Tagged: asa hutchinson

Rutledge Evaluating Abortion Ruling's Impact on Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/28/2016 7:14 am

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is evaluating how a U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas abortion law will affect a lawsuit over Arkansas' restrictions on how the abortion pill is administered.

Southern Garden Club Royals Descend on Little Rock

by Little Rock Soirée Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Ever wondered what goes on at the most prestigious garden meetings in the country? Soirée Spy shares a unique insider glimpse into their fabulously pruned world.

Arkansas Spending $400K for Computer Science Program

by Associated Press 6/15/2016 3:16 pm

Arkansas is spending $400,000 to offer an online program to middle school students around the state aimed at raising interest in computer science and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers.

Innovation Hub Joins Winrock International

by Alexis Hosticka 6/15/2016 11:31 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is becoming part of Winrock International of Little Rock, which is undertaking a "strategic reorganization of its U.S. and Arkansas programs."

SPONSORED: 4 Reasons Why Big River Steel Chose Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2016 12:00 am

An interview with Mark Bula, CCO of Big River Steel, who shares the essential reasons Big River Steel came to Arkansas.

Hutchinson Among Governors Set to Meet With Trump

by Associated Press 6/14/2016 10:27 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is among a group of Republican governors who are planning to meet with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

In Little Rock, Alzheimer's Association President Calls for More Research

by Sarah Campbell 6/1/2016 11:27 am

Alzheimer's Association President and CEO Harry Johns says the number of those diagnosed with the disease is on the rise, as is the cost of care, and more federal research dollars are needed.

Asa Hutchinson Names AJ Gary New ADEM Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/31/2016 11:15 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday named A.J. Gary, the former chief of police for the Conway Police Department, as the new director of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.

No Easy Options for Arkansas' Long-Term Road Plan (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/31/2016 7:04 am

The biggest criticism of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plan to raise nearly $50 million for highways is that it doesn't address the long-term needs for Arkansas' roads. But when you look at the options for closing that larger funding gap, it's easy to see why the governor punted.

Arkansan of the Year

by Arvest Bank 5/27/2016 12:00 am

For 30 years, Easter Seals Arkansas has recognized a distinguished leader who has given time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life for Arkansans. This year, Gov. Asa Hutchinson was celebrated for his commitment to helping children and adults with disabilities. The evening featured live auctions, libations and a gourmet dinner held in the Wally Allen Ballroom.

Hutchinson Signs Highway Plan Into Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/23/2016 2:03 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law his plan to raise nearly $50 million for highways in the coming year by tapping into the state's surplus, investment returns and other funds.

Asa Hutchinson's Highway Funding Plan Heads to Final Vote

by Associated Press 5/20/2016 4:06 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's highway funding plan won initial approval from lawmakers Friday, while an attempt to limit his $50 million proposal to one year appeared dead.

Arkansas Governor Hires Williams as New Chief of Staff

by Associated Press 5/20/2016 3:30 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says his director of state-federal relations Alison Williams will take over as his chief of staff next month.

Arkansas Lawmakers Side With Governor on LGBT Guidance

by Associated Press 5/18/2016 3:43 pm

Arkansas lawmakers are joining with Gov. Asa Hutchinson to encourage schools to disregard an Obama administration directive that they must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.

Broyles-Backed Publicity Rights Bill Gets 2nd Chance

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/17/2016 5:05 pm

A publicity rights bill backed by legendary former Arkansas football coach Frank Broyles' family that was vetoed last year is getting a new chance before lawmakers as they meet for a special session this week.

Session Sets Stage for Later Fight on Road Funding (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/16/2016 7:06 am

No matter what happens when Arkansas lawmakers meet this week to take up the governor's highway funding plan, one thing is clear: This won't be the end of the debate over how to pay for the state's road needs.

Never Say Never (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/16/2016 12:00 am

This is the perfect time to increase the fuel tax. Gasoline remains relatively cheap in historic terms, and the price per gallon can easily fluctuate by 5 cents per day. If we are going to have decent roads, we need an adequate and reliable funding mechanism — and spending the state rainy-day fund and nickel-and-diming other government needs just screams inadequate and unreliable, doesn’t it?

Some Top Arkansas Republicans Not Sold on Donald Trump (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/9/2016 6:53 am

After eight years of forcing state Democrats to keep their party's standard bearer at arm's length, top Arkansas Republicans are now grappling with a presumptive nominee who wasn't their first, second or even last choice.

Hutchinson Unlikely to Try Ending King-Lee Holiday This Year

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/6/2016 7:35 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday that he's unlikely to proceed this year with his plan to end Arkansas' practice of honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the same day.

Amendments Expand Arkansas Session Beyond Budget (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/2/2016 7:12 am

When Arkansas voters mandated the Legislature meet annually, the plan was for lawmakers to take up a wide range of issues one year and focus primarily on the budget the next. The same voters can be forgiven if they see little daylight between the two types of sessions nowadays.