Government & Politics Archive

Arkansas Nears Medical Marijuana License Deadline

by Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press 6/2/2017 07:33 am

Arkansas will soon begin taking applications from those who hope to grow and dispense medical marijuana.

Former Windstream COO, Pharmacist to Launch Marijuana Testing Lab

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/1/2017 01:38 pm

Brent Whittington and pharmacist Brandon Thornton plan to open Steep Hill Arkansas, a medical marijuana testing lab that would work with Arkansas' cultivators and dispensaries.

Economic Future Forum Is June 4-6 In Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/1/2017 11:17 am

The International Economic Development Council is hosting its Economic Future Forum from Sunday-Tuesday at the Little Rock Marriott Hotel.

Jonesboro's A&P Commission Pulls Funding for Hyatt Convention Center

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/1/2017 09:56 am

Jonesboro's Advertising & Promotion Commission has backed out of committing $300,000 in tax revenue to the $30 million Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center project.

At Under 40 Forum, Young Leaders Take On 'Fractured Arkansas'

by Todd Traub 5/31/2017 10:58 am

Some of the state's top young professionals presented their findings from the second Under 40 Forum in a report to Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday.

Officials Remove Themselves from Wendell Griffen Investigations

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/31/2017 06:54 am

The top two officials for a judicial ethics panel removed themselves from investigations involving Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen.

Arkansas Panel Faces Pressure Over Tax Breaks (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/30/2017 07:12 am

The toughest job for a task force looking at an overhaul of Arkansas' tax code will be resisting pressure from a list of lobbying groups hoping to protect exemption.

Different Drug War Rages Over Savings, Prescription Costs

by Mark Friedman 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Pharmacy benefit managers, the entities that process payments between drugstores and health benefit plans, are continuing their fight against an Arkansas law that they say will raise the cost of prescription medicine.

Big Box Stores Pushing Hard on Alcohol Sales Nationwide

by Jan Cottingham 5/29/2017 12:00 am

The successful push by big grocers like Wal-Mart and Kroger to expand the selection of wine they sell in Arkansas wasn't the first such effort and it won't be the last.

Time for Single Payer (Feedback)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Two of our readers take on national health care and what Americans can – and can't –┬álive without.

Tommy Norman, David Pryor Honored by IABC (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Tommy Norman and former Arkansas Sen. David Pryor were recognized by the Arkansas chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.

SBA's Edward Haddock Gives Big Reasons to Think Small

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

As director of the Arkansas District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Edward Haddock is responsible for all SBA programs and services as well as coordination among the SBA, the district's Small Business Development Centers, SCORE chapters and the Women's Business Center throughout the state.

ABC Director Bud Roberts, Two Others Resign

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/25/2017 04:29 pm

Gary "Bud" Roberts resigned as director of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Division on Thursday. His resignation is effective in three weeks.

Analysis: The Impact of American Health Care Act, Changes to Arkansas Works

by David Ramsey, Arkansas Nonprofit News Network 5/25/2017 11:27 am

The Medicaid expansion helped cut the state's uninsured rate in half. What would the proposed changes coming from the governor and Republicans in Congress mean for those who rely on that coverage? Let's take a look.

Repeal Of Medicaid Expansion Threatens Rural Hospital

by David Ramsey, Arkansas Nonprofit News Network 5/25/2017 11:02 am

The Medicaid expansion helped Baxter County Regional Medical Center survive and thrive, but a federal repeal bill threatens to imperil it and its patients.

5 Companies Earn Global Trade Awards, Proactive Approach Touted

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/24/2017 02:42 pm

The Arkansas District Export Council recognized five winners of the 2017 Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade at its annual awards luncheon Wednesday at the Governor's Mansion.

DRA Plans To Spend $460K Through New Arts Initiative

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/24/2017 01:53 pm

The Delta Regional Authority on Wednesday announced its new Delta Creative Placemaking Initiative and intention to contribute nearly $460,000 to stimulate economic and community development efforts in local communities through the region's arts and culture sectors.

Developer: Jonesboro Hyatt Convention Center Moving Forward

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/22/2017 11:46 am

The $30 million Jonesboro Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center project has reached an agreement with contractors and sub-contractors who claim they are owed $1.5 million.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tops Big Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock, with revenue doubling in the past five years to nearly $2.5 billion, has taken the top spot on Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's largest private companies.

Procurement Prevails After Dental Contracts Approved

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 12:00 am

The court-challenged reasoning of State Procurement Director Edward Armstrong prevailed last week as state lawmakers gave their blessing to a $366 million duo of contracts to provide dental HMO services to Arkansas Medicaid recipients.

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