Tagged: asa hutchinson

Governor Declares 11 More Counties Disaster Areas

by Associated Press 12/31/2015 8:01 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has issued disaster declarations for 11 additional Arkansas counties following severe storms that caused heavy flooding and damage throughout the state.

Asa Hutchinson Declares Disaster in 9 More Counties

by Associated Press 12/30/2015 5:20 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has declared a disaster in nine additional counties affected by the weekend's severe weather that caused heavy flooding and left damage throughout the state.

Hutchinson Declares 12 Counties Disaster Areas

by Associated Press 12/29/2015 6:21 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has issued disaster declarations for twelve Arkansas counties affected by the weekend's severe weather that caused heavy flooding and left damage throughout the state.

Big Questions Loom Over Arkansas Politics in 2016 (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/28/2015 7:22 am

As 2015 comes to an end, Andrew DeMillo examines the issues and challenges likely to dominate Arkansas' politics in the coming year.

Panel's Vote Avoids Looming Medicaid Fight (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/21/2015 7:06 am

A task force formed to study the future of Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion gave Gov. Asa Hutchinson the bargaining chip he wanted as he starts negotiating changes to a program covering more than 200,000 people. But it also avoided giving a definitive answer about the expansion's future.

Asa Hutchinson on Economic Qualities That Make Arkansas an 'Easy Sell'

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson talks to Arkansas Business about Sun Paper, how he sells Arkansas, what he's looking for in a new state Department of Human Services director and much more.

Update: Governor to Announce Efficiency Review of State Government

by Lance Turner and Alexis Hosticka 12/17/2015 5:13 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday directed the leaders of state agencies, boards and commissions to assist the Arkansas Policy Foundation in a study of "overall efficiency for the improvement of state government."

Tim Griffin to Lead Review of DHS

by Lance Turner and Alexis Hosticka 12/17/2015 4:23 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Thursday an organizational review of the state Department of Human Services, an effort he said will be led by Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Committee, Supreme Court Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/17/2015 4:12 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced appointments to various state boards and committees as well as special Supreme Court justice appointments.

Lawmakers Back Hutchinson's Effort to Change Medicaid Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/16/2015 11:18 am

Arkansas lawmakers have endorsed Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plan to add new restrictions to the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion, a move the Republican governor says will help him negotiate changes to a program providing coverage to more than 200,000 people.

Simmons Foods to Spend $26M on New Facility, Create 78 Jobs

by Lance Turner 12/15/2015 4:09 pm

Simmons Feed Ingredients, part of Simmons Foods Inc. of Siloam Springs, said Tuesday that it will invest $26 million in its new 89,125­-SF pet food ingredient facility, generating 78 new jobs.

Arkansas Panel Nearing Decision on Medicaid Expansion

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/15/2015 2:52 pm

A legislative task force began finalizing its recommendations on the future of Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion on Tuesday, as a top lawmaker urged colleagues to avoid fights over details about changes to a program that's providing coverage to more than 200,000 people.

Bad Boy Mowers Announces Expansion, 160 New Jobs

by Mark Carter 12/14/2015 10:13 am

The company will invest $7.8 million in a 68,000-SF facility on 10 acres across from its 1 million-SF, 29-acre facility. The expansion will add 160 future jobs, bringing employment to about 750 workers.

Second Class of ARA Fellows Announced

by Mark Carter 12/10/2015 3:31 pm

The ARA Fellows program, in its second year, recognizes established researchers at the state's five research universities and awards them three-year, $75,000 grants to further their research.

J.B. Hunt to Add 1,000 Jobs Over 6 Years

by Marty Cook 12/9/2015 2:45 pm

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell announced Wednesday that it will add 1,000 jobs in Arkansas over the next six years.

Hutchinson Urges New Restrictions on Medicaid Expansion

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/8/2015 5:20 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he wants lawmakers to look at a restriction on assets, a cap on lifetime benefits and other new limits if the state keeps its hybrid Medicaid expansion.

Tom Mars Joins Friday Eldredge & Clark

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2015 2:28 pm

Friday Eldredge & Clark of Little Rock announced Tuesday that Tom Mars will join the firm as senior counsel on Jan. 1.

Hutchinson Shifts Justice Reform Talk to Sentences (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/7/2015 7:13 am

Facing an exploding prison population that threatens to bust Arkansas' budget over the next decade, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is asking lawmakers to take a new look at sentencing guidelines that he says are "out of whack."

Asa Hutchinson Talks Importance of Agriculture, Relations with Cuba

by Alexis Hosticka 12/3/2015 3:40 pm

Having grown up the son of a farmer, Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he understands the importance of agriculture in the state, calling it part of "who we are" and noting that one in six Arkansas jobs are related to the industry.

Veach: Arkansas Agriculture Industry Works to Maintain, Expand Trade

by Alexis Hosticka 12/3/2015 10:51 am

Arkansas agriculture is a $20 billion industry and 30 percent of the state’s commodities are exported, according to Randy Veach, president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau. Veach spoke about trade issues and Arkansas’ international relations during a session at the organization’s 81st annual meeting, which is taking place through Friday in Little Rock.