Government & Politics Archive

Cancer-Fighting Tech, Livestock Tracker Win Big at Governor's Cup

by Sarah Campbell 4/11/2017 01:27 pm

Teams from the University of Arkansas, John Brown University, Arkansas State University and Harding University won big at the 17th Annual Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup competition.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2017 09:40 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday the following appointments to state boards and commissions.

Asa Hutchinson Among Speakers at 2nd Conference on Delta's Future

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 11:33 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be the featured luncheon speaker at a conference on the future of the Arkansas Delta on May 19 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

Arkansas Session Ends, But Unresolved Issues Remain (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/10/2017 07:08 am

The list of unfinished work remaining for the state Legislature in the coming months could be just as long as its list of accomplishments.

Filling A Void in Education (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Since my mother showed me how a mortgage amortization worked when I was in junior high, I'm surprised that even a high school student wouldn't know what interest is. Act 480 requires schools to introduce students to basic consumer finance, debt and credit management, and the need is obvious.

Feds Ask To Sell One Bank & Trust

by George Waldon 4/10/2017 12:00 am

A change of ownership is in motion for Little Rock's One Bank & Trust. The U.S. government has asked for a court-ordered stock sale of controlling interest in the $305 million-asset bank.

Arkansas Loosens Limits, Expands Crowdfunding Options

by Marty Cook 4/10/2017 12:00 am

More Arkansas investors will soon have more options for putting their money to work.

Supreme Court Justices' Data Offers a Peek Beyond Pay

by Mark Friedman 4/10/2017 12:00 am

The seven justices who sit on the Arkansas Supreme Court have a wide range of business investments, from property to tower rent for a radio station.

Mindy Pipkin Moves Into UCA Slot (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Mindy Pipkin has been hired as the new associate general counsel and compliance officer for the University of Central Arkansas at Conway.

Aristotle Exec on Broadband Mission to Washington

by Kyle Massey 4/7/2017 02:12 pm

Elizabeth Bowles will be on a mission April 21 when she flies to Washington, D.C., as a newly minted member of the federal Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee. She's demanding technological equality for rural people.

Gov. Hutchinson Vetoes Mass Picketing Bill

by Associated Press 4/7/2017 09:42 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has vetoed a bill that would have criminalized mass picketing, saying it would restrict free speech.

Arkansas Revenue Falls Below Expectations for March

by Associated Press 4/4/2017 10:45 am

Arkansas finance officials say a change in corporate tax filing due dates resulted in the state's revenue in March falling just more than $50 million below expectations.

Arkansas House Rejects Attempt to Impose Online Sales Taxes

by Kelly P. Kissel and Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press 4/3/2017 04:41 pm

Arkansas legislators wrapped up the bulk of their work for the 2017 regular session Monday, approving a $5.5 billion budget and establishing a rainy day fund for future fiscal emergencies.

Analysis: Uncertainty Helps Arkansas Medicaid Plan Pass

by Andrew DeMillo, Associated Press 4/3/2017 09:04 am

One of the biggest accomplishments of the Arkansas legislative session that's wrapping up this week is what didn't happen. For the first time since the program was created four years ago, there was little to no drama over the future of the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion.

Shifting Labor Rules Keep Arkansas Attorneys Busy

by Mark Friedman 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas labor and employment attorneys are keeping an eye on challenges to the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rules as well as a bill that would amend the Minimum Wage Act in Arkansas.

Help Wanted: Cotton Immigration Measure Can Be Improved, Zook Says

by Gwen Moritz 4/3/2017 12:00 am

While Randy Zook, CEO of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas, applauds the RAISE bill's reform of the family reunification preference, he does not believe the proposal actually meets the needs of the economy.

Arkansas Industry Leaders Say Temporary Workers in Short Supply

by Gwen Moritz 4/3/2017 12:00 am

The RAISE Act that U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton introduced in February would slash permanent legal immigration, but it doesn't address at all the immigration issue that may be most pressing back home in Arkansas: temporary workers.

Experts Predict Breakout Companies in Arkansas Will Be Digital

by Marty Cook 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Ask experts around the state to name the next Arkansas company to break out financially, and you're liable to get a nonanswer, but the experts do predict one thing: The next Big Thing in Arkansas will come in the digital field.

Back Local Business (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/3/2017 12:00 am

The struggle over requiring out-of-state companies to collect sales taxes on online purchases by Arkansans is a prime example of making the perfect the enemy of the good.

American College of Trial Lawyers Recognizes Steve Quattlebaum (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Steven Quattlebaum has been inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

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