Government & Politics Archive

Jesus and Trump (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/17/2016 12:00 am

In 2016, the Republican nominee for president is Donald Trump, and many social and political scientists will make careers out of figuring out whether that happened because of or in spite of the GOP's alignment with conservative Christianity.

Legislature, Here's Your Chance (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Last week, in disqualifying from the November ballot a proposed amendment to the Arkansas Constitution, the state Supreme Court gave the state Legislature a golden opportunity to do something right.

Private Solar's Future in Arkansas Hinges on PSC Review

by Kyle Massey 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Decisions by the Arkansas Public Service Commission could promote solar generation at homes and businesses or even cripple it, advocates say, but the most critical rulings may not come for more than a year.

Pulaski County Wants To Catch Rays, Not Solar Catch-22

by Kyle Massey 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Pulaski County's lawyers see solar energy as an enticing way for businesses and county government itself to cut their electric bills, but they've encountered a kind of legal sunblock.

Road Safety Goals Hit A Bump in Arkansas

by Marty Cook 10/17/2016 12:00 am

In 2013, Arkansas released its Strategic Highway Safety Plan, which explained how the state wanted to lower road fatalities to 400 or fewer by the year 2017. While Arkansas has shown improvement, it appears unlikely such an ambitious goal will be realized.

Allow Counties to Innovate (Barry Hyde Commentary)

by Barry Hyde 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Pulaski County is taking three approaches to promote innovative energy conservation and aid the development of markets for energy and water conservation and renewable resource-distributed generation for our citizens.

A Power Line to Nowhere (Julie Morton Commentary)

by Julie Morton 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Clean Line Partners has consistently exaggerated the benefits of its Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project to Arkansas.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2016 02:32 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces appointments to boards, commissions and more.

Asa Hutchinson Weighs In On Trump Comments

by Lance Turner 10/13/2016 03:08 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson held a news conference today ahead of a six-day trip to China, but much of it was taken up questions about GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Asa Hutchinson to Promote Rice, Poultry on China Trip

by Lance Turner 10/13/2016 11:54 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will travel to China to meet with existing and prospective business contacts and with government officials about opening the country to Arkansas rice and poultry.

Court: Arkansas Voters Can Decide Medical Marijuana Plan

by Associated Press 10/13/2016 09:51 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court says voters can consider a medical marijuana proposal on the November ballot.

Arkansas Justices Say Voters Won't Consider Liability Limits

by Associated Press 10/13/2016 09:38 am

Arkansas' Supreme Court says voters cannot consider whether to impose award limits in medical liability cases because the language to be placed on the ballot doesn't fully describe what the proposal would do.

State Supreme Court Strikes Casino Measure From Ballot

by Associated Press 10/13/2016 09:36 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday disqualified a proposal to legalize casinos in three counties from the November ballot, ordering officials to not count any votes cast for the measure in the election.

Arkansas Casino Supporters, Opponents Air $2M in TV Ads

by Associated Press 10/13/2016 07:19 am

Supporters and opponents of an effort to legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties have spent more than $2 million to air television ads on the issue ahead of the November election.

Arkansas Panel Eyes Potential Sites for Monuments

by Associated Press 10/12/2016 04:39 pm

A subcommittee is looking at two potential sites for monuments to the Ten Commandments and Satan that have been proposed near the Arkansas Capitol, but is asking supporters of the statues to provide more information about the projects and their installation.

Arkansas Senate Hopefuls Spar Over Trump, Clinton Comments

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/12/2016 02:55 pm

Democratic Senate hopeful Conner Eldridge is criticizing Republican Sen. John Boozman for supporting Donald Trump following Trump's lewd comments in 2005 about grabbing women and says voters shouldn't give the GOP presidential nominee access to the nation's nuclear codes.

Report: Arkansas Consumer Sentiment at Highest in 2 Years

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2016 09:21 am

As the nation's economy expanded this summer, Arkansans reported feeling more confident than at any time in the past two years, an Arvest report says.

John Boozman Raises More Than $569,000 for Senate Re-Election Bid

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/12/2016 06:49 am

Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman raised more than $569,000 over the last three months as he heads into the final weeks of his re-election bid in Arkansas, his campaign tells The Associated Press.

Arkansas Casino Backers Project $122M Tax Revenue Boost

by Associated Press 10/11/2016 03:50 pm

Supporters of a plan to legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties are projecting the move would create an additional $122 million in tax revenue each year and thousands of new jobs, but opponents of the ballot measure are rejecting the study as "propaganda."

Former Arkansas Gov. David Pryor Suffers Stroke

by Associated Press 10/11/2016 10:31 am

Family members say former Arkansas governor and U.S. Sen. David Pryor, 82, is recovering in a hospital after suffering a stroke.