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Hutchinson Says Europe Trip Helped State Compete Globally

by Associated Press 6/24/2015 7:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says overseas trips like his recent economic development mission to France and Europe give Arkansas a chance to compete globally for jobs and companies.

Hutchinson Open to Bidding for New Education Test Provider

by Associated Press 6/23/2015 4:58 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's open to Arkansas considering multiple proposals from standardized testing companies.

Asa Hutchinson Tells Education Department to Drop PARCC

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/23/2015 6:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson tells education officials to drop Arkansas' involvement in a standardized test linked to the controversial Common Core standards.

Aerojet Rocketdyne to Expand Plant in Calhoun County, Add 85 Workers

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 3:02 pm

Aerojet Rocketdyne says it will expand its operation in the Highland Industrial Park in East Camden, adding 85 jobs to bring total employment there to more than 630.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Announces Inaugural Inductees

by Alexis Hosticka 6/22/2015 11:38 am

The Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame on Monday announced its inaugural 11 inductees, including four historic figures and one organization.

Arkansas Aerospace’s Summer in Paris

by Marty Cook 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas too often keeps some “well-kept secrets” as far as business goes. The aerospace industry doesn’t want to be secretive anymore.

Asa Hutchinson Talks Highway Funding, Europe Trip

by Mark Carter 6/11/2015 3:07 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday that "everything is on the table" for the Highway Funding Working Group he created and charged with finding new ways to fund state highways by Dec. 15.

Governor Names Elizabeth Smith to Arkansas Medicaid Fraud Post

by Associated Press 6/11/2015 2:12 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named a replacement for the state official who oversees the prevention and investigation of Medicaid fraud.

Governor, Wal-Mart Exec to Speak at Arkansas Good Roads Meeting

by Mark Carter 6/9/2015 10:16 am

Hutchinson is expected to give an update on the recently appointed Governor’s Working Group on Highway Funding, as well as an overview on the economic development incentives passed in the recently concluded special legislative session.

Arkansas to Pull Out of PARCC, Use ACT for Standard Tests

by Allen Reed, The Associated Press 6/8/2015 2:11 pm

Arkansas will change its provider of standardized tests, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Monday, the first shake up from an ongoing review of whether to retain Common Core education standards.

University of Arkansas to Host K-12 Education Conference

by Alexis Hosticka 6/8/2015 9:04 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will address educators and policymakers at a University of Arkansas-sponsored conference on June 10, focusing on student learning and assessment at Heifer International in Little Rock.

Lawmaker's Defection Sign of GOP Growing Pains (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/8/2015 7:13 am

Rep. Nate Bell's defection from the Republican Party isn't a sign the party is in trouble of losing its majority status anytime soon. It does, however, illustrate growing pains Republicans are going to have to manage.

ACLU Monitoring Ten Commandments Monument Law

by Mark Friedman 6/8/2015 12:00 am

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas is monitoring the progress of a new law that allows the state of Arkansas to place a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Capitol in Little Rock.

Choosing Arkansas Judges: Elections or Selections?

by Mark Friedman 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Two high-profile cases have brought renewed attention to the question of whether Arkansas' system of electing state Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges needs fixing.

Independence County Receives $1.25M Economic Grant

by Lance Turner 6/6/2015 3:02 pm

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration has announced a $1.25 million grant to Independence County to be used for infrastructure improvements near a poultry feed mill.

Department of Education Selects Anthony Owen as Computer Science Coordinator

by Alexis Hosticka 6/2/2015 3:14 pm

The Arkansas Department of Education selected Anthony Owen as the leader of the computer science initiative in the state beginning on July 1.

Republican Committee Calls for Dennis Milligan's Resignation

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 6/1/2015 3:24 pm

The Jefferson County Republican Committee is calling for the resignation of Republican Arkansas Treasurer Dennis Milligan.

Southwest Steel to Add 100 Workers, Invest $18M in Newport

by Lance Turner 6/1/2015 10:05 am

Southwest Steel Processing said Monday that it will invest $18 million in its Newport parts plant and hire 100 workers there over the next two years.

Hutchinson Cites Emergency in 5 More Counties Due to Floods

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 5/29/2015 5:00 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson added five counties to an emergency declaration Friday after a helicopter tour of areas hard-hit by floods.

Lawmakers Approve Moving Arkansas' Primaries to March

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/28/2015 3:23 pm

Arkansas lawmakers have given final legislative approval to move the state's primaries from May to March next year, a move that supporters argue will give the state a greater say in who the presidential nominees are.

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