Tagged: asa hutchinson

Arkansas Session Tests Hutchinson for Future Fights (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/25/2015 10:03 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson appears unlikely to face any insurmountable obstacles in his push for incentives to lure a defense project to the state, or any of the other major items on his agenda when lawmakers convene this week.

A Task Force We Can Back (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/25/2015 12:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named a variety of task forces to address a variety of issues: health care reform, criminal justice, Common Core. We have a suggestion for one more: the Task Force on Ways to Reduce the Administrative Bloat in Arkansas’ Public Colleges & Universities.

Simulator To Develop Driver Skills at College of the Ouachitas

by Marty Cook 5/25/2015 12:00 am

College of the Ouachitas is planning a high-tech way to address the truck driver shortage in Arkansas.

Asa Hutchinson Proposes $87M Bond Package for Lockheed Martin

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/21/2015 11:24 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is proposing issuing $87 million in bonds to help Lockheed Martin land a defense contract for its Camden facility.

Update: Asa Hutchinson Details Special Session Agenda

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/20/2015 3:21 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says an effort to move up the state's primary and a reorganization of some agencies are also on the agenda for a special legislative session to take up an economic development project.

Special Session Puts Focus Back on Jobs (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/18/2015 6:59 am

An effort to lure a major defense contract to south Arkansas is offering Gov. Asa Hutchinson a chance to put the focus back on jobs weeks after a legislative session that ended with an unexpected fight over a religious objections law. But the special session planned later this month could also renew the debate over how much a Republican-controlled Legislature is willing to shed its dislike of government spending in exchange for the promise of a major economic development project.

Denny Altes Appointed to Serve as State's Drug Director

by Associated Press 5/14/2015 6:58 am

A former legislator who represented west Arkansas in both the state House and Senate has been appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson as the state's drug director.

Special Session Renews Push for Earlier Arkansas Primary

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/13/2015 6:55 am

A special legislative session planned later this month is raising hopes among some Arkansas Republican lawmakers that they'll get another chance to move up the state's presidential primary as part of a southeastern regional nominating contest.

Asa Hutchinson Declares Disaster Area After Severe Storms

by Associated Press 5/12/2015 6:51 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has issued a disaster proclamation for 10 counties after touring some of the damage from Sunday night's storms that killed two people.

Asa Hutchinson Calls Special Legislative Session

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/11/2015 12:42 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's calling lawmakers back to the Capitol later this month to consider incentives aimed at luring a defense contract to the state.

Computer Courses Measure Puts Arkansas at Forefront of Expanding Coding Opportunities

by Sean Beherec 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson drew the attention of educators and the tech industry when he ushered a bill through the Legislature requiring all high schools in the state to offer a computer science course.

Mike Huckabee, the Other Man from Hope, Opens 2016 Run

by Associated Press 5/5/2015 11:02 am

Declaring Tuesday that he can bring "the kind of change that truly can get America from hope to higher ground," former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee declared his Republican candidacy in the hometown he shares with former President Bill Clinton.

Governor to Promote Computer Science Classes at High Schools

by Associated Press 5/5/2015 10:06 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson will travel to high schools across the state to encourage students to enroll in computer science courses.

Options Limited for Governor's Highway Panel (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/4/2015 7:30 am

By creating a working group of education leaders, business owners, legislators and highway officials to come up with solutions for Arkansas' road funding woes, Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he wants to find consensus on a long-running problem for the state. But with few options beyond raising taxes or tapping into general revenue, middle ground will be difficult to find.

Asa Hutchinson to Form Group to Study Highway Funding

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/30/2015 3:42 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's forming a 20-member working group to look at ways to address a shortfall of funding for the state's highways.

Innovation Hub Receives $1M EDA Grant for Argenta Center

by Mark Carter 4/27/2015 2:25 pm

The nonprofit Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub has received a $1 million federal grant to complete renovation of its Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock, it announced Monday.

ArcBest Corp. Breaks Ground in New Corporate Headquarters

by Marty Cook 4/15/2015 3:47 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson helped ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith break ground Wednesday for its new, four-story, 200,000-SF company headquarters at Chaffee Crossing. ArcBest expects the building to be completed in late 2016 and said it will create 975 jobs through 2021.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2015 2:29 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced appointments to state boards and commissions.

Asa Hutchinson Chooses 3 Justices for Gay Marriage Case

by Associated Press 4/14/2015 11:13 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has selected a former Supreme Court justice, a circuit judge and a Searcy attorney to help decide a case related to the challenge over the state's gay marriage ban.

In Praise of Pragmatism (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/13/2015 12:00 am

In the furor surrounding the final days of the legislative session, a couple of important worker education reforms could be overlooked. They shouldn’t be for two reasons: They promise to be effective, helping match businesses in Arkansas with capable employees (and capable employees with good jobs), and they demonstrate what bipartisanship can accomplish.