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Asa Hutchinson Taps Aaron Burkes to Lead ADFA

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 1:27 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants former Republican lawmaker Aaron Burkes to be the next head of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority. Hutchinson on Monday submitted Burke's name to the ADFA board. Gene Eagle currently serves as ADFA president.

Lake View Case's Shadow Shrinks (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/9/2015 6:57 am

By allowing school districts to avoid being merged with their neighbors when they fall below the state's minimum enrollment, the Arkansas Legislature signaled that the shadow of a long-running education funding case no longer looms large.

Justin Harris Defends Transfer of Adopted Daughters

by Allen Reed, The Associated Press 3/6/2015 5:58 pm

Rep. Justin Harris of West Fork says he gave his adopted daughters to a man who later sexually abused one of them because the children had behavioral problems and professionals recommended the move.

Asa Hutchinson Seeks Review of Adoption Rules After Abuse Case

by Allen Reed, The Associated Press 3/6/2015 2:55 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has instructed the state to review adoption procedures after a House member gave his adopted daughters to a man who admitted to abusing one of them. Hutchinson met with two legislators Thursday after they filed bills to criminalize "re-homing."

Asa Hutchinson Names Holly Meyer to Circuit Court Post

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2015 10:04 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson named Holly Meyer to Arkansas’s 16th Judicial District, 2nd Division Circuit Court.

Members of Arkansas Task Force to Study Medicaid Plan Named

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/3/2015 6:50 am

Twelve Republicans and four Democrats have been named to a legislative task force studying alternatives for covering the thousands of people currently on Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion.

Arkansas Senate OKs State Prison Overhaul Plan

by Associated Press 3/3/2015 6:49 am

The Arkansas Senate has approved a key part of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plan to ease overcrowding of state inmates at local jails.

Asa Hutchinson Taps Johnny Key as Next Education Commissioner

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/2/2015 2:15 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson nominates former state Sen. Johnny Key to serve as the new Commissioner of Education and the administrative head of the Arkansas Department of Education.

Celgene Corp. Gives $10M to UAMS Myeloma Institute

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/2/2015 11:51 am

Celgene Corp. of Summit, New Jersey, announced Monday that it is giving $10 million to the Myeloma Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Hutchinson Straddles Issue with Unsigned Law (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/1/2015 1:43 pm

By letting a measure become law without his signature to prohibit local governments from expanding anti-discrimination protections, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is straddling the debate over a proposal being cast as endorsing bias against gays and lesbians.

Arkansas Senate Committee Backs Prison Overhaul Bill

by Associated Press 2/26/2015 7:15 am

A key component of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plan to overhaul the state prison system and reduce an inmate backlog received bipartisan support from a Senate committee Wednesday.

Wal-Mart Criticizes 'Conscience Protection' Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/25/2015 7:00 am

Wal-Mart on Tuesday criticized a "conscience protection" measure in the retail giant's home state that opponents say sanctions discrimination against gays and lesbians, while Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson also expressed concerns about the legislation.

After Meeting with Governor, Dan Douglas Puts Highway Bill On Hold

by Associated Press 2/25/2015 6:56 am

An Arkansas lawmaker says a proposal to shift tax revenue from car-related items to highways is on hold as he tries to find changes that could win the support of Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Wal-Mart Opposes Arkansas Law Some See as Allowing LGBT Bias

by Associated Press 2/24/2015 7:38 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it opposes a new law in its home state of Arkansas to ban cities and counties from expanding anti-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

Arkansas Bars Expanded Local Anti-Discrimination Laws

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/23/2015 3:17 pm

Arkansas has become the second state to ban local governments from expanding anti-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

Asa Hutchinson Prison Plan Will Take Time to Measure (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/23/2015 7:54 am

With a plan to ease a backlog of state inmates in county jails and an effort to end the revolving door of offenders in the state's prison system, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is trying to overhaul a criminal justice system that has bedeviled his predecessors.

Cursive Writing Bill Awaits Governor's Signature

by Associated Press 2/19/2015 1:27 pm

All that's needed to return cursive writing classes to Arkansas classrooms is a signature by Gov. Asa Hutchinson - and if he signs it, it will probably be in cursive.

Asa Hutchinson Names Gary 'Bud' Roberts to Lead ABC

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2015 1:06 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced Gary "Bud" Roberts as the new director of the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division.

Asa Hutchinson Outlines $32M Plan to Ease Prison Overcrowding

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/18/2015 5:43 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants to tap $32 million in reserve funds to open more prison space and hire additional parole officers in an effort to ease the overcrowding of state inmates in county jails.

Arkansas House Panel Supports Disbanding Lottery Commission

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 1:26 pm

The House Rules Committee on Wednesday supported a bill that would move responsibility for the lottery's operations from the Lottery Commission to a state agency.

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