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Arkansas Officials: Highway Funding Plan May Wait Until '19

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/18/2017 2:02 pm

Arkansas highway officials are leaving open the possibility they'll take a road funding proposal to lawmakers in 2019 rather try to put it on the ballot next year.

Governor: Rate Hikes Don't Threaten Arkansas Medicaid Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/17/2017 1:51 pm

Arkansas' governor says the insurance rate increases approved by state regulators after the Trump administration ended a key subsidy won't threaten the future of Arkansas Works.

Asa Hutchinson Opposes Tapping General Revenue for Roads

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/17/2017 11:15 am

Arkansas' governor says he'll "vigorously oppose" any highway funding ballot initiative that calls for tapping into general revenue for road needs.

Hutchinson Says He Has $1.5M for Re-Election Try

by Associated Press 10/17/2017 7:26 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's re-election team says the incumbent has more than $1.5 million available ahead of Arkansas' primary and general elections next year.

Hutchinson Announces $500K Grant for Cyber Range At UCA

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/4/2017 3:09 pm

University of Central Arkansas will receive a $500,000 grant to develop a cyber range to train college and K-12 students.

Delta Regional Authority Announces $2.8M for Arkansas Cities

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2017 2:10 pm

The Delta Regional Authority and Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced $2.8 million in new DRA investments in the state's infrastructure, workforce and economy.

Charting a Course for Road Funding in Arkansas (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 10/3/2017 1:48 pm

Decisions made in the coming months by elected officials, and possibly the voters, will shape the future of Arkansas' transportation infrastructure for years to come.

David Sanders Named Director of Innovate Arkansas

by Lance Turner 9/28/2017 10:16 am

Winrock International names David Sanders director of Innovate Arkansas, the statewide initiative that helps scale Arkansas technology ventures.

Simmons Foods to Build New $300M Chicken Plant in Benton County

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/27/2017 3:36 pm

Simmons Prepared Foods Inc. of Siloam Springs said Wednesday that it will spend $300 million on a new chicken facility that will create about 1,500 jobs in Benton County. The company said the facility will produce fresh and frozen chicken products for retail and restaurant customers.

Morfe Manufacturing to Invest $3.8M, Add 123 Jobs in Mountain Pine

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/27/2017 11:22 am

Morfe Manufacturing Co. said Wednesday that it will invest $3.8 million to expand its Mountain Pine plant and create 123 new jobs.

Winrock International Awarded $279K Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2017 1:33 pm

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Tuesday that Winrock International has been awarded a $279,202 grant for the Delta Innovation Fund.

Bill Clinton Celebrates Little Rock 9, Warns More Work Lies Ahead

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 9/26/2017 7:08 am

Former President Bill Clinton told surviving members of the Little Rock Nine on Monday that they could wear dancing shoes to celebrate their integration of Central High School but must be ready to don marching boots as struggles for equality continue.

Hutchinson Embraces Latest Health Law Repeal Push (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/25/2017 7:39 am

If the latest GOP-backed Obamacare repeal overcomes last-minute obstacles in the Senate, the plan could offer even more uncertainty for the thousands of people in Arkansas who have health coverage through the health overhaul.

Asa Hutchinson, Senators Back Near Health Law Repeal Effort

by Associated Press 9/20/2017 7:08 am

Arkansas' Republican governor said Tuesday he backs a revived effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law, and the state's two GOP senators said they also support the legislation.

Bank of the Ozarks Formally Announces New Headquarters

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/19/2017 2:09 pm

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock, which has been planning a new headquarters in west Little Rock, joined Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola to formally announce those plans, including a timeline for construction and completion.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2017 3:11 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced appointments to boards and commissions.

Arkansas Pharmacists to Dispense Drug Overdose Antidote

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/6/2017 4:19 pm

Arkansas pharmacies can now dispense an overdose antidote drug without a prescription under an initiative aimed at reducing opioid-related deaths in the state.

Arkansas Court Takes New Look at Local Projects (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/5/2017 7:27 am

The state Supreme Court on Thursday will hear oral arguments in a case challenging $2.9 million in state surplus money that went toward the Central Arkansas Planning and Development District in 2015.

AEDC's Program for Minority Firms Extends Its Mission

by Kyle Massey 9/4/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s online directory of minority-owned firms now lists some 275 certified companies, and Pat Brown’s team is busy certifying women-owned businesses.

Facebook Expands Partnership with Arkansas Schools

by Associated Press 8/28/2017 2:59 pm

Facebook is expanding a partnership with Arkansas and will donate virtual reality kits to every public high school in the state.

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