Tagged: asa hutchinson

Crawford: Cuban Market Could Boost Arkansas, But Leaders Must Act Fast

by George Jared 2/7/2016 12:42 pm

Cuba's dependence on outside food sources could provide a $36 million annual boost to Arkansas' economy, particularly farmers in northeast Arkansas.

Hutchinson, AEDC Launch 'Arkansas Inc.' to Recruit, Retain Companies

by Alexis Hosticka 2/4/2016 2:10 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston launch "Arkansas Inc.," a new brand campaign to recruit companies to Arkansas while encouraging those here to continue to grow.

Arkansas GOP, Having Embraced Term Limits, Is Now Conflicted

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/4/2016 11:18 am

More than two decades after Arkansas became one of the first states to limit how long lawmakers could serve in the Legislature, Republicans who once championed the issue are conflicted.

Kentucky, Arkansas Top Coverage Gains as GOP Looks to Remake Medicaid

by Associated Press 2/4/2016 7:07 am

As Gov. Matt Bevin prepares to remake Kentucky's Medicaid program, a new national survey shows what's at stake: gains in insurance coverage matched only by one other state.

Cindy Gillespie, Former Romney Health Care Advisor, to Lead Arkansas DHS

by Lance Turner 2/3/2016 1:58 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced Cindy Gillespie, a former health care advisor to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, as the new director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services.

After Huckabee Exits, Arkansas Republicans Looking for New Presidential Candidate

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/2/2016 2:58 pm

With favorite son and former Gov. Mike Huckabee no longer an option, top Republicans in Arkansas said Tuesday they're weighing which of the other candidates to support in the presidential race.

Asa Hutchinson Reports More Than $73K in Trips Accepted

by Associated Press 2/1/2016 6:04 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he and his wife accepted more than $73,000 in airfare and travel last year, with a nonprofit foundation and the state Republican Party paying for his overseas trade missions.

Merit Selection of Arkansas Justices Gets New Look (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/31/2016 12:17 pm

The March judicial elections featuring two contested Supreme Court races won't just be a referendum on the direction voters want for the court. It could also offer a signal on whether voters even want a say in picking members of the state's highest court.

$6M Initiative Bringing 215 Teachers to Arkansas

by Associated Press 1/27/2016 2:56 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says $6 million is state and private funds are being used to bring more than 215 teachers to the state over the next three years.

Governor Names Jim von Gremp to Higher Education Coordinating Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2016 11:36 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday named Jim von Gremp of Rogers to the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board, effective March 1.

Uncertainty Surrounds Governor's Highway Plan (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/24/2016 1:15 pm

With a plan to tap into the state's surplus and divert some general revenue, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is offering short-term relief to Arkansas' long-struggling highway funding system. At the same time, his approach may inject more uncertainty into the state's budget in the coming years.

SIG Sauer, Remington to Bring 134 Jobs to Arkansas

by Lance Turner and Alexis Hosticka 1/21/2016 4:46 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced that a pair of firearm manufacturers will add 134 jobs in central Arkansas. SIG Sauer of Newington, New Hampshire, plans to put a new manufacturing facility employing 50 in Jacksonville. And the Remington Outdoor Co. of Madison, North Carolina, said it will create 84 new jobs at its plant in Lonoke.

Hutchinson Plan Aims to Raise $750M for Highways Without Higher, New Taxes

by Mark Carter 1/19/2016 2:45 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday unveiled his plan to fund state highways — a plan he says will generate $750 million in new funding over the next decade.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 9:12 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced appointments to state boards and commissions as well as judicial appointments.

Hutchinson Might Take More Chances in 2016 (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/17/2016 3:02 pm

A year after urging Arkansans to embrace the "energy of change" as he was sworn in as the state's 46th governor, Asa Hutchinson may be ready to embrace that energy himself.

Video: Gov. Asa Hutchinson Rings NYSE Opening Bell, Appears on CNBC, Fox Business

by Lance Turner 1/11/2016 8:33 am

Before ringing the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange, Gov. Asa Hutchinson stopped in at CNBC to talk computer coding, income tax and health care.

Dale Bumpers Death Marks End of Era in Arkansas (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/10/2016 3:54 pm

Dale Bumpers' death marks the end of an era in Arkansas and serves as a reminder of a not-so-distant time when voters could be won over by face-to-face politicking and impassioned speeches.

Asa Hutchinson: Remove Robert E. Lee from King Holiday

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/7/2016 7:02 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that he wants lawmakers to end the state's practice of commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the same day.

Hutchinson Orders Flags at Half-Staff for Bumpers

by Associated Press 1/6/2016 6:59 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has ordered U.S. and Arkansas flags be flown at half-staff in honor of Dale Bumpers, the former U.S. senator and governor who died last week.

Asa Hutchinson Asks for New Limits on Medicaid Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/5/2016 7:16 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants to overhaul the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion by requiring some participants to pay premiums, imposing a restriction on beneficiaries' assets and adding other limits, the Republican governor told federal officials in a letter released Monday.