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Sun Paper, Hutchinson Sign Intent Letter to Study $1.4B South Arkansas Plant

by Lance Turner 11/23/2015 11:23 am

A long-planned paper plant in south Arkansas has taken another step forward. Shandong Sun Paper Industry on Monday signed a letter of intent with Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to study building a $1.4 billion pulp mill in the area.

Arkansas Has Mixed History on Welcoming Refugees (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/23/2015 7:09 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's opposition to locating any Syrian refugees in Arkansas is the latest chapter in the state's mixed history on welcoming those who have been displaced by war, natural disaster and other upheavals.

Arkansas Panel: Look at Tax Hikes, Revenue Shifts for Roads

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/19/2015 5:30 pm

A task force on Thursday recommended several options for boosting money for Arkansas roads, including tapping into car sales tax revenue and raising fuel taxes, but stopped short of endorsing a specific plan to address a highway funding shortfall.

Eldridge Calls for Suspending Syrian Refugee Relocation

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/18/2015 5:05 pm

Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Conner Eldridge says the resettlement of Syrian refugees should be suspended in the wake of last week's attacks in Paris while the vetting process is reviewed.

Asa Hutchinson to Tout Arkansas at American Chamber of Commerce in Japan

by Lance Turner 11/17/2015 5:06 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is continuing his trade mission in Asia, beginning his second full day in Japan with a schedule that includes a speech at a luncheon hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce Wednesday in Nagoya.

Hutchinson Announces Board, Judicial Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 1:47 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday announced the latest Arkansas board and judicial appointments.

Hutchinson: Focused on Economic Development Through Education, Trips Abroad

by Alexis Hosticka 11/12/2015 2:11 pm

At the 87th annual Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce meeting, Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks on his computer education program and plans to attract Chinese and Japanese business prospects to Arkansas.

Arkansas Poll Offers Very Narrow Opening for Democrats (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/9/2015 6:49 am

The annual Arkansas Poll doesn't offer much immediate hope for Democrats. But it does suggest some very narrow openings that the party may be able to eventually capitalize on.

Asa Hutchinson Plans Trade Mission to Japan, China

by Lance Turner 11/6/2015 2:14 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced plans to make his third international business development trip, this time to China and Japan on Nov. 15-24.

Hutchinson Calls on Congress to Allow Credit in Dealing with Cuba

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2015 3:22 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson continued his calls to further open Cuba to Arkansas businesses, urging Congress to allow "flexibility in credit extension" to the country as it re-establishes relations with the United States.

Launch of HubX a Turning Point, Officials Say

by Mark Carter 11/3/2015 9:39 am

The launch of the HubX Life Sciences startup accelerator, announced Friday by Baptist Health and the Innovation Hub in partnership with Iron Yard Ventures, signals what many state officials believe is a turning point for the state's tech startup ecosystem.

Filing Period Offers Answers About 2016 Race in Arkansas (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/2/2015 7:03 am

Dozens of legislative races around the state could offer answers on how both parties are adjusting to their newfound roles roughly a year after the GOP completed its sweep of statewide offices.

Taking the Road to Better Highways (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 11/2/2015 12:00 am

Arkansans have realized we can neither wait nor rely on Congress to adequately address highway or transportation infrastructure needs. States must address this issue themselves.

Baptist Health, Innovation Hub to Launch Health Care Accelerator

by Mark Carter 10/30/2015 3:29 pm

The program will launch with five to 10 startups, each of which will receive seed money of $25,000 to $50,000 and will also qualify for additional back-end investments.

Michael Lamoureux Defends $120K from Lobbyist-Funded Group

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 10/23/2015 7:38 am

The former president of the Arkansas Senate broke his silence Thursday about receiving $120,000 in consulting fees from a group largely funded by lobbyists and their clients while he led the Senate.

Kane Webb Tapped to Lead State Parks and Tourism

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/22/2015 10:27 am

Arkansas newspaper and magazine veteran Kane Webb has been named by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to serve as the next executive director for the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.

Chalk Mitchell Selected to Replace LT Simes as Circuit Judge

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2015 2:56 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Chalk Mitchell as First Judicial Circuit Judge, replacing Judge L.T. Simes II of Helena-West Helena, who died earlier this month.

John Selig's Exit Comes at Pivotal Time for DHS (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/19/2015 7:32 am

John Selig has had probably the least politically appealing job in Arkansas government. His departure as the Department of Human Services director adds more uncertainty to the future of the agency's key missions.

State Asks Arkansas Supreme Court to Toss Execution Delay

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 10/15/2015 7:01 am

The state has asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to dissolve a judge's order that temporarily blocks the upcoming executions of eight death-row inmates, saying the judge who issued the order overstepped his authority.

Metova to Open Fayetteville Office, Hire 30

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2015 9:20 am

Metova Inc. announced Tuesday that it will expand to Fayetteville and immediately create 30 technology-based jobs.