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Arkansas Ethics Panel Says Governor OK to Campaign

by Associated Press 7/22/2016 11:55 am

The Arkansas Ethics Commission has dismissed a complaint filed against Gov. Asa Hutchinson alleging he had violated state law by campaigning for a state Senate candidate during office hours.

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.

Video: Watch Asa Hutchinson, Leslie Rutledge Speak at the Republican National Convention

by Lance Turner 7/20/2016 6:50 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge spoke during last night's Republican National Convention in Cleveland, with both criticizing Hillary Clinton more than they praised the GOP nominee, Donald Trump.

Hutchinson Advisor Betty Guhman to Oversee Youth Services Division

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/19/2016 11:33 am

The state Department of Human Services announced Tuesday that Betty Guhman, a senior advisor to Gov. Asa Hutchinson since 2014, will serve as interim director of the DHS Division of Youth Services while the agency searches for a permanent director.

Rule Shows Religious Objections Debate Not Over (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/18/2016 7:06 am

A new rule allowing counselors to refer clients elsewhere if they have a religious or moral objection to treating them is a sign that the debate over a law that was upended in the final days of last year's legislative session is far from over.

Arkansas' Delegation Relishes Spotlight at GOP Convention

by Associated Press 7/18/2016 7:01 am

With three of its top political figures tapped for primetime speeches, Arkansas Republicans heading to the GOP's national convention will have a much higher profile than it did when it was a Democratic stronghold.

Cotton, Hutchinson Speaking at GOP Convention

by Associated Press 7/13/2016 10:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson told reporters Wednesday that he expects to speak Tuesday night at the convention. U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton's office said the freshman lawmaker was expected to speak to delegates Monday night.

Hutchinson Expects Results From European Trip, Cites Business Leads

by Lance Turner 7/13/2016 10:48 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston officially opened an office in Berlin on Tuesday, as the pair begins to wrap up a trade mission in Europe.

UAMS, Arkansas Children's Receive $1.4M to Study Childhood Obesity

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2016 10:21 am

Scientists at Arkansas Children’s Research Institute and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have received a $1.4 million grant from the USDA to find out why obesity rates in Arkansas are among the worst in the nation, the organizations announced in a news release Wednesday.

Arkansas Says It Has All Drugs Needed for Executions

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/13/2016 6:48 am

Arkansas said Tuesday that it has a new supply of a drug used for lethal injections that had expired last month, potentially clearing the way for the state to resume executions after a decade-long hiatus.

3 Groups Submit Petitions for Arkansas Ballot Measures

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/11/2016 7:24 am

Groups trying to get casino legalization, medical marijuana and limits on medical lawsuits before Arkansas voters submitted thousands of signatures to election officials on Friday in hopes of qualifying for the November ballot.

Arkansas Surplus Opens Budget Fight in Legislature (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/11/2016 7:20 am

A $177.4 million state budget surplus is likely to open up a new fight in the Legislature over the push for tax cuts and concerns that services are being jeopardized.

Hutchinson Appoints Bobby Martin to Game & Fish Commission

by Alexis Hosticka 7/7/2016 2:38 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday appointed Bobby L. Martin of Rogers to the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission to serve a 7-year term, replacing outgoing commissioner Emon Mahony.

Hutchinson, Preston to Open Berlin Office, Attend Farnborough Airshow

by Lance Turner 7/5/2016 11:54 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston announced details of another trade mission to Europe, which begins Saturday.

Arkansas Ends Fiscal Year With $177.4M Surplus

by Associated Press 7/5/2016 10:48 am

Arkansas has ended its fiscal year with a $177.4 million surplus. Arkansas had ended the previous fiscal year with a $191.6 million surplus.

Managed Care Organizations Met With Skepticism by Some Health Care Professionals

by Sarah Campbell 7/4/2016 12:00 am

Health care professionals in Arkansas are voicing skepticism that bringing managed care organizations into the state-run Medicaid program will stem the rising costs of government-provided health care.

Arkansas Execution Drug Expiring, Governor Says Find More

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 7/1/2016 7:33 am

Arkansas' stockpile of a paralytic drug needed for the executions of eight death row inmates will expire at midnight Thursday, leaving the state without a means to resume executions for the first time in a decade.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2016 10:44 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments to state boards, commissions and other entities.

At Latest Summit, Wal-Mart Seeks More American-Made Goods

by Marty Cook 6/28/2016 10:50 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. promised "everything is a yes" at the opening session of the company's "Open Call" with suppliers of U.S.-made products Tuesday. The U.S. Manufacturing Summit, held at the company's home office in Bentonville, is part of the retailer's 2013 initiative to spend $250 billion on American-produced goods for its stores, Sam's Clubs and Walmart.com.

Rutledge Evaluating Abortion Ruling's Impact on Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/28/2016 7:14 am

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is evaluating how a U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas abortion law will affect a lawsuit over Arkansas' restrictions on how the abortion pill is administered.