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Jessica Middleton-Kurylo Named Development Director at Oleen Pinnacle

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2015 12:00 am

As director of corporate development and a general counsel member at Oleen Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting in Little Rock, Middleton-Kurylo will aid in both corporate development and emerging state health care laws. Operational since 1988, OPHC provides business and information technology services to the health care industry, including core claims and administration systems, IT staffing and management software

Startup Junkie's Jeff Amerine on Using Entrepreneurship to Innovate Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Jeff Amerine recently left his position as director of Technology Ventures at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville to devote himself full time to Startup Junkie Consulting, the firm he began in 2008.

Arkansas Reaction to Supreme Court Ruling on Gay Marriage

by Associated Press 6/26/2015 02:32 pm

Reaction from Arkansas officials to Friday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.

Jason Rapert Supports Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriage

by Associated Press 6/26/2015 01:39 pm

A Republican legislator says he believes Arkansas and other states should push for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution banning gay marriage after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage.

Update: Leslie Rutledge Says State Will Follow Ruling

by Associated Press 6/26/2015 11:57 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says county clerks must follow the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to allow same-sex marriage, and officials in Pulaski and Carroll counties welcomed the news.

Twitter Reactions of Interest to SCOTUS Ruling

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/26/2015 10:21 am

Friday's 5-4 Supreme Court ruling that extends same-sex marriage to the entire country is "blowing up" Twitter, as expected.

Supreme Court Extends Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

by Associated Press 6/26/2015 09:41 am

The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. Gay and lesbian couples already could marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court's 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage.

US Chamber Official: Modest Gas Tax Hike Best Way to Fund Highways

by Mark Carter 6/25/2015 03:36 pm

The best way to keep the U.S. Highway Trust Fund solvent is to raise the federal user fee that funds it, said Janet Kavinoky, director of transportation and infrastructure for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in Little Rock.

Hutchinson Urges Caution on State Exchange After Ruling

by Associated Press 6/25/2015 01:32 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is urging caution on the state's move toward setting up its own insurance exchange after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide subsidies offered under the federal health overhaul.

State Police Investigating Faulkner County Financial Filings

by Associated Press 6/25/2015 01:30 pm

Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland sought a review by state police, citing irregularities with filings of financial interest statements by county elected officials. The documents provide limited information on sources of income and holdings in the previous year for officials and their spouses.

Jason Rapert: Arkansas Needs a New Look at Levees

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/24/2015 03:28 pm

Changes to Arkansas' levee system after recent flooding in the state should be on the agenda if the Legislature is called back into session to take up the future of its health insurance marketplace, a key lawmaker said Wednesday.

5 Arkansas Airports to Share $1.8M Federal Grant

by Associated Press 6/24/2015 02:30 pm

Members of the Arkansas congressional delegation say five airports in the state will share $1.8 million in federal grants for airport upgrades and improvements.

Hutchinson Says Europe Trip Helped State Compete Globally

by Associated Press 6/24/2015 07:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says overseas trips like his recent economic development mission to France and Europe give Arkansas a chance to compete globally for jobs and companies.

New Little Rock Superintendent Baker Kurrus Talks Plans for District

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 6/24/2015 06:57 am

The lawyer hired to lead the school district now controlled by the state says he's cut about $12.5 million from the budget and made other changes since taking over two months ago.

Hutchinson Open to Bidding for New Education Test Provider

by Associated Press 6/23/2015 04:58 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's open to Arkansas considering multiple proposals from standardized testing companies.

Retailers Feel Pressure on Confederate Flag Merchandise

by Associated Press 6/23/2015 02:46 pm

Companies that sell Confederate flags, like Arkansas' FlagandBanner.com, say that sales have already begun to surge and they have no plans to stop producing them.

Asa Hutchinson Tells Education Department to Drop PARCC

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/23/2015 06:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson tells education officials to drop Arkansas' involvement in a standardized test linked to the controversial Common Core standards.

Aerojet Rocketdyne to Expand Plant in Calhoun County, Add 85 Workers

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 03:02 pm

Aerojet Rocketdyne says it will expand its operation in the Highland Industrial Park in East Camden, adding 85 jobs to bring total employment there to more than 630.

Donald Trump Set for Arkansas GOP Fundraiser

by Associated Press 6/22/2015 01:50 pm

Businessman and reality television star Donald Trump will travel to Hot Springs next month as a keynote speaker for the Republican Party of Arkansas.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Announces Inaugural Inductees

by Alexis Hosticka 6/22/2015 11:38 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Monday announced its inaugural 11 inductees, including four historic figures and one organization.

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