Government & Politics Archive

US House Approves Helena-West Helena Federal Building Name

by Associated Press 9/24/2015 02:49 pm

A proposal to name the federal building in Helena-West Helena after Judge Jacob Trieber has passed the U.S. House and now goes to the president for final approval.

Hutchinson Asks Panel to Put Exchange Plans on Hold

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/24/2015 12:02 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is asking a panel to put the state's plans to establish its own insurance exchange on hold as lawmakers look at the future of the state's Medicaid expansion.

Delta Regional Authority: $108M Going to Arkansas Projects

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/23/2015 02:16 pm

A federal agency says it's spending $1.3 million on nine projects in Arkansas, part of $108 million in public and private investments it says will help the struggling Mississippi Delta region.

Leslie Rutledge to Ask US Supreme Court to Consider Abortion Law

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 9/23/2015 01:25 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says she'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on the constitutionality of an Arkansas law banning most abortions 12 weeks into a woman's pregnancy.

UCA, AEDC Collaborating on Assistance Program for Arkansas Mayors

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 12:14 pm

Technical Assistance Program for Arkansas Mayors will provide education and training to mayors, particularly in rural areas and the Delta region.

New Apprenticeship Program to Focus on Advanced IT Skills

by Alexis Hosticka 9/23/2015 08:57 am

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, in partnership with the Arkansas Apprenticeship Coalition, has launched what it says is the state's first IT apprenticeship program.

State Report: Half of Workplace Fatalities Transportation Related

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 08:47 am

About half the workplace fatalities that occur in Arkansas are transportation related, according to a report released this week by the Arkansas Department of Labor.

Ethics Panel Allows Dennis Milligan to Fix Campaign Complaints

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 9/23/2015 07:03 am

The Arkansas Ethics Commission has removed eight of the 13 allegations from its investigation of Arkansas Treasurer Dennis Milligan after he filed more than a dozen revised campaign finance reports.

Little Rock Officials Weigh Renaming Confederate Boulevard

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 9/23/2015 07:01 am

While only a short stretch of Confederate Boulevard remains, to some it is a glaring reminder of Little Rock's checkered racial past.

Indian Company Doesn't Want Drug Used for Executions in Arkansas

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 9/22/2015 02:07 pm

An India-based company that appears to have made one of the execution drugs Arkansas purchased says it doesn't want its product used in the state's plans to execute eight inmates.

Why Europe Isn't Creating Any Googles or Facebooks

by Associated Press 9/22/2015 11:46 am

As technology upends industries and lifestyles at breakneck pace, the Old Continent is not producing any of the online giants like Google, eBay or Facebook.

Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2015 08:56 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the appointments the state boards and commissions.

Arkansas Gets $2.3M Grant for Disaster Relief in 28 Counties

by Associated Press 9/22/2015 06:54 am

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Arkansas a grant of up to $2.3 million to create temporary jobs for cleanup and recovery in areas affected by floods and storms earlier this year.

Charlie Collins Launches 'Draft Cotton' for President Site

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/22/2015 06:52 am

Arkansas already has a former first lady and ex-governor in the White House race, but a state legislator who thinks there's room for another homegrown candidate is urging Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton to run.

Hillary Clinton Says She Won't Let GOP 'Tear Up' Health Care Law

by Associated Press 9/22/2015 06:48 am

During a swing through Arkansas and Louisiana, Hillary Rodham Clinton hailed President Barack Obama's health care law for reducing the rate of uninsured Americans and vowed to defend it against Republican opposition if she wins the White House.

ASU Gets Approval to Move Forward with Renovation for Osteopathic School

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2015 04:14 pm

Arkansas State University received state approval Monday to proceed with renovations to Wilson Hall on its Jonesboro campus for a osteopathic medical school.

State Group to Promote Military Bases for Economic Development

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2015 03:35 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday announced the formation of the Governor's Military Affairs Committee, which is charged with supporting and promoting the state's military installations for use in economic development projects.

Conner Eldridge Puts New Face on Old Democrat Strategy (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/21/2015 07:06 am

A Senate challenger who has never run for public office before, Conner Eldridge hopes to offer a fresh face for Democrats in Arkansas after an election where some of the party's biggest names were swept up in a Republican tide.

Hillary Clinton to Propose New Prescription Drug Proposal This Week

by Associated Press 9/21/2015 07:01 am

Hillary Rodham Clinton says she'll soon roll out a proposal for controlling the cost of prescription drugs, a key fix to President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

Arkansas Business Presents 2015's 'New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

This is the seventh year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.