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Asa Hutchinson Walks Fine Line in Medicaid Speech (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/25/2015 10:25 am

Calling on lawmakers to keep Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion alive through 2016 as he eyes a longer term health care plan, Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson is trying to take ownership of an issue where he's tried to tread carefully over the past two years.

HanesBrands to Expand in Clarksville, Add 120 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2015 10:24 am

HanesBrands of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, says it will expand its manufacturing facility in Clarksville, spending $1.4 million on renovations and new equipment and adding 120 new jobs.

Democrats Praise Governor's Call to Continue Private Option

by Associated Press 1/23/2015 7:42 am

The Democratic Party of Arkansas is praising Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson's call on lawmakers to continue the state's compromise Medicaid expansion through the end of next year.

16 Lawmakers, Surgeon General to Staff Medicaid Task Force

by Associated Press 1/23/2015 7:38 am

Legislation detailing the task force Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants to create to review the future of health care in Arkansas calls for 16 lawmakers and the state surgeon general to serve on the panel.

Arkansas Senate OKs Tax Cuts, Partial Capital Gains Repeal

by Associated Press 1/22/2015 2:08 pm

The Arkansas Senate has approved middle-class tax cuts funded in part with a repeal of a $21 million capital gains tax cut approved two years ago.

Hutchinson: Keep Private Option Through 2016, Have Task Force Find Reforms

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/22/2015 1:37 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is calling on lawmakers to continue Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion through the end of next year as a task force looks at the future of health care in the state.

Arkansas Senate Committee Advances Asa Hutchinson's Tax Cut Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/21/2015 3:11 pm

The Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee on Wednesday endorsed Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposal to cut income taxes 1 percent for those making between $21,000 and $75,000 a year. Hutchinson was sworn in last week and campaigned on the tax cut promise.

Hutchinson Moves Budget Plan Reveal to Next Week

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/20/2015 4:26 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says his budget is relying on surplus funds, revenue growth and cuts to some state agencies to pay for his proposal to cut taxes for the middle class by $102 million a year. The Republican governor began briefing lawmakers on highlights of his budget, but delayed until next week his plan to unveil the proposal.

Hutchinson Announces 5 Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2015 7:39 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has announced five appointments to state boards and commissions.

Tim Griffin Pushes to Give Up Some Power as State's No. 2

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/19/2015 7:37 am

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin says he wants to use the state's No. 2 post to help fellow Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson's agenda, and is urging lawmakers to scale back some of his office's powers.

Asa Hutchinson's Energy of Change Easier Said Than Done (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/18/2015 1:29 pm

Asa Hutchinson urged Arkansans to embrace the "energy of change" as the Republican ex-congressman was sworn in as the 46th governor of a state where his party used to struggle as the underdog. Getting them to embrace the messiness that comes with change will be the tough sell.

Arkansas Faces Challenge in Trying to Revamp Medicaid Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/18/2015 1:20 pm

The program's fate is expected to become clearer this week, with Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson set to deliver a speech Thursday on the future of health care in Arkansas that will also address his plans for the private option.

Asa Hutchinson Names Mark Myers Information Systems Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2015 2:27 pm

Mark Myers was director of strategic initiatives at the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office. He’d been in the position since 2011. He previously worked in the technology industry for Loislaw.com.

Hutchinson Says He'll Unveil Budget Plan Next Week

by Associated Press 1/15/2015 2:26 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson will present his balanced budget proposal to lawmakers next week, he said Thursday as legislative leaders prepared to move quickly on the Republican's tax cut plan.

Asa Hutchinson to Speak Before Arkansas Municipal League

by Associated Press 1/15/2015 7:29 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will speak to a group of more than 1,000 municipal officials gathered in Little Rock across the state.

Asa Hutchinson Orders Hiring Freeze, Regulation Review

by Associated Press 1/14/2015 4:50 pm

A day after being sworn in as Arkansas' 46th governor, Republican Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday imposed a hiring freeze on most state agencies and ordered that any new regulations or rules be approved by his office.

Jonathan Dismang Outlines Bill for Asa Hutchinson Tax Cut Plan

by Associated Press 1/14/2015 11:42 am

Arkansas Senate President Jonathan Dismang says he hopes to bring Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposal to cut taxes for the middle class by $100 million a year before lawmakers as soon as next week.

Asa Hutchinson Lays out Plan to Compete in 'Global Marketplace'

by Associated Press 1/13/2015 12:26 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants lawmakers to lower tax rates in an effort to compete in the "global marketplace."

Here's the Transcript from Gov. Asa Hutchinson's Inaugural Address

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/13/2015 12:15 pm

The full transcript of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's inaugural address.

Hutchinson to Give Inaugural Address as Arkansas Governor

by Associated Press 1/13/2015 11:40 am

Republican Asa Hutchinson took the oath of office to become the 46th governor of Arkansas on Tuesday, finalizing the GOP's takeover of a Southern state once considered a Democratic holdout, but facing a potentially divisive debate over Medicaid expansion.