Government & Politics Archive

SEC Commisssioner to Speak at Little Rock Chamber's Annual Meeting

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/22/2017 11:21 am

The Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its 152nd Annual Meeting from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Statehouse Convention Center's Wally Allen Ballroom.

Applications for US Unemployment Benefits Drop 13,000

by Associated Press 11/22/2017 09:10 am

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell for the first time in three weeks, pushing total applications down to a low 239,000, further evidence of the strength of the labor market.

A-State Convention Center Project Offered Tax Rebate

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 11/21/2017 10:29 am

The Jonesboro Advertising & Promotion Commission voted Friday to support the long-awaited $60 million Arkansas State University Hotel & Convention Center project.

Bill Clinton to Hold Little Rock Event With Liberian Leader

by Associated Press 11/21/2017 09:22 am

Former President Bill Clinton is returning to Arkansas next month for an event featuring Africa's first democratically elected female president.

The Best Way to Spend $4 Million? (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/20/2017 12:00 am

We're not convinced $4 million awarded for a no-bid contract to an Indiana company was the best use of our taxpayer dollars.

Higher Waters Open Gates to Higher Flood Insurance Premiums

by Marty Cook 11/20/2017 12:00 am

For many Arkansans, the path to flood insurance goes through FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program–¬†and participation in the NFIP is dropping.

With Health Care, Allen Kerr Seeks Freedom from Fed

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen W. Kerr has over three decades of experience in insurance and financial services.

City of Jonesboro Hires Two (NEA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Bill Reznicek has been hired as chief financial officer for the city of Jonesboro, where Tiffny Calloway has been hired as grants administrator.

Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull Hire Christoph Keller (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Christoph Keller has joined the Little Rock office of Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull PLLC as an associate attorney with a primary practice in litigation.

Judge Bobby McCallister to Resign Dec. 15

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2017 01:33 pm

Saline County Circuit Judge Bobby McCallister on Friday agreed to resign Dec. 15 following disciplinary charges linked to four felony counts related to tax evasion.

Monsanto Asks Arkansas Judge to Halt Herbicide Ban

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/17/2017 10:00 am

Monsanto asked an Arkansas judge to halt the state's plan to ban an herbicide that's drawn complaints from farmers across several states.

Arkansas Unemployment Increases to 3.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2017 09:55 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in October rose to 3.6 percent from 3.5 percent in September, but it was still lower than the 4 percent reported for October 2016.

Arkansas Lawmaker Greg Standridge Dies After Cancer Battle

by Associated Press 11/17/2017 07:45 am

An Arkansas state senator has died at the age of 50 after battling cancer.

Money for Arkansas River Bridge Is Fort Smith's Missing Link

by Marty Cook 11/13/2017 12:00 am

A key component of the massive I-49 project in western Arkansas is a 13.7-mile stretch near Fort Smith that includes a bridge over the Arkansas River.

Troubled Midtown Bryant Project Positioned for a Restart

by George Waldon 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Midtown Bryant is close to achieving escape velocity from years of financial and legal entanglements that have hindered progress on the visionary real estate project.

CJRW Drops Gary Heathcott From Scholarship Lottery Work

by Kyle Massey 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock marketing agency CJRW has removed Gary Heathcott from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery account, the agency says, less than three years after acquiring his services and his list of clients in a much-ballyhooed deal.

Mayor Sandy Sanders on Why Fort Smith's Strength Not in Short Supply

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Sandy Sanders was elected mayor of Fort Smith in 2010 after serving as executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority for six years.

Grant Gordy Added to First Community Bank Branch in Little Rock (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Grant Gordy of Conway has been hired as vice president of treasury management for the new Little Rock branch of First Community Bank of Batesville.

Joseph Kraska Moves to Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Joseph Kraska has joined the Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus law firm in Little Rock as an associate attorney.

Get Tickets for the Arkansas Waterfowler Hall of Fame Ceremony

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/8/2017 10:02 am

Tickets are available for the second annual Arkansas Waterfowler Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which takes place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at Robinson Center in Little Rock.