Government & Politics Archive

Arkansas to Highlight Open Tech Jobs at New Website

by Lance Turner 8/15/2017 11:22 am

Arkansas is launching a new website, ARTechJobs.com, to help job seekers find positions in the technology sector in the state.

Arkansas Seeks Bids for Privatization of Juvenile Centers

by Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press 8/14/2017 03:58 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says Arkansas will seek bids from the private sector to take over operations of seven juvenile detention centers in the state.

Lockheed Martin Announces $161M Army Contract

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 10:07 am

Lockheed Martin on Monday announced that it has received a $161 million U.S. Army production contract for the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missile.

Supply and Demand (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor followed up on a presidential memorandum that had brightened the spirits of the retirement advice industry: It proposed delaying by 18 months the parts of the “fiduciary rule” that were supposed to take effect on Jan. 1, 2018.

Emma Willis on Saving Early for Higher Education

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Emma Willis is the executive director of the state's 529 GIFT Plan and also serves as director of the ABLE program, a savings account for those with disabilities scheduled to begin in October.

Arkansas Department of Information Systems Adds Two (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Carder Hawkins has been named deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Information Systems, and Richard Wang has been named chief data officer.

Whose Freedom Wins? (Paul Dodds Commentary)

by Paul Dodds 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Americans typically have no effective individual power to refuse when companies hand us “take it or leave it” one-sided agreements of adhesion. Without regulatory limits and access to courts, we are constantly subject to corporate tyranny of contract.

First Security Bank Plans Mixed-Use Branch in Bentonville

by George Waldon 8/14/2017 12:00 am

The $5.4 billion-asset lender is developing a three-story mixed-use facility a half-block from the historic town square.

75-MPH Limit Still Awaits Green Light on Arkansas Highways

by Marty Cook 8/14/2017 12:00 am

A law allowing the Arkansas Highway Commission to raise the highway speed limit to 75 mph went into effect Aug. 1, but the actual raising of any speed limits will have to wait until the Department of Transportation and its engineers complete an updated traffic study.

PR Man Among Women, Aaron Sadler Tells a Human Story

by Kyle Massey 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Aaron Sadler chuckles at the idea that he broke the glass ceiling — in reverse — at Ghidotti Communications in Little Rock.

Metroplan to Launch Speaker Series Next Week

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/11/2017 10:43 am

Metroplan is is introducing a new "Better Communities Lecture Series" at 6:30 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Jeffrey Hawkins Conference Room at 501 W. Markham St. in Little Rock.

Leaders Form Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2017 02:57 pm

Leaders in the health care, agricultural and legal sectors have formed the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association.

Arkansas Rice Federation Names Lauren Waldrip Ward Executive Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2017 09:34 am

The Arkansas Rice Federation Board on Wednesday announced that Lauren Waldrip Ward has been selected as its new executive director.

Texarkana Officials Expect Union Tank Car to Create 150-200 Jobs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/8/2017 11:34 am

Texarkana, Arkansas officials will tour the new Union Tank Car Co. facility, which will bring about 100 jobs to the city.

Texarkana Issues $250M In Bonds for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/8/2017 10:47 am

The Texarkana, Arkansas Board of Directors authorizes up to $250 million in industrial development revenue bonds for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Privatizing Air Traffic Control Could Delay NextGen System (Letter to the Editor)

by Stacey Morris 8/7/2017 07:00 am

The potential implications of privatizing our air traffic control system on small communities and rural parts of the country.

Ecclesia College Woes Multiply Under Federal Investigation

by George Waldon 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Ecclesia, the private Christian college in Springdale, is facing yet another federal investigation, this one by the U.S. Department of Education.

Take Another Run at It (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/7/2017 12:00 am

There certainly was never a plan that would do what Candidate Trump promised, which was better health care for everyone at a fraction of the cost.

Fighting For Information (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Fort Smith lawyer Joey McCutchen is doing right in his fight for open government.

Slicing the Pie (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Consumption of goods and services is dramatically changing. The traditional retailing business model is experiencing downward pressure on foot traffic, browsing and sales. The browsing is happening online as online sales increase. But is that the whole mosaic?