Government & Politics Archive

Wind Power Still Benefits Arkansas (Feedback)

by Steve Patterson 8/17/2015 12:00 am

While the state's unlucky timing in launching its bid to become a wind component manufacturing hub hurt the prospects of large component manufacturers like Nordex and Mitsubishi, the growth of the wind power sector nationwide continues to benefit the Arkansas economy.

Matt Crafton Urges Long-Term Highway Fix

by Marty Cook 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Matt Crafton said he's not just thinking about the benefit to his business when he calls for the U.S. Congress to find a long-term solution to the Highway Trust Fund.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson Says Arkansas Will Cancel Medicaid Contract with Planned Parenthood

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/14/2015 04:00 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's ending Arkansas' Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood, despite federal health officials warning other states that such a move could violate the law.

Hutchinson Looking at Planned Parenthood Defunding

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/14/2015 02:40 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is looking into whether Arkansas can end its Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood, a move that federal health officials have told other states could violate the law.

Chief Justice Jim Hannah Resigning from State Supreme Court

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/13/2015 12:27 pm

Jim Hannah says he's stepping down as Arkansas' chief justice at the end of the month because of a "significant" health issue.

ARA Scholars Program Introduces Newest Researchers

by Mark Carter 8/13/2015 11:03 am

University of Arkansas researchers Jie Xiao and Morten Olgaard Jensen were announced as the latest additions to the Arkansas Research Alliance Scholars program.

Arkansas Buys Lethal Injection Drug, Aims to End Execution Hiatus

by Steve Barnes, Reuters 8/13/2015 07:32 am

Arkansas has bought drugs it plans to use for lethal injections, officials said on Wednesday, as it looks to end a decade-long hiatus on executions that is the longest of any Southern U.S. state.

Chelsea Clinton to Deliver 1,000th Talk at Clinton School

by Associated Press 8/13/2015 06:59 am

The Clinton School of Public Service says Chelsea Clinton will deliver the 1,000th talk in the campus' lecture series.

Asa Hutchinson: Look at Revising, Renaming Common Core

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/13/2015 06:57 am

The Arkansas Board of Education should look at renaming Common Core as it reviews the education standards that have been criticized by some conservatives, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday.

Bob Ballinger to Chair Ted Cruz's Arkansas Campaign

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/12/2015 01:36 pm

Ted Cruz is enlisting the help of the legislator behind Arkansas' religious objections law as the Texas senator tries to build support for his White House bid in rival Mike Huckabee's home state.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission, Court Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2015 09:18 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments.

Appeals Court Formally Upholds Arkansas Gay Marriage Ruling

by Associated Press 8/12/2015 06:59 am

A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling striking down Arkansas' gay marriage ban, finding that the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage didn't render the state case moot.

Arkansas Cities Get Smart with Technology

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 8/12/2015 06:58 am

The mayor of a northwest Arkansas city wants the local water utility to be able to tell residents if their toilet is broken or if a pipe bursts without a utility employee ever having to set foot on their property.

Asa Hutchinson: More Than 1,300 Signed Up for Online Coding Classes

by Mark Carter 8/11/2015 02:57 pm

More than 1,300 Arkansas high-school students signed up over the summer for online computer coding education, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday.

Conner Eldridge Stepping Down As US Attorney

by Gwen Moritz 8/11/2015 11:24 am

Conner Eldridge, rumored as a potential Democratic challenger for U.S. Sen. John Boozman in 2016, announced Tuesday that he will resign as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas on Aug. 21.

Tom Cotton Visiting Countries in East Asia

by Associated Press 8/11/2015 06:53 am

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton is on a weeklong trip to east Asia to meet with senior government officials and service members, including troops from Arkansas.

Faulkner County Sheriff Andy Shock Appointed to Arkansas Parole Board

by Associated Press 8/11/2015 06:52 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Faulkner County Sheriff Andy Shock to the Arkansas State Parole Board.

Arkansas Ending Program Providing Home Health Care to 13K

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/11/2015 06:50 am

Arkansas health officials announced Monday that the state is ending a home health care program that serves thousands of people, a move that could leave 2,300 workers and contractors seeking new jobs.

Arkansas, 12 Other States Want Judge to Block EPA Water Rule

by Associated Press 8/10/2015 01:36 pm

Thirteen states led by North Dakota are asking a federal judge in Bismarck to block a new rule that gives federal authorities jurisdiction over some state waters.

Conner Eldridge Suggested as Potential Challenger to Boozman in '16

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

If you were thinking Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman might go unchallenged by a Democrat in 2016, think again. The calls that Ross Whipple of Arkadelphia has been making lead us to believe that his son-in-law, W. Conner Eldridge Jr., has moved past the thinking stage and will soon announce his candidacy.