Tagged: asa hutchinson

Leslie Rutledge: Local LGBT Protections Barred by State Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/2/2015 6:52 am

Five local measures prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity cannot be enforced because of a new Arkansas law barring such protections, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge wrote in a nonbinding opinion Tuesday.

Hutchinson Asked to Set Execution Dates for 8 Inmates

by Associated Press 9/1/2015 1:32 pm

Arkansas' attorney general has asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to set execution dates for eight death row inmates in what would be the state's first executions in a decade.

Asa Hutchinson: Change Higher Education Funding Formula

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/1/2015 12:59 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is calling for changes in how the state funds higher education institutions and college scholarships in an effort to boost graduation rates.

JLTV Pursuit Offers Lesson for Future Deals (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/31/2015 7:10 am

Arkansas' failure to land a major military vehicle contract is a disappointment for officials who hoped to tout another "superproject" in the state. But it's not the setback that other missed economic deals have been, nor will it prompt the same level of soul-searching.

Inaugural Inductees Honored at Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Alexis Hosticka 8/28/2015 9:12 am

The new Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame inducted its first members, 11 women and one group, during a ceremony Thursday night at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Asa Hutchinson Says Work to Continue after Faith Summit

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/27/2015 6:51 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he wants the state to continue working with faith leaders about ways to address a shortage in foster homes and needs for re-entry programs for prisoners.

Oshkosh Corp. Beats Lockheed Martin, AM General to Make JLTVs

by Lance Turner 8/25/2015 4:05 pm

The U.S. Army on Tuesday awarded a contract to build the military's new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle to Oshkosh Corp. of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, beating Lockheed Martin, which would have made the vehicles in Camden.

Asa Hutchinson Seeks $1M for Foster Care Caseworkers

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 8/25/2015 3:32 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday that he has signed a letter asking the Legislature to approve spending about $1 million in rainy day funds on 40 additional workers in the state's foster care system.

Hutchinson Seeking $1M for Foster Care Caseworkers

by Associated Press 8/25/2015 3:20 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants lawmakers to approve spending $1 million in rainy day funds on 40 additional caseworkers in its foster care system.

Hutchinson Names Law Professor as New Chief Justice

by Mark Carter 8/25/2015 11:33 am

Long-time University of Arkansas law professor Howard Brill will serve out the term of retiring Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Hannah, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday.

Governor Proposes Changes to Medicaid Expansion

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/19/2015 11:39 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson supports keeping the state's first-in-the-nation hybrid Medicaid expansion, he said Wednesday, but only if the federal government provides the state with more flexibility to impose limits on the program.

Asa Hutchinson: Medicaid Cancellations to Resume

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/18/2015 3:10 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the state will resume its push to terminate Medicaid coverage for thousands of people, despite complaints that many being kicked off the program still qualify.

State Lawmakers OK Plan to Tap More Money for Prisons

by Associated Press 8/18/2015 11:24 am

Arkansas lawmakers have given initial approval to Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposal to tap an additional $7.4 million from Arkansas reserve funds to open 200 more prison beds.

Hutchinson Says Medicaid Cancellations to Resume

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/17/2015 4:42 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the state will resume its push to terminate Medicaid coverage for thousands of people, despite complaints that many being kicked off the program still qualify.

Hutchinson Looking at Planned Parenthood Defunding

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/14/2015 2:40 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is looking into whether Arkansas can end its Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood, a move that federal health officials have told other states could violate the law.

Asa Hutchinson's Son Involved in Conway Auto Accident

by Associated Press 8/14/2015 10:48 am

A son of Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson was involved in a two-vehicle auto accident in Conway.

Arkansas Buys Lethal Injection Drug, Aims to End Execution Hiatus

by Steve Barnes, Reuters 8/13/2015 7:32 am

Arkansas has bought drugs it plans to use for lethal injections, officials said on Wednesday, as it looks to end a decade-long hiatus on executions that is the longest of any Southern U.S. state.

Asa Hutchinson: Look at Revising, Renaming Common Core

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/13/2015 6:57 am

The Arkansas Board of Education should look at renaming Common Core as it reviews the education standards that have been criticized by some conservatives, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission, Court Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2015 9:18 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments.

Asa Hutchinson: More Than 1,300 Signed Up for Online Coding Classes

by Mark Carter 8/11/2015 2:57 pm

More than 1,300 Arkansas high-school students signed up over the summer for online computer coding education, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday.