Tagged: asa hutchinson

#HB1228 Tests LGBT Economic Argument (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/29/2015 4:41 pm

How the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" is testing an effort by gay rights supporters to turn the fight over anti-discrimination laws and same-sex marriage into a financial debate, not a social one.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Joins in Chorus Against Religious Protection Bill

by Lance Turner 3/27/2015 1:59 pm

Arkansas is starting to hear from civil rights leaders and the CEOs if prominent tech firms about HB1228, a religious protection bill that was approved in the state Senate this afternoon and now heads back to the House.

Asa Hutchinson: No Room for More Tax Cuts

by Associated Press 3/26/2015 2:33 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says there's no room in his proposed budget for additional tax cuts, despite a renewed push to find funding for an exemption for military veterans.

Asa Hutchinson Says He'd Sign Religious Protection Bill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/26/2015 11:40 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he would sign into law a religious protection measure that opponents have said would open the door to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Asa Hutchinson Names Mike Preston as New AEDC Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2015 10:58 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced Mike Preston as the new executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. Preston previously served as director of government relations for Enterprise Florida.

Asa Hutchinson Says Advocacy Group to Pay $25,000 for DHS Review

by Allen Reed, The Associated Press 3/26/2015 6:52 am

A national advocacy group has pledged $25,000 to pay for an independent review of Arkansas' human services agency following revelations that a lawmaker gave his adopted daughter to a man who later sexually abused her, Gov. Asa Hutchinson's office said Wednesday.

Arkansas House Members Approve Capital Gains Tax Break

by Associated Press 3/25/2015 3:05 pm

Arkansas House members have passed a bill to restore a capital gains tax break that had been reduced to help pay for a middle class income tax cut proposed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Arkansas House Supports Plan to Ease Prison Overcrowding

by Associated Press 3/25/2015 6:59 am

The Arkansas House has endorsed a key part of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's criminal justice reform plan to help ease overcrowding at county jails.

MISO Unveils $22M Operations Center in Little Rock

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 3/24/2015 1:51 pm

A nonprofit company that manages the power grid from the Gulf Coast to Manitoba says a new Little Rock operations center will help keep utility costs down.

Asa Hutchinson Meets with Small Business Owners

by Associated Press 3/19/2015 3:22 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson met with a group of small business owners to talk about how government should work alongside the private sector and take questions from the crowd.

Bruce Cozart Pulls Nonprofit School District Proposal

by Associated Press 3/18/2015 6:52 am

A proposal to allow private nonprofits to take control of failing Arkansas school districts endorsed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson has been pulled by its sponsor.

Governor Throws Weight Behind Arkansas Workforce Legislation

by Associated Press 3/17/2015 3:17 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is throwing his support behind a number of bills intended to help improve the quality of Arkansas' workforce.

Arkansas House OKs Bill to Ban 'Re-Homing'

by Associated Press 3/17/2015 11:49 am

An Arkansas House committee has supported a proposal to criminalize some transfers of adopted children to unrelated families.

Task Force Becomes Default Option for Session (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/16/2015 7:04 am

Arkansas needs a task force to study the state's obsession with task forces. That may be the only one that hasn't been created yet during the 2015 legislative session.

Asa Hutchinson Taps Wes Ward for Ag Secretary

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2015 5:16 pm

Ward, an Arkansas State University graduate, has degrees agricultural business and in agricultural and food law. He also served as a captain and civil affairs officer in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Members of Common Core Review Council

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2015 2:44 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the members of his Governor’s Council on Common Core Review, which will be chaired by Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin. The governor's office said the members were chosen from more than 700 applicants and come from every corner of the state.

Hutchinson Signs Bill That Could Protect Rural Schools from Consolidation

by Associated Press 3/12/2015 6:59 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday signed a measure that could protect rural school districts from consolidation through a decade-old bill designed to ensure equal funding across the state.

Eddie Armstrong: Justin Harris Case A Distraction to Legislature

by Associated Press 3/11/2015 2:55 pm

The minority leader in the Arkansas House wants the speaker and governor to consider removing a lawmaker who gave his adopted daughters to a man who later admitted to sexually abusing one of them.

Asa Hutchinson Taps Aaron Burkes to Lead ADFA

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 1:27 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants former Republican lawmaker Aaron Burkes to be the next head of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority. Hutchinson on Monday submitted Burke's name to the ADFA board. Gene Eagle currently serves as ADFA president.

Lake View Case's Shadow Shrinks (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/9/2015 6:57 am

By allowing school districts to avoid being merged with their neighbors when they fall below the state's minimum enrollment, the Arkansas Legislature signaled that the shadow of a long-running education funding case no longer looms large.