Government & Politics Archive

Video: Gov. Asa Hutchinson Rings NYSE Opening Bell, Appears on CNBC, Fox Business

by Lance Turner 1/11/2016 08:33 am

Before ringing the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange, Gov. Asa Hutchinson stopped in at CNBC to talk computer coding, income tax and health care.

Crittenden County Hopes to Build New $21M Hospital

by Mark Friedman 1/11/2016 12:00 am

If Crittenden County voters approve a tax measure on March 1, an approximately $21 million hospital will be built to replace the bankrupt Crittenden Regional Hospital, which has been closed since September 2014.

Monty Ledbetter Hired to Head Hot Springs Utilities (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Monty Ledbetter, formerly public works director for the city of Bryant, has been hired as the city of Hot Springs' new utilities director.

Jeff Moore To Head Marketing at AEDC (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Jeff Moore has been hired as director of marketing and communications for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission in Little Rock.

Truckers Pleased by Transportation Bill, Reform of Safety Ratings

by Marty Cook 1/11/2016 12:00 am

The act, all 1,300 pages of it, contains many provisions small and large, although the main thrust of the bill is the $305 billion in infrastructure spending and transit development during the next five years.

Former Governor, Senator Dale Bumpers Remembered at Service

by Associated Press 1/10/2016 07:17 pm

Former U.S. Senator and Arkansas governor Dale Bumpers was remembered Sunday by former President Bill Clinton and others for his public service, his wit and his role in ending the segregation of the school in his small western Arkansas hometown.

USDA Secretary Announces Energy Efficiency Loan Program

by Associated Press 1/10/2016 04:02 pm

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Vermont officials on Friday announced a $46 million loan guarantee program that will help residents and small businesses improve energy efficiency.

Dale Bumpers Death Marks End of Era in Arkansas (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/10/2016 03:54 pm

Dale Bumpers' death marks the end of an era in Arkansas and serves as a reminder of a not-so-distant time when voters could be won over by face-to-face politicking and impassioned speeches.

Hutchinson to Ring Opening Bell at New York Stock Exchange on Monday

by Associated Press 1/8/2016 01:39 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. The NYSE said the Republican will ring the bell at market open and visit its trading floor. The visit is the latest by the governor to tout the state and try to lure businesses to Arkansas.

New Residential Development Underway at Downtown Hot Springs

by Alexis Hosticka 1/8/2016 11:32 am

Downtown Hot Springs had a big 2015, marked by new investment following the Majestic Hotel fire in 2014, and 2016 could bring more residential real estate projects to the Spa City.

US Added Strong 292K Jobs Last Month; Jobless Rate at 5 Percent

by Associated Press 1/8/2016 07:51 am

American employers added a robust 292,000 jobs in December, suggesting that the U.S. economy is so far defying global weakness and growing solidly.

French Hill Names Warren Stephens, Others to Campaign Staff

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2016 01:50 pm

U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., announced his campaign leadership and staff on Thursday, including Warren Stephens as finance chairman.

US Applications for Jobless Aid Dropped Last Week

by Associated Press 1/7/2016 11:45 am

Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, suggesting that the job market remains healthy and insulated from the turmoil abroad in Europe and China.

TransCanada to File 2 Legal Challenges to Keystone Pipeline Rejection

by Associated Press 1/7/2016 11:00 am

The Canadian company that proposed the Keystone XL oil pipeline filed a lawsuit over the U.S. government's rejection of the project and announced it plans to file a second legal challenge that will seek more than $15 billion in damages.

Asa Hutchinson: Remove Robert E. Lee from King Holiday

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/7/2016 07:02 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that he wants lawmakers to end the state's practice of commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the same day.

David Pryor Looks to 2016 Election, Recalls Times with Dale Bumpers

by Alexis Hosticka 1/6/2016 02:42 pm

David Pryor, the 39th governor of Arkansas and a former U.S. senator, spoke Wednesday at the Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock about his friendship with Dale Bumpers, who died Friday.

Agriculture Hall of Fame to Induct 6 New Members

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2016 09:37 am

The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame will induct six new members at a March 4 luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock, the Arkansas Farm Bureau announced Wednesday.

Conference to Focus on Investment in Delta

by Mark Carter 1/6/2016 09:13 am

The Delta Regional Authority is partnering with the White House Rural Council to host the Rural Opportunity Investment Conference Jan. 11-12 in West Memphis and Memphis.

Tennille, DeCample and Noble Form Aarch Communications

by Lance Turner 1/6/2016 08:05 am

A former executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission joined Aarch Communications of Little Rock, a new partnership offering strategic communications services.

David Pryor to Speak at Ron Robinson Theater

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/4/2016 10:07 am

Former Arkansas Governor and U.S. Senator David Pryor will speak at noon Wednesday at the Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock.