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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.

Legislative Groups OK Bonds Plan for Lockheed Martin Project

by Associated Press 5/27/2015 6:53 am

An $87 million incentive package aimed at luring a defense contract to south Arkansas was endorsed by legislative committees on Tuesday, a move that the Republican governor says could help the state land its first vehicle assembly plant.

Arkansas Session Tests Hutchinson for Future Fights (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/25/2015 10:03 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson appears unlikely to face any insurmountable obstacles in his push for incentives to lure a defense project to the state, or any of the other major items on his agenda when lawmakers convene this week.

A Task Force We Can Back (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/25/2015 12:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named a variety of task forces to address a variety of issues: health care reform, criminal justice, Common Core. We have a suggestion for one more: the Task Force on Ways to Reduce the Administrative Bloat in Arkansas’ Public Colleges & Universities.

Simulator To Develop Driver Skills at College of the Ouachitas

by Marty Cook 5/25/2015 12:00 am

College of the Ouachitas is planning a high-tech way to address the truck driver shortage in Arkansas.

Asa Hutchinson Proposes $87M Bond Package for Lockheed Martin

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/21/2015 11:24 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is proposing issuing $87 million in bonds to help Lockheed Martin land a defense contract for its Camden facility.

Update: Asa Hutchinson Details Special Session Agenda

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/20/2015 3:21 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says an effort to move up the state's primary and a reorganization of some agencies are also on the agenda for a special legislative session to take up an economic development project.

Special Session Puts Focus Back on Jobs (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/18/2015 6:59 am

An effort to lure a major defense contract to south Arkansas is offering Gov. Asa Hutchinson a chance to put the focus back on jobs weeks after a legislative session that ended with an unexpected fight over a religious objections law. But the special session planned later this month could also renew the debate over how much a Republican-controlled Legislature is willing to shed its dislike of government spending in exchange for the promise of a major economic development project.

Denny Altes Appointed to Serve as State's Drug Director

by Associated Press 5/14/2015 6:58 am

A former legislator who represented west Arkansas in both the state House and Senate has been appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson as the state's drug director.

Special Session Renews Push for Earlier Arkansas Primary

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/13/2015 6:55 am

A special legislative session planned later this month is raising hopes among some Arkansas Republican lawmakers that they'll get another chance to move up the state's presidential primary as part of a southeastern regional nominating contest.

Asa Hutchinson Declares Disaster Area After Severe Storms

by Associated Press 5/12/2015 6:51 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has issued a disaster proclamation for 10 counties after touring some of the damage from Sunday night's storms that killed two people.

Asa Hutchinson Calls Special Legislative Session

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/11/2015 12:42 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's calling lawmakers back to the Capitol later this month to consider incentives aimed at luring a defense contract to the state.

Computer Courses Measure Puts Arkansas at Forefront of Expanding Coding Opportunities

by Sean Beherec 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson drew the attention of educators and the tech industry when he ushered a bill through the Legislature requiring all high schools in the state to offer a computer science course.

Mike Huckabee, the Other Man from Hope, Opens 2016 Run

by Associated Press 5/5/2015 11:02 am

Declaring Tuesday that he can bring "the kind of change that truly can get America from hope to higher ground," former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee declared his Republican candidacy in the hometown he shares with former President Bill Clinton.

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