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Arkansas Panel OKs Raises for Officials, Exempts Griffin

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/27/2017 11:27 am

An Arkansas panel has approved a 2 percent pay raise for all of the state's top elected officials except the lieutenant governor, who has said he didn't want the bump in salary.

Mentor Programs Looking to Funnel Women Into STEM

by Marty Cook 1/30/2017 12:00 am

STEMconnector, a national association in Washington, made up of corporate, governmental and private groups, is working to encourage and support young girls and women in pursuing STEM studies.

Hutchinson Tax Cut Plan Faces Some GOP Resistance (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/19/2016 6:48 am

With proposals to slash taxes for low-income Arkansans and military veterans, Gov. Asa Hutchinson hopes to win the support of some fellow Republican legislators as well as Democrats who felt their top priorities were left out of a package helping middle-class taxpayers that was approved last year.

Business Opponents Say Legalizing Medical Marijuana Unsafe, Would Drive Away Jobs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/28/2016 12:16 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and four business leaders speak against two proposals that would legalize marijuana use by those with certain medical conditions.

Magellan Marks Open of 210-Mile Pipeline Extension

by Kyle Massey 8/10/2016 11:58 am

Magellan Midstream Partners LP has officially opened 210-mile extension of a petroleum products pipeline from Fort Smith to North Little Rock.

Griffin, Rutledge Say GOP Has to Show Contrast From Clinton

by Associated Press 7/20/2016 3:51 pm

Arkansas' lieutenant governor suggests that marketing this year's presidential candidates is like selling a truck - say good things about your product and pointing out shortcomings about the other guy's offerings.

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Griffin Says He's Seeking Re-Election

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/11/2016 10:01 am

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin says he's seeking re-election in two years, becoming the second statewide official to announce his candidacy in the 2018 election.

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin Completes Review of State DHS

by Associated Press 3/1/2016 2:18 pm

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin says he has wrapped up an eight-week review of the state Department of Human Services.

Update: Governor to Announce Efficiency Review of State Government

by Lance Turner and Alexis Hosticka 12/17/2015 5:13 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday directed the leaders of state agencies, boards and commissions to assist the Arkansas Policy Foundation in a study of "overall efficiency for the improvement of state government."

Panel Buys Governor Time on Common Core Debate (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/2/2015 1:08 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he wanted his Common Core task force to come up with an "Arkansas solution" as it waded into the debate over standards that have come under fire from many conservatives. Instead of solving a problem, the panel just bought him more time.

Tim Griffin: Changes Needed to Common Core Standards

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/28/2015 3:22 pm

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin says he thinks Arkansas should keep some elements of Common Core but make changes where necessary and rename the controversial education standards to more closely reflect the state's needs.

Arkansas to Pull Out of PARCC, Use ACT for Standard Tests

by Allen Reed, The Associated Press 6/8/2015 2:11 pm

Arkansas will change its provider of standardized tests, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Monday, the first shake up from an ongoing review of whether to retain Common Core education standards.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Members of Common Core Review Council

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2015 2:44 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the members of his Governor’s Council on Common Core Review, which will be chaired by Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin. The governor's office said the members were chosen from more than 700 applicants and come from every corner of the state.

Carl Vogelpohl Leaves Legacy, Returns to Consulting

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2014 12:00 am

Carl Vogelpohl quit as CEO of Legacy Neurosurgery in Little Rock after less than three months on the job to restart his political consulting business, Split Rail Consulting of Little Rock.

Senators Eye Plan to Abolish Lt. Governor's Office

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/14/2014 4:01 pm

Two Arkansas lawmakers are proposing to abolish the lieutenant governor's office, calling the state's No. 2 constitutional office an outdated post.

Tim Griffin A Weapon For GOP, Target for Democrats (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/16/2014 12:59 pm

By seeking the lieutenant governor's office, U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin represents a formidable weapon for fellow Republicans in their quest to take over the state's top elected spots in November. But the two-term congressman also represents an easy target for Democrats as they try to prevent that sweep.

Tim Griffin Mulling Run for Arkansas Lieutenant Governor

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/6/2014 4:40 pm

Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin says he's considering running for Arkansas lieutenant governor this year, potentially shaking up the race for the state's No. 2 office just months after announcing his retirement from Congress.

Arkansas Delegation Pans Obama's State of the Union Speech

by Associated Press 1/29/2014 6:55 am

Reaction to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address by members of Arkansas' congressional delegation, including Mark Pryor, John Boozman and Tim Griffin, who said it's time for the president "to step up and work with Congress to make things happen."

Pat Hays Announces Run for 2nd District Seat

by Associated Press 10/22/2013 3:10 pm

Pat Hays announced on Tuesday that he will run for the 2nd Congressional District next year. Hays is the first to launch a formal bid since Republican Tim Griffin said Monday he will not seek a third term.

Audio: Here's Tim Griffin Talking to Alice Stewart About His Decision Not to Run Again

by Lance Turner 10/21/2013 12:26 pm

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., announces that he won't seek re-election to his 2nd District congressional seat. Here's Griffin's appearance Monday morning on Alice Stewart's radio show.