Government & Politics Archive

Justin Harris Won't Seek Re-Election

by Associated Press 6/17/2015 07:05 am

An Arkansas lawmaker who gave his adopted daughters to a man who later admitted to sexually assaulting one of them says he won't seek re-election in 2016.

UA Maritime Transportation Center Receives $923,700 Federal Grant

by Mark Carter 6/16/2015 09:27 am

The center, known as MarTREC, is a consortium of researchers focused on maritime and multimodal transportation research. It has received $3.7 million since 2013.

Wal-Mart Used Charity to Ease Market Entry, Critics Say

by Reuters 6/16/2015 09:12 am

A collection of labor and community groups filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service accusing Wal-Mart Stores Inc's charitable foundation of violating its tax exempt status by using donations in an attempt to facilitate store openings in urban areas.

Arkansas, 2 Others Get Feds' OK for Health Insurance Marketplaces

by Associated Press 6/16/2015 07:08 am

The Obama administration gave conditional approval Monday to Arkansas, Delaware and Pennsylvania to expand their roles in the insurance marketplaces created under the 2010 health care law.

Questions Surround Man Shot Near Gate at Little Rock Air Force Base

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/16/2015 07:02 am

Guards at the Little Rock Air Force Base perceived a threat when they shot and critically wounded a man who crashed his SUV near an entrance and got out of the vehicle holding a rifle, the base commander said.

Military: Man with Rifle Shot Near Gate at Little Rock Air Force Base

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/15/2015 02:42 pm

A civilian armed with a rifle was shot and critically wounded after trying to enter Little Rock Air Force Base on Monday, though it wasn't immediately clear why the man was trying to enter the sprawling base, military officials and police said.

Mexican Consulate Provides $40,000 to UAMS for Screenings

by Associated Press 6/15/2015 08:45 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health has received $40,000 from the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock to continue a partnership that began in 2010.

Department of Correction Releases Details of Alleged Abuse at Prison

by Associated Press 6/15/2015 08:38 am

The Arkansas Department of Correction released details Friday of an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against a former chaplain at an Arkansas women's prison.

Ruling Throws New Wrinkle in Gay Marriage Debate (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/15/2015 06:52 am

A judge's ruling that Arkansas must recognize more than 500 same-sex marriages that were performed in state last year throws a new wrinkle in a legal fight that's been sitting before the state Supreme Court for more than a year now.

Sediver Incentives Included Cash from Arkansas, West Memphis

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The French manufacturer that plans to produce insulators for the Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission line project was offered a host of incentives for opening a plant in West Memphis.

State Alleges Medicaid Fraud in Lawsuit Against Step by Step Senior Care

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The state Attorney General's Office has filed a Medicaid fraud lawsuit against a Little Rock elder care facility seeking penalties of more than $33 million.

Arkansas Securities Commissioner Edmond Waters on Preventing Bad Brokers from Doing Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Edmond Waters was appointed in February by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to succeed Heath Abshure as commissioner of the Arkansas Securities Department.

What Would Marco Do? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The people most likely to excuse Marco Rubio's financial ignorance are the same people who expect perfect financial decisions from people who couldn't well afford professional financial advice.

15 on Highest-Paid Nonprofit Employees List Earn $1M or More

by Gwen Moritz 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Research for this third annual list of the highest-paid nonprofit employees turned up 15 with total compensation in the seven figures, up from seven on last year's list.

El Dorado Riding High on Murphy ‘Promise'

by Sean Beherec 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Today, more than 1,500 students have benefited from the El Dorado Promise, attending schools across the country, with another 262 students eligible this year. The Promise is also receiving credit for being a catalyst for driving growth in the city and putting the brakes on decreased enrollment in the school district.

Wal-Mart Welcomes Veterans Home with Job Guarantees

by Marty Cook 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Two years after announcing its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, Wal-Mart Stores announced an extension of the program to 250,000 veterans by 2020 because the original initiative had outstripped its projections, with 92,000 veterans hired.

New Ads Urge Arkansas, Tennessee Reps to Oppose Export-Import Bank

by Associated Press 6/12/2015 11:36 am

The anti-tax Club for Growth says it is spending $150,000 in television ads in Arkansas and Tennessee to urge two Republican congressmen to oppose the renewal of the charter of the Export-Import Bank.

4 Receive Fellowships Through McLarty Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2015 11:31 am

Four University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service graduate have been granted fellowships with Vital Voices Global Partnership and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security as part of the McLarty Global Fellows program.

Update: Comment Period Extended for Clean Line Project

by Mark Carter 6/12/2015 11:08 am

The Arkansas congressional delegation on Tuesday officially asked the Department of Energy to extend the comment period for the feasibility review of the proposed Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project that would run across Arkansas.

Asa Hutchinson Cracks Down on State Contract Practices

by Associated Press 6/12/2015 08:05 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has sent a letter to state lawmakers updating them on his efforts to improve state contract practices after issues arose with contracts at the state Department of Human Services.


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