Tagged: asa hutchinson

Bill Clinton Celebrates Little Rock 9, Warns More Work Lies Ahead

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 9/26/2017 7:08 am

Former President Bill Clinton told surviving members of the Little Rock Nine on Monday that they could wear dancing shoes to celebrate their integration of Central High School but must be ready to don marching boots as struggles for equality continue.

Hutchinson Embraces Latest Health Law Repeal Push (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/25/2017 7:39 am

If the latest GOP-backed Obamacare repeal overcomes last-minute obstacles in the Senate, the plan could offer even more uncertainty for the thousands of people in Arkansas who have health coverage through the health overhaul.

Asa Hutchinson, Senators Back Near Health Law Repeal Effort

by Associated Press 9/20/2017 7:08 am

Arkansas' Republican governor said Tuesday he backs a revived effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law, and the state's two GOP senators said they also support the legislation.

Bank of the Ozarks Formally Announces New Headquarters

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/19/2017 2:09 pm

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock, which has been planning a new headquarters in west Little Rock, joined Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola to formally announce those plans, including a timeline for construction and completion.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2017 3:11 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced appointments to boards and commissions.

Arkansas Pharmacists to Dispense Drug Overdose Antidote

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/6/2017 4:19 pm

Arkansas pharmacies can now dispense an overdose antidote drug without a prescription under an initiative aimed at reducing opioid-related deaths in the state.

Arkansas Court Takes New Look at Local Projects (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/5/2017 7:27 am

The state Supreme Court on Thursday will hear oral arguments in a case challenging $2.9 million in state surplus money that went toward the Central Arkansas Planning and Development District in 2015.

AEDC's Program for Minority Firms Extends Its Mission

by Kyle Massey 9/4/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s online directory of minority-owned firms now lists some 275 certified companies, and Pat Brown’s team is busy certifying women-owned businesses.

Facebook Expands Partnership with Arkansas Schools

by Associated Press 8/28/2017 2:59 pm

Facebook is expanding a partnership with Arkansas and will donate virtual reality kits to every public high school in the state.

Arkansas to Highlight Open Tech Jobs at New Website

by Lance Turner 8/15/2017 11:22 am

Arkansas is launching a new website, ARTechJobs.com, to help job seekers find positions in the technology sector in the state.

Arkansas Seeks Bids for Privatization of Juvenile Centers

by Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press 8/14/2017 3:58 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says Arkansas will seek bids from the private sector to take over operations of seven juvenile detention centers in the state.

NWACC Builds Toward National Dreams

by Marty Cook 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Northwest Arkansas Community College, now the largest two-year institution in the state after reporting enrollment of 7,761 in 2016, hopes to break ground on an auxiliary campus in Springdale and recently opened Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food at a renovated Tyson Foods plant on Eighth Street in Bentonville.

US Should Do More, Not Less, to Push Exports to Cuba (Randy Veach Commentary)

by Randy Veach 8/1/2017 11:09 am

The Arkansas Farm Bureau believes a move to roll back relations with Cuba is a step in the wrong direction. "There is no better diplomacy than making food available to another country," Randy Veach writes.

Health Law to Loom Over Arkansas Races in 2018 (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/31/2017 7:10 am

The failure of GOP efforts to end the 2010 law, even under a Republican White House and Congress, could make it harder for Republicans in the state to run again against the law they've derided as "Obamacare."

Parks, Streams & Woods: 50 Years of Arkansas Tourism and the Ad Man Who Saw It All

by Kyle Massey 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Shelby Woods with his marketing agency, Cranford Johnson Robinson & Woods, became the state’s top tourism marketer, publishing the Arkansas Tour Guide for 50 years and helping rebrand Arkansas as a “Natural State” for visitors.

Arkansas Health Insurers Seek Rate Hikes of 8 to 22 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/26/2017 11:24 am

Health insurance companies operating on the state's individual health insurance marketplace are seeking rate increases of between 8 percent and 22 percent, the state Insurance Department says.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s Guide to Arkansas

by Living in Arkansas 7/25/2017 12:05 am

Asa Hutchinson, the 46th governor of Arkansas, is a lifelong Arkansan with a passion for making life better for its people — while enjoying the benefits of the state’s abundant recreational offerings. The Living in Arkansas team caught up with the Governor to learn more about his love for The Natural State.

Governor, Business Mark Phase One of A-State Innovation System

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 7/21/2017 11:40 am

Regional business leaders, government officials and Arkansas State University employees gathered in downtown Jonesboro this week to launch the Garage, the first phase of A-State Innovation System.

Arkansas Completes Upgrade of Public School Broadband

by Associated Press 7/21/2017 7:18 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says a two-year project to get high-speed internet into all of Arkansas' public schools systems has been completed.

Governor Touts Global Investment in Arkansas

by Associated Press 7/19/2017 7:04 am

Arkansas' governor is promoting the state as a welcoming place for foreign companies to invest, joining at least three other states that have issued similar policy statements aimed at reassuring international firms.