Government & Politics Archive

Thoughts, Prayers — And Research (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Last week, the American Medical Association called gun violence “a public health crisis” and declared it would lobby Congress to repeal legislation prohibiting the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention from researching the issue.

Political Strategist Clint Reed on What Voters Will See in Election '16

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Clint Reed joined Impact Management as a partner and was an Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 honoree in 2009. He was hired in 2015 as Iowa campaign director for Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential bid.

CJRW, Team SI Officially Win AEDC Ad and PR Contracts

by Kyle Massey 6/17/2016 12:15 pm

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission received final approval Friday morning to award advertising, marketing and public relations contracts worth up to $2.4 million to CJRW and Team SI.

Religious Objection Opt-Out for Arkansas Counselors Stalls

by Associated Press 6/17/2016 11:27 am

A rule that would allow Arkansas counselors to refer patients to another provider over religious objections has been sent back to a subcommittee.

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to 3.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/17/2016 09:28 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate shows the state at 3.8 percent for May 2016, a decrease of 1.6 percent since May 2015.

John Boozman, Conner Eldridge Spar on Gun Control Measures

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/17/2016 07:31 am

U.S. Senate hopeful Conner Eldridge backs efforts to prevent suspected terrorists from purchasing guns as Sen. John Boozman's campaign accused his challenger of politicizing the shooting in Orlando.

Arkansas Senate Rivals Spar on Gun Control Measures

by Andrew DeMillo, Associated Press 6/17/2016 06:23 am

U.S. Senate hopeful Conner Eldridge on Thursday backed efforts to prevent suspected terrorists from purchasing guns as Republican Sen. John Boozman's campaign accused the Democratic challenger of politicizing the mass shooting in Orlando.

National Group Opposes Religious Opt-Out for Counselors

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/16/2016 12:20 pm

The American Counseling Association says it's opposed to an effort in Arkansas to allow counselors to refer clients to another provider if they have a religious objection to treating them.

Lockheed Martin Gets $331.8M Contract for Work in Camden, Dallas

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/16/2016 11:09 am

Lockheed Martin received a $331.8 million contract from the U.S. Army for Lot 11 production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets, the company announced Wednesday. Work will be performed at the Lockheed Martin facilities in Camden and Dallas.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Announces Second Class

by Alexis Hosticka 6/16/2016 09:45 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Thursday announced nine inductees to its second class, which includes two posthumous honorees and one organization.

Hutchinson Says He Told Trump to Expect Disagreements

by Associated Press 6/15/2016 04:09 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he told Donald Trump he'll speak out at times when he disagrees with the presumptive Republican nominee, but that doesn't mean he's backing away from the GOP hopeful.

Arkansas Spending $400K for Computer Science Program

by Associated Press 6/15/2016 03:16 pm

Arkansas is spending $400,000 to offer an online program to middle school students around the state aimed at raising interest in computer science and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers.

Religious Objection Opt-Out for Arkansas Counselors Advances

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/15/2016 07:00 am

A rule allowing counselors in Arkansas to refer patients to another provider over religious objections to treating them won initial approval Tuesday, sparking criticism.

SPONSORED: 4 Reasons Why Big River Steel Chose Arkansas

by 6/15/2016 12:00 am

An interview with Mark Bula, CCO of Big River Steel, who shares the essential reasons Big River Steel came to Arkansas.

Asa Hutchinson Calls Meeting With Trump 'Helpful'

by Associated Press 6/14/2016 04:57 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says it was "helpful" to meet privately with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and other GOP governors.

Court Upholds Net Neutrality Rules on Equal Internet Access

by Associated Press 6/14/2016 10:30 am

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the government's "net neutrality" rules that require internet providers to treat all web traffic equally.

Hutchinson Among Governors Set to Meet With Trump

by Associated Press 6/14/2016 10:27 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is among a group of Republican governors who are planning to meet with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

CJRW, Team SI Named Successful Bidders for AEDC Ad Contracts

by Kyle Massey 6/13/2016 03:25 pm

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission has named Little Rock advertising agencies CJRW and Team SI as "successful bidders" for contracts worth up to $2.4 million a year.

Asa Hutchinson's Deputy Resigning To Go to Private Sector

by Associated Press 6/13/2016 01:13 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's deputy chief of staff has announced he is leaving his post a little more than a month after the governor's chief of staff resigned to work in the private sector.

US Supreme Court Rejects States' Request to Block Mercury Rule

by Associated Press 6/13/2016 11:06 am

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from 20 states seeking to block a federal rule targeting mercury pollution from taking effect while the government revises the rule to account for compliance costs.