Tagged: arkansas department of finance & administration

State Services, Including ‘MyDMV,’ Get a Social Media Push

by Kyle Massey 5/25/2018 3:22 pm

So, if Arkansas doesn’t have a Department of Motor Vehicles, why is the state’s newest website called mydmv.arkansas.gov?

April Revenue in Arkansas 3 Percent Below Forecast

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2018 10:08 am

Arkansas' net available general revenue in April was $657.1 million, 0.6 percent below the same month last year and 2.3 percent below forecast.

Tax Questions Dog Candidate For Garland County District Judgeship

by Mark Friedman 4/23/2018 12:00 am

Six months before Tamra Barrett announced her candidacy for Garland County district judge, the Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration released a lien filed against her and her husband for not paying state income tax.

Reform Occupational Licensing Rules (David Mitchell & Thomas Snyder Commentary)

by David Mitchell and Thomas Snyder 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Occupational licensing is a harsh regulation because it makes employment an illegal act without the state’s permission.

Business and Efficient Government (Greg Kaza Commentary)

by Greg Kaza 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Private businesses routinely rely on consultants for their expertise, so why shouldn’t the state of Arkansas if it saves tax dollars?

Amazon Has Not Delivered a Sales Tax Windfall, So Far

by Marty Cook 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Amazon, the online retailing goliath based in Seattle, announced last February that it would start collecting sales tax owed on purchases made by Arkansas residents. The early, non-exact results are in: more, but not as much as predicted by many.

Weeding Down Arkansas' Cannabis Cultivators

by Kyle Massey 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Ninety-five entities applied for five licenses to grow medical cannabis in Arkansas. But exacting standards and daunting challenges mean it won’t be easy money.

Marijuana Insurance Buds in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 11/20/2017 12:00 am

The moment last year that Arkansas voters approved the use of medical marijuana, Paul Dunn knew he wanted to sell insurance for the industry. But it won’t be easy. The federal government still considers marijuana illegal.

CJRW Drops Gary Heathcott From Scholarship Lottery Work

by Kyle Massey 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock marketing agency CJRW has removed Gary Heathcott from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery account, the agency says, less than three years after acquiring his services and his list of clients in a much-ballyhooed deal.

Arkansas Year-to-Date Revenue Misses Forecast by $36M

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/2/2017 10:17 am

Arkansas revenue collected during the first four months of the fiscal year was up 1.3 percent from the same period last year, but $36 million below forecast, according to a monthly report.

Natural State Medical Group Holds Breath for Marijuana License

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Natural State Medical Group Inc. has applied for a medical marijuana license and has sold $925,000 worth of shares of the company, according to its Oct. 2 filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. Its total offering amount is $4.5 million.

Grocery Store Applications for Wine Permits Pour Into ABC

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division began accepting applications for grocery store wine permits one week ago, a development permitted by the Legislature’s passage this year of Act 508, which allows grocery stores in “wet” counties to sell an expanded selection of wine.

As State Looks for Banks, Big Names Poised to Enter Medical Marijuana Industry

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/2/2017 12:00 am

If at least one Arkansas bank doesn’t step up to the plate by Dec. 1, legislators will look for another option to protect the state from the dangers of an all-cash industry.

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.