Tagged: asa hutchinson

Arkansas Administering $600K for Wildlife Education Programs

by Associated Press 10/12/2015 4:33 pm

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission is distributing more than $600,000 in fines collected to schools and conservation districts for wildlife education programs.

October Proclaimed Farm to School Month

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

A program that connects schools with nearby farms to provide fresh produce for students and income for farmers is being recognized by Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s proclamation of October as Arkansas Farm to School Month.

Consultants: Arkansas' Health Plan Should Move People Upward

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 10/7/2015 1:51 pm

Consultants hired to review the state's "private option" Medicaid plan recommended that the program continue but suggested changes that would move participants into jobs and ensure they are leading healthy lives.

Tyson Foods Gives $1.3M to UA System's Agriculture Division

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2015 3:57 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Tuesday donated $1.3 million to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Arkansas Panel Moves Closer to Medicaid Proposals (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/5/2015 7:05 am

A report to lawmakers on Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion won't resolve the muddied future of the program, but it could at least provide clarity on the options the Legislature faces, and how difficult finding consensus will be.

Judge: Arkansas Must Fund Some Planned Parenthood Benefits

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/2/2015 3:31 pm

A federal judge says Arkansas must continue its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood while she weighs a lawsuit challenging the state's decision to cut off funding over secretly recorded videos by an anti-abortion group.

Governor: Arkansas Will Be in 'Top Tier' of Trading Partners with Cuba

by Lance Turner 9/29/2015 11:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson talked to reporters via telephone from Havana Tuesday as his economic development trip continues.

Arkansas Tries to be First in Line for Cuba Trade (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/28/2015 6:59 am

With his visit to Cuba this week, Asa Hutchinson is trying to make Arkansas the first in the door to take advantage of the new relationship between the countries.

Asa Hutchinson Heads to Cuba on Trade Mission

by Associated Press 9/28/2015 6:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he wants Arkansas to be in a position to take advantage if the United States' embargo with Cuba is lifted — as he heads a trade mission to the country this week.

Planned Parenthood’s Legal Victories

by Mark Friedman 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Planned Parenthood continued its legal successes this month against states that attempt to cut its funding.

Nucor to Invest $75M at Blytheville Steel Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2015 2:06 pm

Nucor Corp. announced Friday that its northeast Arkansas steel plant will install a $75 million Quench and Self-Tempering process, allowing it to produce certain grades of structural steel sections. Nucor aims to commission the new process in the second half of next year.

Nucor to Announce 'Significant' Investment in Mississippi County

by Lance Turner 9/24/2015 4:04 pm

Nucor-Yamato Steel Co. plans to will announce "a significant capital investment" in Mississippi County and "the State of Arkansas." It's planning a media event for 2 p.m. Friday.

Hutchinson Asks Panel to Put Exchange Plans on Hold

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/24/2015 12:02 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is asking a panel to put the state's plans to establish its own insurance exchange on hold as lawmakers look at the future of the state's Medicaid expansion.

Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2015 8:56 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the appointments the state boards and commissions.

State Group to Promote Military Bases for Economic Development

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2015 3:35 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday announced the formation of the Governor's Military Affairs Committee, which is charged with supporting and promoting the state's military installations for use in economic development projects.

Judge Reinstates Arkansas' Planned Parenthood Contract

by Associated Press 9/18/2015 6:46 pm

A federal judge on Friday ordered Arkansas to temporarily reinstate its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood after the state blocked funding over concerns about secretly recorded videos released by an anti-abortion group.

Judge Hears Case Over Arkansas Defunding Planned Parenthood

by Associated Press 9/18/2015 7:34 am

Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge Thursday to reinstate its Medicaid contract with Arkansas, arguing the state relied on "political disfavor" and not the law when it blocked funding over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.

Judge Sets Hearing on Arkansas Defunding Planned Parenthood

by Associated Press 9/14/2015 10:49 am

A federal judge has set a Thursday hearing over Arkansas' decision to cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood.

Don't Be Surprised by Delays on Arkansas Death Row (Kelly Kissel Analysis)

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 9/14/2015 7:33 am

It should come as no surprise that two years after Gov. Mike Beebe floated the idea of perhaps doing away with the death penalty, eight condemned inmates would be lined up for their turn in Arkansas' death chamber. But no one should be surprised if some or even all of the execution dates set between now and Jan. 14 pass without anyone dying.

Planned Parenthood Sues Arkansas Over Loss of Medicaid Money

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 9/11/2015 12:48 pm

Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging Arkansas' cancellation of its Medicaid provider contract, which Gov. Asa Hutchinson terminated amid concerns about secretly recorded videos released by an anti-abortion group.