Tagged: asa hutchinson

Governor Seeks Tax Cuts for Low-Income Arkansans, Military Retirees

by Lance Turner 12/13/2016 2:37 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he'll propose a $50 million tax cut for lower income Arkansans and back a plan that would eliminate state income tax for those who get pensions from the military. The $50 million tax cut would cover about 657,000 Arkansans, he said.

Asa Hutchinson Gives Lawmakers Easy Job with 2-Year Tuition Plan

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 12/12/2016 7:19 am

Arkansas legislators will fight in the 2017 session over education issues, particularly charter schools, but the governor has indicated he'll try to make part of their task easier.

Hutchinson Plans Grants to Woo Students to High-Demand Work

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 12/9/2016 10:13 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson suggests a way for high school graduates, home-school graduates and non-traditional students to learn skills without paying a dime.

Asa Hutchinson: Feds OK Modified Medicaid Expansion

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 12/7/2016 2:55 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says federal officials have approved a number of changes Arkansas wishes to make in a Medicaid expansion program known as "Arkansas Works."

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission Members to be Named

by Associated Press 12/7/2016 6:51 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Senate President Pro Tem Jonathan Dismang and House Speaker Jeremy Gillam are to announce the appointments Wednesday at the state Capital.

Asa Hutchinson Seeks US Approval for Medicaid Changes

by Associated Press 12/6/2016 9:31 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is meeting with officials in Washington as the state seeks approval for changes to its hybrid Medicaid expansion program.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson Announces Office of Transformation

by Associated Press 12/5/2016 2:52 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has announced creation of an Office of Transformation to find ways to make government more efficient and to reduce costs.

Chinese Garment Manufacturer Made First Move on Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Suzhou Industrial Park Tianyuan Garment Co., the company spending $20 million to open a garment plant in Little Rock late next year, made the first move on Arkansas in December 2015.

Hutchinson: Move Energy Office, Reduce Boards

by Associated Press 11/22/2016 6:49 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is proposing moving the state's energy office to the Department of Environmental Quality and reducing the number of committees that inspect local jails.

Tax Cut Fight to Dominate Part of Arkansas Session (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/21/2016 7:09 am

With tax-cut-happy Republicans growing ranks in the Legislature and Democrats angling for leverage on a key House committee, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is likely to experience more push-back on his tax cut plan.

Governor Welcomes Students to New Campus at Access

by Little Rock Family Staff 11/19/2016 12:00 am

Students are busy settling into the new Access Academy and Young Adult campus this fall at 1500 N. Mississippi St. in Little Rock.

Highland Pellets Celebrates New Pine Bluff Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2016 11:30 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday helped Highland Pellets LLC celebrate its new 600,000 metric ton per year wood pellet facility in Pine Bluff.

Arkansas Lawmaker Proposes Tax Break for Veterans' Benefits

by Associated Press 11/16/2016 9:57 am

A renewed effort to exempt Arkansas military veterans' retirement benefits from the income tax is one of the first bills filed ahead of next year's legislative session.

7 Companies Support Clean Line in Letter to Hutchinson

by Kyle Massey 11/16/2016 8:49 am

Corporations employing 4,000 Arkansans hope to get cheap renewable electricity from a controversial power line project.

GOP Governors Hope to Move Fast on Making Promised Changes

by Associated Press 11/16/2016 6:48 am

At the Republican Governors Association conference, Gov. Asa Hutchinson called for a "thoughtful approach" to revamping health care under the Trump administration.

Arkansas' Deep Red Shift Poses New Questions (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/14/2016 6:56 am

If it wasn't already clear, Tuesday night sealed it: Arkansas is no longer Clinton country.

'A Whole New Ballgame' (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/14/2016 12:00 am

President-elect Trump said during his campaign that repealing and replacing the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act would be a top priority of his administration. Now he and his fellow Republicans have their chance.

Video: Asa Hutchinson Talks Tax Cut, Marijuana, Trump

by Lance Turner 11/9/2016 3:37 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson reacts to Tuesday’s election results and talks through elements of his $50 million tax plan and the implementation of Issue 3, the medical marijuana act.

In New Budget, Asa Hutchinson Seeks $50M Tax Cut in 2 Years

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/9/2016 9:41 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is proposing a $50 million cut in Arkansas' income tax in two years, warning fellow Republicans that he'll oppose a push for further reductions unless they're offset by closing tax exemptions or cuts elsewhere in the state's budget.

Poll Shows Arkansas Voters Split Over Medical Pot Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/2/2016 4:10 pm

Arkansas voters were narrowly split over a proposal to legalize medical marijuana before the state Supreme Court disqualified a competing measure from next week's ballot, a new poll shows.