Tagged: asa hutchinson

Mike Ross Calls for Tax Cut for Arkansas Manufacturers

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/24/2013 04:13 pm

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross is calling for the gradual reduction of the tax that Arkansas manufacturers pay for repairing or partly replacing machinery.

Mike Ross Raises $1M During Quarter for Governor's Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/15/2013 11:15 am

Former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross has raised more than $1 million over the past three months as he prepares for next year's Arkansas governor's race.

Debra Hobbs: Add Job Applications to Government Aid

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 8/20/2013 01:02 pm

A Republican candidate for governor said Tuesday that too many people "have learned how to work the system" and that she would want anyone receiving government assistance to also fill out a job application when applying for aid.

Curtis Coleman: Asa Hutchinson Tax Cut Plan 'Short-Sighted'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/8/2013 12:53 pm

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Curtis Coleman criticizes rival Asa Hutchinson's proposal to phase out Arkansas' income tax over time as "short-sighted."

Bill Halter's Exit Creates Hope for Arkansas Democrats (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/5/2013 07:33 am

The former lieutenant governor's decision to drop out of the governor's race is a boon to Mike Ross, the former congressman who now has a clear path to the Democratic nomination.

Democrat Dianne Curry Drops Out of Lieutenant Governor's Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/31/2013 07:26 am

The president of the Little Rock School Board announced Tuesday she was dropping her 2014 bid for lieutenant governor and is considering a run for a central Arkansas congressional seat.

Bill Halter Quits Race for Governor to Avoid 'Divisive Primary'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/29/2013 10:05 am

Former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter dropped out of the race for Arkansas governor Monday, saying he wanted to avoid a divisive primary with former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross for the Democratic nomination in 2014. Halter, who entered the race in January, told supporters about his decision in an email.

Asa Hutchinson: Phase In Cuts to Arkansas Income Tax

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/23/2013 09:14 am

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson is calling for a phased-in reduction of Arkansas' income tax, embracing a tax cut approach he once criticized.

Bill Halter, Mike Ross Trade Jabs Over Health Care

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/3/2013 04:49 pm

Bill Halter on Friday criticized Democratic rival Mike Ross and the Republican candidates for Arkansas governor for opposing the federal health care law, saying their stances would have prevented the state from providing insurance to thousands of low-income residents.

Former US Rep. Mike Ross Joins Arkansas Governor's Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/17/2013 10:30 am

Former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross has formally launched his bid to seek the Democratic nomination for governor next year.

Democrats' Race for Arkansas Governor in '14 Unsettled (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/24/2013 03:04 pm

Bill Halter and Mike Ross are moving closer toward what could be one of the biggest party fights ever for the state's top office.

Bill Halter Proposes Expanded Arkansas Scholarship Program

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/18/2013 02:53 pm

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Halter is proposing an expanded scholarship program in Arkansas that would allow students who maintain a 2.5 grade point average to attend the state's public colleges and universities tuition free.

The Other Shoe to Drop? Dustin McDaniel's Candidacy (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/27/2013 10:53 am

It was a surprising end to a campaign for the Democratic nomination that many believed was McDaniel's to lose.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel Leaving Governor's Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/25/2013 02:02 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he is dropping out of the 2014 governor's race, having admitted to an "inappropriate" relationship with Hot Springs attorney Andrea Davis. "It would have been a very negative and bitter race that was not focused on issues but rather, I believe, on me," McDaniel says.

Dustin McDaniel Calls Obama's Gun Plan 'Distressing'

by Jeannie Nuss 1/18/2013 07:26 am

Democrat Dustin McDaniel's comments come nearly a month after the only announced Republican gubernatorial candidate, former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson, was tapped to head a National Rifle Association effort to push for armed officers in the nation's schools.

Dustin McDaniel Raises $410K for 2014 Arkansas Governor Race

by Andrew DeMillo 1/15/2013 02:43 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has raised more than $410,000 in the final months of last year in his bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

Dustin McDaniel Tries to Reset with Apology (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/13/2013 01:59 pm

Apologizing for an extramarital relationship and fighting for a political future that once seemed bright, Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel tried to reassure voters that there won't be any similar revelations as he seeks the state's top office.

Asa Hutchinson Hasn't Changed, but Arkansas Has (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/6/2013 05:33 pm

Asa Hutchinson, the former congressman and the only announced Republican candidate for Arkansas' 2014 governor's race, hasn't changed much since his unsuccessful bid for the state's top office nearly seven years ago. But he is hopeful that his state has. He'll be the first to tell you that's what makes his new campaign so attractive.

Video: Asa Hutchinson Talks Armed Guards In Schools on CBS 'Early Show'

by Lance Turner 12/24/2012 07:18 am

Asa Hutchinson, now installed as the National Rifle Association's point man on getting armed security in every school in the country, appears on today's CBS "Early Show."

NRA Names Asa Hutchinson to Lead Program Calling for Armed Police in Every School

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/21/2012 02:19 pm

Former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson on Friday was named the head of a National Rifle Association effort to push for armed officers in the nation's schools, a move that could bolster the Arkansas Republican's conservative credentials as he prepares for a potential 2014 bid for governor.