Tagged: asa hutchinson

Asa Hutchinson Weighs In On Trump Comments

by Lance Turner 10/13/2016 3:08 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson held a news conference today ahead of a six-day trip to China, but much of it was taken up questions about GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Asa Hutchinson to Promote Rice, Poultry on China Trip

by Lance Turner 10/13/2016 11:54 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will travel to China to meet with existing and prospective business contacts and with government officials about opening the country to Arkansas rice and poultry.

Court: Arkansas Voters Can Decide Medical Marijuana Plan

by Associated Press 10/13/2016 9:51 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court says voters can consider a medical marijuana proposal on the November ballot.

Arkansas Casino Backers Project $122M Tax Revenue Boost

by Associated Press 10/11/2016 3:50 pm

Supporters of a plan to legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties are projecting the move would create an additional $122 million in tax revenue each year and thousands of new jobs, but opponents of the ballot measure are rejecting the study as "propaganda."

Pernod Ricard to Bottle Malibu Rum in Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 11:39 am

Pernod Ricard USA of New York says it will expand its Fort Smith production facility in order to bottle its Malibu Rum brand sold to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville.

Asa Hutchinson: Arkansas Would See Benefits From Clean Line Project

by Kyle Massey 10/4/2016 9:19 am

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson both spoke of benefits from the controversial Plains and Eastern Clean Line, which would carry 4,000 megawatts of wind-generated power across Arkansas.

Named Next Chief of Oil and Gas Group, Hutchinson Decries U.S. Regulation

by Kyle Massey 10/3/2016 5:40 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson was named the next chairman of the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission, which promotes American-produced energy.

G.C. Evans, Sleeve Seal Investing $6.4M, Creating 43 Jobs

by Alexis Crowe 10/3/2016 10:44 am

G.C. Evans Sales and Manufacturing and Sleeve Seal say they will invest a combined $6.4 million to expand operations in Little Rock and create 43 new jobs.

Business Opponents Say Legalizing Medical Marijuana Unsafe, Would Drive Away Jobs

by Sarah Campbell 9/28/2016 12:16 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and four business leaders speak against two proposals that would legalize marijuana use by those with certain medical conditions.

Lecheek Nutrition Investing $6.7M, Will Create 100 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2016 10:46 am

Lecheek Nutrition is investing $6.7 million in a new facility that will expand its operations in Harrison and add 100 new jobs.

Nucor Corp. Plans New $230M Mill at Blytheville, 100 Jobs

by Lance Turner 9/20/2016 4:01 pm

Nucor Corp. says it will add a $230 million cold mill to its Blytheville operation as it seeks to grow sales to the automotive market.

Asa Hutchinson: Use Tobacco Money for Disabled Programs

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/13/2016 1:08 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is proposing tapping into $8.5 million in unused money from the state's 1999 settlement with tobacco companies to provide more services to the developmentally disabled.

American Airlines to Invest $2M, Bring 60 Jobs to Little Rock

by Lance Turner and Sarah Campbell 9/13/2016 10:50 am

A subsidiary of American Airlines Group says it will invest $2 million to establish a new aircraft maintenance facility at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock.

Asa Hutchinson, Doctors Criticize Medical Marijuana Push

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/12/2016 1:05 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and some of the state's top doctors are criticizing efforts to legalize medical marijuana, accusing backers of two ballot measures of misleading voters about the benefits of the drug.

ARA Names Two Scholars, Two Fellows

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2016 1:24 pm

The Arkansas Research Alliance, the University of Arkansas for Medical Science and Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced two new ARA scholars and two new ARA fellows.

Asa Hutchinson Announces School Coding Competition

by Sarah Campbell 9/7/2016 12:44 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces the new Governor's All-Region and All-State Coding Competition.

Urban League Report Examines Hispanics, African Americans in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 9/1/2016 11:34 am

The Urban League of the State of Arkansas releases its first yearly report examining the "State of African Americans and Hispanics in Arkansas."

Governor, FDA Sign Agreement Extending NCTR Program

by Sarah Campbell 8/31/2016 11:45 am

Arkansas has signed a memorandum of understanding to extend its partnership with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) in Jefferson County.

Recruiting Billion-Dollar Shandong Sun Paper Mill Starts With Breakfast

by George Waldon 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The future pulp mill site, five miles south of Arkadelphia, represents Shandong Sun Paper’s first North American project. Construction of the complex is expected to begin a year from now and produce 250 new jobs to staff it when fully operational in 2020.

Issue 3: A Job-Luring Amendment, or Corporate Welfare?

by Mark Friedman 8/22/2016 12:00 am

If Arkansas voters approve an amendment to the state Constitution in November, supporters say it will help bring more companies and jobs to the state. Opponents say it’s corporate welfare.