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Asa Hutchinson: Arkansas Leads Nation in Foreign Direct Investment

by Todd Traub 5/20/2017 12:24 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, speaking at the Arkansas Delta Conference, said Arkansas leads the nation in foreign direct investment.

Governors Work Senate As Power Brokers in Obamacare Repeal

by Yasmeen Abutaleb, Reuters 5/17/2017 7:07 am

A group of about a dozen Republican governors is pushing for its own set of national health care reforms, flexing its considerable muscle in the national debate over the future of Obamacare as the U.S. Senate begins writing its bill.

Asa Hutchinson Formally Launches Re-Election Bid

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/16/2017 11:31 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has formally launched his bid for re-election, saying he wants to expand on tax cuts he's championed and efforts to create more jobs in the state.

Chinese Textile Manufacturer to Invest $410M, Create 800 Jobs

by Lance Turner 5/10/2017 2:59 pm

Shandong Ruyi Technology Group plans to invest $410 million to remodel the former Sanyo manufacturing facility in Forrest City into a textile factory, employing 800 people.

Be Prepared (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/8/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas politicians must not allow the politicization of the issue to prevent the state from confronting a changing climate.

Driving Government Efficiencies (Greg Kaza Commentary)

by Greg Kaza 5/8/2017 12:00 am

Widespread private sector practices can help government operate more efficiently and save scarce resources.

Arkansas to Cut $43M from Upcoming Year's Budget

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/3/2017 6:59 am

Arkansas is cutting its budget for the coming fiscal year by $43 million, state officials announced Tuesday, days after the governor ordered reductions in this year's funding for state agencies.

Lawmakers Give First OK to Removing 60K from Arkansas Works

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/2/2017 2:38 pm

Arkansas lawmakers have given initial approval to moving 60,000 people off the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion program and to impose a work requirement on its participants.

Arkansas Lawmakers Advance Medicaid Expansion Plan

by Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press 5/2/2017 6:56 am

An Arkansas House committee has advanced a proposal to change the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion program.

Asa Hutchinson Still Faces Scrutiny Over Executions (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/1/2017 6:53 am

Lingering questions about Arkansas' last execution is going to make shifting attention to other issues a difficult task for Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Heritage Department Buys Mosaic State Temple Building

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/1/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Department of Heritage bought the former headquarters of the Mosaic Templars of America at 906 Broadway from the Leonal W. Kilgore Revocable Trust.

Working on Arkansas Works (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/1/2017 12:00 am

The state’s iteration of the Affordable Care Act has been praised for reducing the ranks of the uninsured, giving thousands more Arkansans access to primary health care and lessening reliance on emergency care.

Asa Hutchinson Calls for $70M in Budget Cuts

by Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press 4/28/2017 3:33 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has announced a $70 million state budget cut to offset a revenue shortfall for the fiscal year.

Asa Hutchinson Dismisses Calls for Full Execution Probe

by Kelly P. Kissel and Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/28/2017 2:00 pm

The Arkansas governor says that he sees no reason for anything beyond a routine review of the state's execution procedures after a condemned inmate lurched and convulsed 20 times during a lethal injection.

Study Says 5 Bases Yield $4.5B in Gross State Product

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/26/2017 11:15 am

A study by the Governor's Military Affairs Committee found that the state's five military installations generate $4.5 billion in gross state product.

Chris Weiser Named to National Manufacturing Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 11:19 am

Chris Weiser, owner and CEO of J.V. Manufacturing in Springdale, is the first Arkansan to be appointed to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board.

Arkansas Prepares for 1st Double Execution in US Since 2000

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/24/2017 6:57 am

Two condemned Arkansas killers who admit they're guilty but fear their poor health could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections set for Monday might become the first inmates put to death in a double execution in the U.S. in more than 16 years.

Higher Education Bubble Vexing for Arkansas Institutions

by Gwen Moritz 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Runaway inflation in the health care sector is obvious to every American family, but when a kid heads to college, this fact hits home: The consumer cost of higher education has inflated even faster over the past quarter-century.

Former Arkansas US Rep. Jay Dickey Dies at 77

by Associated Press 4/21/2017 11:12 am

Former U.S. Rep. Jay Dickey has died at the age of 77. Dickey was the first Republican to be elected to his Pine Bluff-area district since Reconstruction.

Conservatives Fault Arkansas Supreme Court for Halting Executions

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/20/2017 6:19 am

Arkansas' attempt to carry out its first execution in nearly 12 years wasn't thwarted by the type of liberal activist judge Republicans regularly bemoan, but by a state Supreme Court that's been the focus of expensive campaigns by conservative groups to reshape the judiciary.

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