Tagged: asa hutchinson

Asa Hutchinson Suspends Medicaid Terminations for 2 Weeks

by Associated Press 8/4/2015 2:59 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says Arkansas is suspending a push to terminate coverage for thousands on Medicaid as the state addresses a backlog of responses from recipients trying to verify their incomes.

Leslie Rutledge, Lawmakers Denounce Obama Power Plant Rules

by Associated Press 8/4/2015 6:52 am

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and other top Republicans in Arkansas are criticizing and vowing to fight President Barack Obama's plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants.

John Martin Named Senior Health Policy Advisor for Asa Hutchinson

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 3:22 pm

Martin, currently the Deputy Legislative Director for U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., will begin his new duties on Sept. 8.

Panel Buys Governor Time on Common Core Debate (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/2/2015 1:08 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he wanted his Common Core task force to come up with an "Arkansas solution" as it waded into the debate over standards that have come under fire from many conservatives. Instead of solving a problem, the panel just bought him more time.

Task Force: Continue With Common Core But Review, Replace Where Needed

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/30/2015 10:21 am

A task force is recommending Arkansas continue using Common Core as the state reviews the controversial education standards and looks at changing and replacing them where needed.

Asa Hutchinson Seeks $7.4M to Open 200 Prison Beds

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/27/2015 1:01 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's asking lawmakers to approve spending $7.4 million from Arkansas' discretionary funds to open 200 more prison beds in an effort to ease overcrowding of state inmates at county jails.

Asa Hutchinson Named to Committee Handling Homeland Security

by Associated Press 7/27/2015 7:10 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has been named vice chair of the National Governors Association Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee.

In Arkansas, Donald Trump Touts Business Background

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/18/2015 8:58 am

Headlining the state Republican Party's annual Reagan Rockefeller fundraising dinner, Donald Trump repeatedly railed against President Barack Obama on issues including the Iran nuclear deal and trade policy.

Update: Report Says Arkansas Needs More Foster Homes, Caseworkers

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/16/2015 3:29 pm

An independent review says Arkansas' child welfare system is burdened by a high caseload for its workers and a lack of foster homes that at times has left children spending the night in state offices because no space could be found.

Asa Hutchinson: Despite Remarks on Mexicans, Trump Welcome in Arkansas

by Associated Press 7/16/2015 7:01 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday he disagrees with Donald Trump's controversial comments regarding immigrants, but says the businessman and presidential hopeful is still welcome at the state GOP's fundraiser this weekend.

Asa Hutchinson Names Joe Morgan to Game and Fish Commission

by Associated Press 7/15/2015 4:01 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named a retired car dealer from Little Rock to the panel that regulates hunting and fishing in the state.

Marriage Ruling Opens Fight Within Arkansas GOP (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/12/2015 1:28 pm

A social conservative who once called for banning gay couples from becoming foster parents, Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson was an unlikely foil for members of his own party outraged at the U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down same-sex marriage bans nationwide.

Wal-Mart Summit Brings Together Government, Business

by Marty Cook 7/8/2015 11:48 am

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on Wednesday praised Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for its initiative to buy more American-made goods and support the nation’s manufacturing industry. Pritzker was the keynote speaker at the opening session at the U.S. Manufacturing Summit that Wal-Mart hosted at Bentonville High School.

Furniture Factory Outlet to Move Headquarters to Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2015 2:52 pm

Furniture Factory Outlet said Tuesday that it will move its corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations from Muldrow, Oklahoma, to Fort Smith.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Summit of Faith-Based Groups

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/7/2015 11:46 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's asking faith-based groups from around the state to help address a shortage of homes for foster children and a need for more re-entry programs for inmates leaving prison.

Wal-Mart's 'Open Call' Draws Governors, Prospective Vendors

by Marty Cook 7/7/2015 10:36 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. held its second "Open Call" with suppliers of U.S.-made products on Tuesday at the company's headquarters in Bentonville.

Farmers Insurance Now Offers Rideshare Coverage

by Austin DuVall 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Farmers Insurance recently announced that it has begun offering Arkansas drivers rideshare insurance coverage in response to the state’s new ride-sharing law, Act 1267, which was signed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in early April.

Arkansas leaders try to diffuse war of words on gay marriage

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 7/3/2015 6:00 pm

Opposition from Arkansas legislative leaders to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling lifting the ban on gay marriage nationwide bubbled over into a war of words late Thursday between the state's legislative and executive branches.

Arkansas Launches Farmer-Veteran Initiative

by Mark Carter 7/2/2015 3:02 pm

The "Homegrown by Heroes Arkansas Grown" program merges the national Homegrown by Heroes program, started in Kentucky, with the Arkansas Grown initiative, which promotes Arkansas farmers and growers and their products.

Hutchinson Announces State Board Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2015 9:29 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the latest round of appointments to state boards, panels and committees.