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Arkansas Launches Farmer-Veteran Initiative

by Mark Carter 7/2/2015 3:02 pm

The "Homegrown by Heroes Arkansas Grown" program merges the national Homegrown by Heroes program, started in Kentucky, with the Arkansas Grown initiative, which promotes Arkansas farmers and growers and their products.

Hutchinson Announces State Board Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2015 9:29 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the latest round of appointments to state boards, panels and committees.

Asa Hutchinson Signs Agreement with Vietnam Province

by Associated Press 6/30/2015 6:59 am

Arkansas has signed an agreement with a Vietnamese province that is aimed at boosting trade between the two regions.

Cleburne County Clerk Will Resign Over Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 6/29/2015 3:06 pm

A county clerk in Arkansas plans to resign effective June 30 because of a moral objection to issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

Asa Hutchinson Tells State to Find Execution Drug Supply

by Associated Press 6/29/2015 1:28 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says a U.S. Supreme Court ruling approving the use of the sedative midazolam in executions will allow states to move forward with lethal injections, though other issues remain in Arkansas.

Arkansas Republicans Shift from Marriage Fight (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/29/2015 7:18 am

In Arkansas, the GOP backlash against same-sex marriage included a governor who accused justices of disregarding Arkansans' beliefs and a conservative activist calling the decision "illegitimate." But it didn't include a call for the state to defy the nation's highest court.

Hutchinson Urges Caution on State Exchange After Ruling

by Associated Press 6/25/2015 1:32 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is urging caution on the state's move toward setting up its own insurance exchange after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide subsidies offered under the federal health overhaul.

Hutchinson Says Europe Trip Helped State Compete Globally

by Associated Press 6/24/2015 7:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says overseas trips like his recent economic development mission to France and Europe give Arkansas a chance to compete globally for jobs and companies.

Hutchinson Open to Bidding for New Education Test Provider

by Associated Press 6/23/2015 4:58 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's open to Arkansas considering multiple proposals from standardized testing companies.

Asa Hutchinson Tells Education Department to Drop PARCC

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/23/2015 6:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson tells education officials to drop Arkansas' involvement in a standardized test linked to the controversial Common Core standards.

Aerojet Rocketdyne to Expand Plant in Calhoun County, Add 85 Workers

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 3:02 pm

Aerojet Rocketdyne says it will expand its operation in the Highland Industrial Park in East Camden, adding 85 jobs to bring total employment there to more than 630.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Announces Inaugural Inductees

by Alexis Hosticka 6/22/2015 11:38 am

The Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame on Monday announced its inaugural 11 inductees, including four historic figures and one organization.

Arkansas Aerospace’s Summer in Paris

by Marty Cook 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas too often keeps some “well-kept secrets” as far as business goes. The aerospace industry doesn’t want to be secretive anymore.

Asa Hutchinson Talks Highway Funding, Europe Trip

by Mark Carter 6/11/2015 3:07 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday that "everything is on the table" for the Highway Funding Working Group he created and charged with finding new ways to fund state highways by Dec. 15.

Governor Names Elizabeth Smith to Arkansas Medicaid Fraud Post

by Associated Press 6/11/2015 2:12 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named a replacement for the state official who oversees the prevention and investigation of Medicaid fraud.

Governor, Wal-Mart Exec to Speak at Arkansas Good Roads Meeting

by Mark Carter 6/9/2015 10:16 am

Hutchinson is expected to give an update on the recently appointed Governor’s Working Group on Highway Funding, as well as an overview on the economic development incentives passed in the recently concluded special legislative session.

Arkansas to Pull Out of PARCC, Use ACT for Standard Tests

by Allen Reed, The Associated Press 6/8/2015 2:11 pm

Arkansas will change its provider of standardized tests, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Monday, the first shake up from an ongoing review of whether to retain Common Core education standards.

University of Arkansas to Host K-12 Education Conference

by Alexis Hosticka 6/8/2015 9:04 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will address educators and policymakers at a University of Arkansas-sponsored conference on June 10, focusing on student learning and assessment at Heifer International in Little Rock.

Lawmaker's Defection Sign of GOP Growing Pains (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/8/2015 7:13 am

Rep. Nate Bell's defection from the Republican Party isn't a sign the party is in trouble of losing its majority status anytime soon. It does, however, illustrate growing pains Republicans are going to have to manage.

ACLU Monitoring Ten Commandments Monument Law

by Mark Friedman 6/8/2015 12:00 am

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas is monitoring the progress of a new law that allows the state of Arkansas to place a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Capitol in Little Rock.

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