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State Chamber Urges Legislature to Maintain Arkansas' 'Business-Friendly' Reputation

by Associated Press 3/31/2015 4:25 pm

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas on Tuesday asked legislative leaders to work "to prevent the mischaracterization of Arkansas’s people and their attitudes towards others."

Hutchinson Vetoes Publicity Rights Bill; Senate Override Fails

by Associated Press 3/31/2015 4:01 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has vetoed a publicity rights bill backed by the family of Arkansas football legend Frank Broyles.

Enviro Tech Dedicates Helena-West Helena Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/31/2015 11:43 am

Enviro Tech Chemical Services on Tuesday dedicated its plant at the Helena Harbor in Helena-West Helena, saying it hopes to have 80 workers in place there by the end of the year.

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola Urges Governor to Veto HB1228

by Associated Press 3/31/2015 10:56 am

Little Rock's mayor is urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto a "religious freedom" bill, calling it "too divisive." Chambers of commerce in Little Rock and North Little Rock also express opposition.

Law Would Give Arkansas One of Country's Longest Abortion Wait Times

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/31/2015 7:07 am

Arkansas would have one of the longest waiting periods in the nation before a woman could have an abortion under legislation given final approval Monday, which also changes the information a woman must be given before undergoing the procedure.

Asa Hutchinson, Bob Ballinger Don't Seek Changes to #HB1228

by Associated Press 3/31/2015 6:58 am

Opponents of an Arkansas "religious freedom" measure that they say will allow widespread discrimination against gays and lesbians filled the state Capitol on Monday to protest the bill as it neared a final vote.

Getting It Right (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/30/2015 12:00 am

Last month, Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed House Bill 1183, requiring that all public high schools teach computer science. Late this month, the magazine Wired praised Hutchinson — and Arkansas — for the move.

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Seeks to Cope With Climate Change

by Jan Cottingham 3/30/2015 12:00 am

Call it what you will, the chief of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Services says that the state is facing a new normal, one in which extreme weather events are occurring more often and with greater intensity.

#HB1228 Tests LGBT Economic Argument (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/29/2015 4:41 pm

How the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" is testing an effort by gay rights supporters to turn the fight over anti-discrimination laws and same-sex marriage into a financial debate, not a social one.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Joins in Chorus Against Religious Protection Bill

by Lance Turner 3/27/2015 1:59 pm

Arkansas is starting to hear from civil rights leaders and the CEOs if prominent tech firms about HB1228, a religious protection bill that was approved in the state Senate this afternoon and now heads back to the House.

Asa Hutchinson: No Room for More Tax Cuts

by Associated Press 3/26/2015 2:33 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says there's no room in his proposed budget for additional tax cuts, despite a renewed push to find funding for an exemption for military veterans.

Asa Hutchinson Says He'd Sign Religious Protection Bill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/26/2015 11:40 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he would sign into law a religious protection measure that opponents have said would open the door to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Asa Hutchinson Names Mike Preston as New AEDC Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2015 10:58 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced Mike Preston as the new executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

Asa Hutchinson Says Advocacy Group to Pay $25,000 for DHS Review

by Allen Reed, The Associated Press 3/26/2015 6:52 am

A national advocacy group has pledged $25,000 to pay for an independent review of Arkansas' human services agency following revelations that a lawmaker gave his adopted daughter to a man who later sexually abused her, Gov. Asa Hutchinson's office said Wednesday.

Arkansas House Members Approve Capital Gains Tax Break

by Associated Press 3/25/2015 3:05 pm

Arkansas House members have passed a bill to restore a capital gains tax break that had been reduced to help pay for a middle class income tax cut proposed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Arkansas House Supports Plan to Ease Prison Overcrowding

by Associated Press 3/25/2015 6:59 am

The Arkansas House has endorsed a key part of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's criminal justice reform plan to help ease overcrowding at county jails.

MISO Unveils $22M Operations Center in Little Rock

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 3/24/2015 1:51 pm

A nonprofit company that manages the power grid from the Gulf Coast to Manitoba says a new Little Rock operations center will help keep utility costs down.

Asa Hutchinson Meets with Small Business Owners

by Associated Press 3/19/2015 3:22 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson met with a group of small business owners to talk about how government should work alongside the private sector and take questions from the crowd.

Bruce Cozart Pulls Nonprofit School District Proposal

by Associated Press 3/18/2015 6:52 am

A proposal to allow private nonprofits to take control of failing Arkansas school districts endorsed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson has been pulled by its sponsor.

Governor Throws Weight Behind Arkansas Workforce Legislation

by Associated Press 3/17/2015 3:17 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is throwing his support behind a number of bills intended to help improve the quality of Arkansas' workforce.

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