wednesday that he expects to speak Tuesday night at the convention. U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton's office said the freshman lawmaker was expected to speak to delegates Monday night.

Hutchinson Expects Results From European Trip, Cites Business Leads

by Lance Turner 7/13/2016 10:48 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston officially opened an office in Berlin on Tuesday, as the pair begins to wrap up a trade mission in Europe.

Asa Hutchinson Aims to Set Execution Dates Before January

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/13/2016 10:30 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he hopes to set execution dates before January now that the state has a new supply of a lethal injection drug that had expired last week.

Osceola Sues to Stop Election for New Blytheville Courthouse

by Associated Press 7/13/2016 10:23 am

The city of Osceola is asking a judge to stop a special election where voters will consider a plan for a new courthouse in Blytheville.

Arkansas Says It Has All Drugs Needed for Executions

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/13/2016 06:48 am

Arkansas said Tuesday that it has a new supply of a drug used for lethal injections that had expired last month, potentially clearing the way for the state to resume executions after a decade-long hiatus.

Hillary Clinton Gets Long-Awaited Endorsement From Bernie Sanders

by Associated Press 7/12/2016 11:44 am

Bernie Sanders, whose calls for a political revolution energized millions of voters, bestowed his long-awaited endorsement on Hillary Clinton Tuesday, the Democratic former rivals embracing and praising each other before a cheering crowd of thousands.

Boozman Raises $595K in Last 3 Months for Re-Election Bid

by Associated Press 7/12/2016 09:25 am

Arkansas Republican John Boozman says he's raised more than $595,000 in the past three months for his re-election bid to the U.S. Senate.

Reports Says Arkansas Lottery Sales Up 11.5 Percent

by Associated Press 7/11/2016 12:55 pm

A new report says the Arkansas lottery enjoyed record-breaking sales over the past year that funded an increase in college scholarships in the state.