Tagged: arkansas department of finance & administration

Arkansas Had Soda Tax Long Before Berkeley Caught the Wave

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Berkeley, California, the birthplace of liberal nanny-state policies like smoke-free restaurants and curb cuts for wheelchair access, got a lot of ink last week for passing the nation’s first “soda tax.”

Arkansas’ October Revenue Above Last Year, Forecast

by Lance Turner 11/4/2014 11:36 am

Arkansas gross general revenue in October was $478.6 million, up 4.5 percent from last year and 2.2 percent above forecast, according to a report Tuesday by the state Department of Finance & Administration.

Crittenden Regional Hospital’s True Financial Status Surprised Directors

by Mark Friedman 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Directors of Crittenden Regional Hospital learned on Aug. 19 that its monthly revenue was only $2 million — about half what they had previously been led to believe — while expenses were about $5 million, the CEO of the shuttered hospital revealed in a bankruptcy court filing.

Skin in the Game (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Everyone understands that last week’s special legislative session was, as it concerned health insurance benefits for public school employees, a short-term fix to a long-term problem that had been ignored until it simply couldn’t be ignored any longer.

Simmons First Seeks Foreclosure on Funk

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff has filed suit against a local manufacturer for some unpaid loans. According to the suit, filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court, the defendant is O.D. Funk Manufacturing Inc., a company that builds outdoor metal buildings like storage sheds and carports.

State Poised For Second Sustainable Acquisition with Mann on Main Property

by George Waldon 4/8/2013 12:00 am

A combination of tax credits (New Market and Historic) is providing about $7.3 million in the $19.6 million funding equation to convert the former Blass Department Store into the Mann on Main and redevelop the 310 Main St. annex building.