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DF&A Names Scott Hardin Communications Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 8:46 am

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration says Scott Hardin has been hired as its director of communications, effective July 31.

Municipal League Seeks Special Session to Collect Online Sales Tax

by Mark Friedman 7/17/2017 12:00 am

It may be futile, but several Arkansas cities are urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson to hold a special session to pass legislation to force out-of-state online retailers to start collecting sales taxes.

Medical Marijuana Rollout Sparks Interest Among Arkansas Entrepreneurs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/3/2017 12:00 am

The state began accepting applications Friday from those wishing to grow and sell marijuana for medical use, but when the drug might make into the hands of patients is still anyone’s guess.

How to Score 100 on Marijuana Business Applications in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/3/2017 12:00 am

Applications to grow and sell medical marijuana, which are due Sept. 18, will be scored using a 100-point scale.

Vesuvio Bistro Dunned by State DFA

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Vesuvio Bistro at 1315 Breckenridge Drive in Little Rock was served with a closure notice by the state May 4. But owner Bill Criswell says it was all a misunderstanding.

DentaQuest Sues Procurement Director Over Dropped Medicaid Bid

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Disclosure provisions in the state’s competitive bidding process have landed Procurement Director Edward Armstrong in the hot seat again.

Jonesboro Hotel Liens Raise Early ‘Red Flags’

by Mark Friedman 4/17/2017 12:00 am

The $30 million Jonesboro Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center is facing contractors’ liens totaling nearly $900,000 and might not open next spring as planned.

Disputed Contracts Place Procurement in Spotlight

by Kyle Massey 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Disputes over recent state contracts have put Republican lawmakers at odds with the Republican governor, angered potential vendors and muddied understanding on what businesses can expect from the process of awarding state work.

Push On To Collect Sales Tax Online

by Mark Friedman 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Online sales grew to 8.2 percent of all retail sales in the U.S. last year, and projections of continued growth finally seem to be creating the political will to tax internet purchases.

As Arkansas Lottery's Luster Fades, Numbers Signal Challenges

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2017 12:00 am

In the years since the first tickets were sold in 2009, the lottery has lost much of its glossy newness, leaving hard numbers to do the talking.

Lottery Scholarship Has Evolved Since Halter’s First Proposal

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2017 12:00 am

It was late 2005 or early 2006, Bill Halter recalled, and he had decided to run for lieutenant governor. His vision was to rally Arkansans to a cause: a lottery to provide money for college scholarships.

No Contract, No Conflict: Logic of a Lottery Ad Bid

by Kyle Massey 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Reasons given by the state procurement director on why CJRW was picked for a lucrative Arkansas State Lottery contract over two others has puzzled several Little Rock ad professionals.

Ad Agencies Ponder Lottery Numbers

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

Scoring tabulations have left some puzzled Little Rock advertising professionals trying to get the Office of State Procurement’s math to add up.

Heathcott Hopes CJRW Selected as Lottery's First Pick

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

The battle for an Arkansas Scholarship Lottery marketing contract worth more than $5 million a year is down to three Little Rock advertising finalists.

After Boom in Shale, Arkansas Gas Industry Faces Halt in Drilling

by Kyle Massey 6/27/2016 12:00 am

After a decade-long, multibillion-dollar bonanza of natural gas production in an Arkansas field called the Fayetteville Shale, the bust has landed with a thud.

No Charge From Nabholz for Insurance Department Building Budget

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Insurance Department spokesman Ryan James said the department asked Nabholz to run some numbers “for informational purposes.” No bids or proposals were sought and no payment made for the one-page estimate dated April 25.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Economic Development

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

An economic development resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

Auditor, Former Commissioner Bash Arkansas Lottery's 10-Year Contract Extension

by Mark Friedman 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Former Arkansas Scholarship Lottery officials are critical of a recent decision to add 10 years to the contract of a vendor whose original contract was altered after lottery commission approval.

Breach of Contract Among Allegations in Riverside Medical Legal Fight

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2015 12:00 am

James Miles thought he was getting a good deal when he agreed to pay $500,000 for a 30 percent ownership interest in a North Little Rock company that sells wheelchairs and other medical equipment. But it didn’t turn out that way.

Bingo Numbers Continue to Slide for Some Nonprofits

by Mark Friedman 8/24/2015 12:00 am

In Arkansas, for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 78.8 million bingo “faces” —the individual game cards — were sold. That’s more than 25 for every man, woman and child in the state.

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