Tagged: asa hutchinson

Joe Thompson To Leave Surgeon General Post; John Selig Asked to Stay at DHS

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/25/2014 2:18 pm

Arkansas Surgeon General Joe Thompson said Tuesday he will not serve in the role under Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Senior Staff Hires

by Lee Hogan 11/24/2014 2:10 pm

Republican Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has announced additional senior staff hires, including Duncan Baird of Lowell as budget director.

Asa Hutchinson Names Duncan Baird Budget Director

by Associated Press 11/24/2014 1:42 pm

Arkansas Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson says a key legislative leader will be his budget director after he takes office next year.

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson Begins Bureaucrat Shuffle

by Sean Beherec 11/24/2014 12:00 am

After eight years with a Democrat at the helm of the executive branch, Republican Asa Hutchinson’s agency director appointments are also an opportunity to shape the next four years of business in the state.

Mike Beebe Sets April Election for State Senate Seat

by Associated Press 11/21/2014 10:45 am

Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has set a special election for April 14 to fill the vacant state Senate seat that had been held by the incoming governor's new chief of staff.

Gov.-Elect Asa Hutchinson Asks 3 Directors To Stay

by Associated Press 11/19/2014 1:25 pm

Arkansas Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson is asking the directors of three agencies to continue in their current roles when he takes office in January.

Arkansans Saw 96k Political Ads Worth $41.1M

by Lee Hogan 11/18/2014 4:02 pm

The dust has settled on the midterms and the GOP takeover that occurred in Arkansas, but more importantly, the political ads have ceased.

More Than Just Math (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/17/2014 12:00 am

While much has been claimed in the course of the recent election about Arkansans losing insurance coverage because of Obamacare, the dramatic decline in the total number of uninsured suggests that the number who lost insurance has been overwhelmed by the number who gained it. That’s simple math.

Asa Hutchinson Backs Doyle Webb to Stay on as GOP Chairman

by Associated Press 11/14/2014 3:10 pm

Arkansas Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson is backing Doyle Webb's bid for a fourth term as chairman of the state Republican Party.

Medicaid Needs Another $84M If Tax Cuts Proceed

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/12/2014 3:30 pm

Arkansas' Medicaid program will need an additional $84.2 million in state funding next year and another $60 million from the surplus if lawmakers move forward with tax cuts approved last year, outgoing Gov. Mike Beebe recommended Wednesday.

Michael Lamoureux Resigns to Work for Asa Hutchinson

by Associated Press 11/11/2014 10:55 am

Arkansas Senate President Pro Tem Michael Lamoureux has submitted a letter of resignation from the Senate after being named chief of staff and transition director for Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson.

Midterm Shows Long-Term Arkansas Shift (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/9/2014 8:50 pm

Angry with a president who will be out of office in a little over two years, voters resoundingly ended Arkansas' tradition as a Democratic holdout in the South and handed Republicans control of the state.

The Election Post Mortem (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 11/7/2014 8:08 am

Tuesday night was one for the record books in Arkansas, from the federal races at the top of the ballot all the way down to local contests. On Tuesday, the GOP took total control of the Arkansas congressional delegation by winning the remaining U.S. Senate seat (Tom Cotton over Mark Pryor) and all four House seats, which according to the Washington Post, was the first time they’d held every congressional seat in 141 years.

GOP Sweep Clouds Arkansas Medicaid Plan's Future

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/6/2014 4:01 pm

Arkansas Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson says he won't make a decision about whether to expand the state's compromise Medicaid expansion until late January at the earliest.

Arkansas Poll Gets it Right in Governor, U.S. Senate Race

by Lee Hogan 11/6/2014 11:26 am

Most polls correctly placed Republicans Asa Hutchinson and Tom Cotton ahead of their Democratic foes for governor and U.S. Senate. What most did not do is predict the large margin of victory each would enjoy on Election Day.

Farewell to Democratic Tradition (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 11/5/2014 4:38 pm

Dale Bumpers, David Pryor, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor. Arkansas Business political columnist Blake Rutherford confronts the Republican wave of 2014.

Asa Hutchinson Hires Michael Lamoureux as Chief of Staff

by Associated Press 11/5/2014 2:42 pm

Arkansas Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson is hiring the outgoing state Senate president as his new chief of staff.

Mike Beebe: GOP Capitalized on Obama in Midterm

by Associated Press 11/5/2014 2:32 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe says Republicans in Arkansas and nationally successfully capitalized on the president's unpopularity in the midterm election, and says whether fellow Democrats can rebound depends on how the GOP will govern.

Republican Asa Hutchinson Elected Arkansas Governor

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/4/2014 7:39 pm

Republican Asa Hutchinson has been elected Arkansas governor, defeating Democrat and fellow ex-congressman Mike Ross. The 63-year-old Hutchinson was elected to a four-year term Tuesday in a race national Republicans had identified as their best opportunity to flip a governor's office.

Your #ARPX Election Day Podcast With Robert Coon, Blake Rutherford & Lance Turner

by Lance Turner 11/4/2014 8:39 am

The day is finally here. On this (rainy) Election Day, Arkansas Business political columnists Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford join me for a special podcast wrapping up the 2014 midterm elections.