Government & Politics Archive

$3.2M for Early Childhood Education in South Arkansas

by Associated Press 4/14/2015 06:53 am

U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton and Rep. Bruce Westerman have announced a $3.2 million grant to an early childhood education program in south Arkansas.

Controversial Religious Objections Bill Hits Snag in Louisiana Legislature

by Associated Press 4/14/2015 06:51 am

A religious objections bill similar to laws that have ignited a political firestorm in Arkansas and Indiana ran into a roadblock with the Louisiana Legislature on Monday, the first day of the legislative session.

One Bank Customer Pleads Guilty to Reduced Federal Charge of Money Laundering

by Gwen Moritz 4/13/2015 04:57 pm

In a plea deal reached with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Little Rock, Albert Solaroli pleaded guilty to laundering $120,000 of the loan in exchange for having a pending bank fraud charge dismissed.

Leslie Rutledge: Current Court Should Hear Marriage Case

by Associated Press 4/13/2015 01:20 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says whether gay marriage is legal in the state should be decided by the current state Supreme Court, not the justices who heard oral arguments in the case last year.

Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 US Adults Now Have Health Insurance

by Associated Press 4/13/2015 11:41 am

Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday. As recently as 2013, slightly more than 8 out of 10 had coverage.

Hillary Clinton Already Uniting Prospective GOP Presidential Field

by Associated Press 4/13/2015 06:53 am

Hillary Rodham Clinton made no mention of her potential Republican rivals when kicking off her second campaign for president. They didn't share her restraint.

Arkansas Democrats Praise Hillary Clinton Presidential Bid

by Associated Press 4/13/2015 06:51 am

The head of the Democratic Party of Arkansas says Democrats across the state are excited that Hillary Clinton is running for president.

Arkansas Legislature Leads Nation in 2015 Anti-Abortion Laws

by Allen Reed, The Associated Press 4/13/2015 06:50 am

The Arkansas Legislature and Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson have enacted more abortion restrictions than any other state so far this year.

Letters Showcase Split on Arkansas Supreme Court (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/13/2015 06:47 am

Divisions on the Supreme Court are nothing new. But justices publicly taking one another to task over the handling of a case is a major shift.

Four Ad Agencies Up for State's Breastcare Marketing Contract

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Four Little Rock advertising agencies are in the running for a $235,000 marketing contract with the Arkansas Department of Health.

Little Rock A&P Says Legacy Bistro Operating Without Permit, Not Paying Taxes

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2015 12:00 am

The Little Rock Advertising & Promotion Commission is suing to try to shut down another city eatery, the Legacy Bistro & Bar at 625 W. Capitol Ave.

In Praise of Pragmatism (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/13/2015 12:00 am

In the furor surrounding the final days of the legislative session, a couple of important worker education reforms could be overlooked. They shouldn't be for two reasons: They promise to be effective, helping match businesses in Arkansas with capable employees (and capable employees with good jobs), and they demonstrate what bipartisanship can accomplish.

Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub Lauded by Business Facilities Magazine

by Sean Beherec 4/13/2015 12:00 am

The Innovation Hub, located at Broadway and Poplar Streets in North Little Rock, offers several programs to cultivate skills development and entrepreneurship. The hub also hosts events and promotes educational initiatives.

Craighead County Sees Sales Tax Collections Rise

by Mark Friedman 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Craighead County reported a 10.75 percent increase on its 1 percent sales tax receipts during the first three months of 2015 compared with the same period last year.

Census Says Arkansans Keen on Marriage

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Seventeen percent of adults in the United States have been married two or more times, according to a March report from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey. Of all U.S. residents age 15 and older, 13 percent have been married twice and 4 percent have walked down the aisle three or more times.

Poultry Federation President Marvin Childers Ready To Play Chicken with Cuba

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Marvin Childers oversees the Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri operations for the Poultry Federation, where he promotes and protects the poultry and egg industry.

Poultry Flock Health Tied to Biosecurity

by Sean Beherec 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Preventing the spread of the disease sometimes comes down to the basics of biosecurity, the concept of ensuring the safety and well-being of a flock by curbing the disease's introduction in the first place.

Leslie Rutledge Announces Recipients of $21.5M Settlement with S&P

by Associated Press 4/10/2015 12:59 pm

The Arkansas attorney general says the $21.5 million settlement from Standard & Poor's Financial Services will be spent largely on public safety expenses.

Governor: No Urgent Need for Anti-Discrimination Order

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/9/2015 11:41 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he doesn't see an urgent need for an executive order extending anti-discrimination workplace protections to gay and lesbian state employees after lawmakers approved a reworked religious objections bill.

Asa Hutchinson Signs Bill Allowing Ten Commandments Display Near Capitol

by Associated Press 4/9/2015 07:04 am

Arkansas' governor has approved legislation that will allow a monument to the Ten Commandments to be constructed near the state Capitol.

Search

Latest Arkansas Business Poll

Is the new religious objections law a good compromise?