Government & Politics Archive

Metroplan to Launch Speaker Series Next Week

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/11/2017 10:43 am

Metroplan is is introducing a new "Better Communities Lecture Series" at 6:30 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Jeffrey Hawkins Conference Room at 501 W. Markham St. in Little Rock.

Leaders Form Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2017 02:57 pm

Leaders in the health care, agricultural and legal sectors have formed the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association.

Arkansas Rice Federation Names Lauren Waldrip Ward Executive Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2017 09:34 am

The Arkansas Rice Federation Board on Wednesday announced that Lauren Waldrip Ward has been selected as its new executive director.

Texarkana Officials Expect Union Tank Car to Create 150-200 Jobs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/8/2017 11:34 am

Texarkana, Arkansas officials will tour the new Union Tank Car Co. facility, which will bring about 100 jobs to the city.

Texarkana Issues $250M In Bonds for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/8/2017 10:47 am

The Texarkana, Arkansas Board of Directors authorizes up to $250 million in industrial development revenue bonds for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Privatizing Air Traffic Control Could Delay NextGen System (Letter to the Editor)

by Stacey Morris 8/7/2017 07:00 am

The potential implications of privatizing our air traffic control system on small communities and rural parts of the country.

Ecclesia College Woes Multiply Under Federal Investigation

by George Waldon 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Ecclesia, the private Christian college in Springdale, is facing yet another federal investigation, this one by the U.S. Department of Education.

Take Another Run at It (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/7/2017 12:00 am

There certainly was never a plan that would do what Candidate Trump promised, which was better health care for everyone at a fraction of the cost.

Fighting For Information (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Fort Smith lawyer Joey McCutchen is doing right in his fight for open government.

Slicing the Pie (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Consumption of goods and services is dramatically changing. The traditional retailing business model is experiencing downward pressure on foot traffic, browsing and sales. The browsing is happening online as online sales increase. But is that the whole mosaic?

Workforce Development: A Way to Help America (J. Bruce Cross Commentary)

by J. Bruce Cross 8/7/2017 12:00 am

In the nation, including in Arkansas, the need for a skilled workforce is already here and is growing exponentially as baby boomers begin to leave the workplace.

US Gains 209K Jobs, Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.3 Percent

by Associated Press 8/4/2017 07:39 am

U.S. employers added 209,000 jobs in July, a second straight month of robust gains that underscore the economy's vitality as it enters a ninth year of expansion.

DentaQuest Drops Lawsuit Against State, Armstrong

by Kyle Massey 8/2/2017 04:23 pm

DentaQuest of Boston, the bidder who sued the state of Arkansas and its procurement director, Edward Armstrong, after being disqualified for a $366 million state Medicaid dental services contract, has dropped its lawsuit.

Donald Trump Joins Tom Cotton on Immigration Change

by Associated Press 8/2/2017 11:24 am

President Donald Trump says proposed legislation to limit legal immigration would be the most significant change to the system in half a century.

French Hill Outlines Tax Reform Priorities

by Lance Turner 8/2/2017 10:23 am

U.S. Rep. French Hill expects Congress to reconvene in September with a "unified approach" to tax reform crafted by the Trump administration and congressional tax leaders.

Inman Says She'll Run Again for Arkansas Secretary of State

by Associated Press 8/2/2017 07:04 am

Susan Inman is again seeking the Democratic nomination for Arkansas secretary of state, currently held by Republican Mark Martin.

Arkansas Officials Not Ready to OK Higher Speeds on Highways

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 8/2/2017 07:01 am

While a new Arkansas law that took effect Tuesday authorizes speeds of up to 75 mph on some major highways, state highway officials said, "Not so fast."

US Should Do More, Not Less, to Push Exports to Cuba (Randy Veach Commentary)

by Randy Veach 8/1/2017 11:09 am

The Arkansas Farm Bureau believes a move to roll back relations with Cuba is a step in the wrong direction. "There is no better diplomacy than making food available to another country," Randy Veach writes.

Virginia Company Buys Arkansas Automatic Sprinklers of Cabot

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2017 09:24 am

VSC Fire & Security Inc. of Ashland, Virginia, acquires Arkansas Automatic Sprinklers/United Fire Suppression of Cabot.

Democrat Gwendolynn Combs Seeks 2nd District US House Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/1/2017 07:15 am

An educator and activist announced Monday she's running for a U.S. House seat in central Arkansas, becoming the second Democrat to launch a bid to unseat the district's incumbent Republican congressman.