Tagged: asa hutchinson

Municipal League Seeks Special Session to Collect Online Sales Tax

by Mark Friedman 7/17/2017 12:00 am

It may be futile, but several Arkansas cities are urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson to hold a special session to pass legislation to force out-of-state online retailers to start collecting sales taxes.

GOP Health Care Plan Draws Mixed Reaction from Governors

by Associated Press 7/13/2017 3:22 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he remains concerned about Congress shifting costs to the states to maintain the same level of Medicaid coverage they have committed to. But he likes that the bill would provide more funding to help low-income people move off Medicaid and into the private market.

Stuttgart's Stratton Seed Gets PSC Approval for 1MW Solar Array

by Kyle Massey 7/13/2017 10:33 am

Stratton Seed Co. of Stuttgart plans to build a 1-megawatt solar array capable of supplying power to all 11 of its facilities in Arkansas and Lonoke counties.

Is LR at Tipping Point After Shooting? PR Voices Weigh In

by Kyle Massey 7/12/2017 3:08 pm

Arkansas media and public relations professionals fear that negative perceptions of the capital city are reaching a critical mass after the mass shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge downtown.

Governor Names Kirk Lane Arkansas Drug Director

by Associated Press 7/12/2017 11:21 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named the Benton Police Chief Kirk Lane as the state's new drug director.

Hutchinson Appoints Stan Jones to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2017 2:24 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday appointed Stan Jones of Walnut Ridge to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Building Named for Retiring UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2017 1:39 pm

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences honored retiring Chancellor Dan Rahn on Tuesday by dedicating an education building on the north side of campus as the Daniel W. Rahn Interprofessional Education Building.

Arkansas, Little Rock Grapple for Answers After Shooting (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/10/2017 6:52 am

The shooting at a Little Rock nightclub has elevated what had been a local issue into a state concern. But Arkansas' governor and lawmakers are likely to find what City Hall already knew: there's no simple answer.

Arkansas to Release Some Information to Voting Commission

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/5/2017 10:52 am

Arkansas officials say they'll partly comply with a request for information from President Donald Trump's voting commission, but won't release details such as voters' Social Security or driver's license numbers.

Hutchinson Tries Balancing Act on GOP Health Bill (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/3/2017 7:00 am

The future of Asa Hutchinson's agenda as Arkansas' governor hinges on what Congress does to follow through on a promise he and other Republicans have made to repeal a law they've long opposed.

Arkansas Hospitals Fear Changes in Medicaid, Arkansas Works

by Mark Friedman 7/3/2017 12:00 am

As the fight over health care continues in Congress, Arkansas hospital executives are worried about changes being made to Arkansas’ Medicaid expansion program known as Arkansas Works, which has saved hospitals $150 million annually in uncompensated care.

Asa Hutchinson: Changes Needed to U.S. Senate's Health Care Bill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/29/2017 1:20 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the Senate GOP's health care legislation needs to ease some of its limits on Medicaid spending and give the state greater control over the program.

Wal-Mart Holds Fourth Supplier Open Call

by Marty Cook 6/28/2017 1:29 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville invited more than 500 suppliers of U.S.-made products to pitch products at the company's fourth "Open Call" on Wednesday.

Arkansas Panel OKs Raises for Officials, Exempts Griffin

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/27/2017 11:27 am

An Arkansas panel has approved a 2 percent pay raise for all of the state's top elected officials except the lieutenant governor, who has said he didn't want the bump in salary.

To Gain Edge, Manufacturers Enlist Robots

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/26/2017 12:00 am

In Arkansas, where the May unemployment rate was a record-setting low of 3.4 percent, manufacturers aren’t concerned about robots taking jobs. They’re concerned about competing in a global marketplace.

Governor Tells Europe U.S. Is Still Committed to Global Trade

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/22/2017 9:43 am

Traveling in Germany, Gov. Asa Hutchinson says European business leaders were concerned about the U.S. being less committed to global trade.

Asa Hutchinson Hopes Panel Will Look at Online Tax Issue

by Associated Press 6/16/2017 7:36 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he hopes a task force that will recommend changes to Arkansas' tax code will also look at a proposal to require online retailers to collect and remit state sales taxes.

Trump Grants Request for Disaster Assistance in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2017 11:09 am

President Trump has granted the governor's request for a disaster declaration for the state after damage due to storms, tornadoes and flooding from April 26 to May 19.

Governor Announces Trip to Israel, France, Germany

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/14/2017 11:30 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, will travel to Israel, France and Germany from June 17-24 on an economic mission.

Facing Lawsuit, Procurement Chief Says There's No Appealing His Rulings in Protests

by Kyle Massey 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Procurement Director Edward Armstrong's answer to being sued over a ruling that gave a fourth-place bidder a major state contract boils down to four words: His word is final. So far, the law seems to agree with him.