Government & Politics Archive

Arkansas Prepares to Conclude Aggressive Execution Schedule

by Kelly P. Kissel and Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/27/2017 07:05 am

Arkansas will reach the end of an aggressive execution schedule Thursday as it prepares for a fourth lethal injection in a week after initially planning twice as many over an 11-day period.

SPONSORED: Six Steps to Simplify the Tax Code

by 4/27/2017 07:00 am

Sound social policies could help the small business owner without completely overhauling the income tax system.

Little Rock Prosecutors Indict 8 More Floridians in IRS Scam

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/26/2017 04:47 pm

The eight, seven of whom were arrested Tuesday, join two other already accused of running a nationwide scheme to steal $8.8 million from more than 7,000 taxpayers by impersonating IRS agents.

Trump Proposes Tax Cuts for Companies Big and Small

by Associated Press 4/26/2017 02:18 pm

President Donald Trump proposes dramatic cuts in corporate and personal taxes in an overhaul his administration says will spur national economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to the middle class.

Study Says 5 Bases Yield $4.5B in Gross State Product

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/26/2017 11:15 am

A study by the Governor's Military Affairs Committee found that the state's five military installations generate $4.5 billion in gross state product.

CareLink CEO: Demand for Services Will Continue

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/26/2017 10:09 am

If you aren't already caring for an elderly relative, you probably will be in the near future, with 10,000 people turning 65 every day for the next 15 years, CareLink President and CEO Luke Mattingly said.

Andrea Lea to Seek Re-Election

by Associated Press 4/25/2017 03:22 pm

Arkansas' state auditor, Andrea Lea, says she will run for re-election in 2018.

Arkansas Conducts Nation's 1st Double Execution Since 2000

by Andrew DeMillo and Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 4/25/2017 07:41 am

After going nearly 12 years without executing an inmate, Arkansas now has executed three in a few days — including two in one night.

Chris Weiser Named to National Manufacturing Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 11:19 am

Chris Weiser, owner and CEO of J.V. Manufacturing in Springdale, is the first Arkansan to be appointed to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board.

Wal-Mart, Other Retailers Bet on Congress to Thwart Trump Border Tax

by Nandita Bose, Reuters 4/24/2017 07:02 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other retailers are shelving considerations to move supply bases closer to the United States in the face of a possible border tax, banking instead on killing support for the tax idea in Congress.

Arkansas Prepares for 1st Double Execution in US Since 2000

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/24/2017 06:57 am

Two condemned Arkansas killers who admit they're guilty but fear their poor health could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections set for Monday might become the first inmates put to death in a double execution in the U.S. in more than 16 years.

Higher Education Bubble Vexing for Arkansas Institutions

by Gwen Moritz 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Runaway inflation in the health care sector is obvious to every American family, but when a kid heads to college, this fact hits home: The consumer cost of higher education has inflated even faster over the past quarter-century.

The Student Debt Bubble (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Pay attention, all. This tidal wave of unsecured debt could swamp the country's still less-than-robust recovery.

State to Hear Final Presentations from Potential Parks & Tourism Promoters

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Presentations to be made by the three final advertising firms vying for the state's parks and tourism account, which used to be open to the public, will be closed this time.

Georgia Pacific, UAM-CTC Team Up to Train Workers for 21st Century

by Jan Cottingham 4/24/2017 12:00 am

A worker-training technique that evolved in the Middle Ages is gaining new currency in 21st century Crossett.

Even in Bankruptcy, College Debt Stands

by Mark Friedman 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Generally, student loans aren't discharged in bankruptcy, leaving borrowers with the debt after they've gone through the process. That could be a problem for the growing number of borrowers.

Amy Hopper Leaps Into Innovation Hub (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Amy Hopper has been hired at the Innovation Hub at Winrock International as manager of the organization's Delta I-Fund and will relocate to Little Rock in the coming months.

Arkansas Trucking Association Highlights Parking Problem

by Marty Cook 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Finding safe, quality parking is harder than you would think. Imagine the millions of trucks on the road and then realize that there are a little more than 300,000 public and private parking spots allotted for them.

Acxiom Building Hosts $25 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Acxiom Corp. sold its 12-story headquarters and supporting five-story parking deck at 601 E. Third St. to Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff.

The High Cost of Bad Moods (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Research in behavioral science is showing that there is a trend toward higher irritability in the workplace — especially in the United States — and it has been more pronounced over the last 24 months.

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