Tagged: asa hutchinson

Bid to Strip Confederate Link From Arkansas Flag Fails Again

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/21/2019 6:39 am

An Arkansas House panel on Wednesday rejected for a second time a proposal to change the meaning of a star on the state's flag that represents the Confederacy, despite an endorsement from the Republican governor.

What's Rice? Under Arkansas Law, It's Not Cauliflower

by Kyle Massey 3/20/2019 11:32 am

Act 501 creates a fine for labeling any product as rice if it isn't a product of the swamp grass cultivated for grain around the world.

Bill Keeping March Presidential Primary Heads to Governor

by Associated Press 3/20/2019 6:36 am

Arkansas is poised to keep its presidential primary in March and hold its nominating contests in May during non-presidential years.

Arkansas Lawmakers Send Governor 18-week Abortion Ban

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/13/2019 4:45 pm

Arkansas lawmakers on Wednesday sent the governor legislation banning most abortions 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy, a prohibition that could be the strictest in the country.

Asa Hutchinson Opposes Bills Scaling Back Wage Hike

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/13/2019 3:37 pm

Arkansas' Republican governor says he opposes legislative efforts to scale back a minimum wage hike that voters approved last year, a day after a panel endorsed proposals adding exemptions to the increase.

Asa Hutchinson Signs $95M Highway Funding Bill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/12/2019 12:17 pm

Arkansas' governor on Tuesday signed a $95 million highway funding bill that will raise fuel taxes for the first time in 20 years, setting up an election year fight over a plan to ask voters to keep paying a half-cent sales tax for road needs.

Rocked by Rift, Pledger Earns Applause at AETN Commission Meeting

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

The rift between the Arkansas Educational Television Network and its support and fundraising arm, the AETN Foundation, didn’t get any mention at Tuesday’s quarterly meeting of the AETN Commission in Little Rock.

Senate Committee Votes Down New Self-Defense Bill

by Hannah Grabenstein, The Associated Press 3/7/2019 6:58 am

After a heated and contentious debate, Arkansas' Senate Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday against a bill which would have loosened regulations for the use of deadly force in self-defense.

Arkansas Highway Funding Bill Heads to Governor's Desk

by Associated Press 3/6/2019 7:05 am

Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to a bill raising fuel taxes and tapping into expected casino revenue for roads, sending the governor a key part of his highway funding plan.

Asa Hutchinson Backs Removing Confederate Link to State Flag

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/5/2019 6:47 am

Arkansas' governor backs an effort to change the meaning of a star on the state flag that honors the Confederacy to instead have it acknowledge Native Americans' contributions to the state.

Consulting Payment, Veteran COO's Firing Open Rift Between AETN and Foundation

by Kyle Massey 3/1/2019 1:28 pm

Questions about payment practices and the subsequent firing of a three-decade employee have jolted the Conway headquarters of the Arkansas Educational Television Network and its nonprofit partner and fundraiser, the AETN Foundation.

Arkansas Energy Advocates Tout Jobs, Growth at State Capitol

by Kyle Massey 2/27/2019 12:04 pm

Wednesday was Arkansas Advanced Energy Day at the state Capitol, as decreed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who marshaled some impressive economic development numbers in his declaration.

Arkansas House Panel Advances Highway Funding Proposal

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/26/2019 11:25 am

An Arkansas House panel has endorsed a proposal to raise fuel taxes for the first time in 20 years and tap into expected casino revenue to increase funding for state highways.

Arkansas Grapples with Ethics Cleanup Amid Federal Probes

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/25/2019 6:41 am

Arkansas has had its share of notable corruption cases over the years, including when the governor who succeeded Bill Clinton was convicted in a Whitewater-related probe and when a state treasurer was caught accepting bribes stashed in pie boxes.

Highway Work Ahead, And It’s About Time

by Marty Cook 2/25/2019 12:00 am

The long-delayed Arkansas highway funding initiative moved along this week, passing a Senate committee with one official no vote.

Arkansas Senate Approves Funding Plan for State's Highways

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/22/2019 6:41 am

The Arkansas Senate approves a proposal to raise fuel taxes and tap into expected casino revenue for state highways, advancing the first part of a plan by the governor to fund state roads.

Arkansas Senate Panel OKs Funding Plan for State Roads

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/21/2019 6:43 am

An Arkansas Senate panel advances a key part of the governor's $300 million highway funding plan, approving a proposal to raise fuel taxes and tap into expected casino revenue for the state's road needs.

Asa Hutchinson Signs Bill Cutting Top Income Tax Rate

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/19/2019 3:23 pm

Arkansas' governor on Tuesday signed into law his $97 million plan to cut the state's top income tax rate, and said he wants legislators to address highway funding before looking at any other tax reductions during this year's session.

Arkansas House Gives Final OK to $97M Tax Cut Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/14/2019 2:45 pm

The Arkansas House has given final legislative approval to the Republican governor's $97 million plan to cut the state's top income tax rate.

Truckers, Construction Firms Ready to Roll with Arkansas Highway Plan

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/14/2019 2:33 pm

While Gov. Asa Hutchinson's $300 million per year plan for highways will raise diesel prices for truckers, they'll eventually come out ahead through time saved and fewer equipment repairs, the Arkansas Trucking Association says.