Tagged: asa hutchinson

Arkansas Legislators Adjourn But Will Be Back Today

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 3/13/2018 6:57 am

The Arkansas Legislature ended its 2018 session Monday but will return to the state Capitol on Tuesday to address concerns over pharmacy benefit managers and to tweak laws that could pinch off some federal highway funding.

Hutchinson Announces Appointments to School Safety Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2018 11:31 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces appointments to the Arkansas School Safety Commission, which will hold its first meeting on Tuesday.

Arkansas Medicaid Plan Avoids Shutdown Fight (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/12/2018 6:48 am

Medicaid shutdown fatigue is starting to set in at Arkansas' Capitol.

Arkansas Governor: Special Session Planned Next Week

by Associated Press 3/9/2018 3:21 pm

Arkansas' governor says he'll call a special session next week for lawmakers to take up pharmacy reimbursement rates, highway funding and other issues.

Arkansas Lawmakers Approve $5.6B Budget

by Associated Press 3/9/2018 10:33 am

Arkansas lawmakers have approved the state's $5.6 billion budget for the coming year, wrapping up this year's fiscal session in four weeks.

Arkansas Governor Signs Bill Keeping Medicaid Expansion

by Associated Press 3/9/2018 7:31 am

Arkansas' governor has signed into law legislation to continue the state's Medicaid expansion, which will impose a work requirement on thousands of participants this year.

Arkansas House Gives Final OK to Keeping Medicaid Expansion

by Associated Press 3/8/2018 7:02 am

Arkansas lawmakers voted Wednesday to keep the state's Medicaid expansion another year after federal officials said the state can require people on the program to work or volunteer to keep their coverage.

Governor Sends $600K to State's Drug Task Forces

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2018 11:26 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson releases $600,000 in rainy day funding for the state's drug task forces.

Arkansas Senate OKs Bill to Keep Medicaid Expansion

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/6/2018 3:19 pm

An effort to continue Arkansas' Medicaid expansion another year has cleared a major hurdle in the state Legislature, a day after the Trump administration said the state could impose a work requirement on the program.

Arkansas Legislative Panel Advances $5.6B Budget Plan

by Associated Press 3/6/2018 11:05 am

An Arkansas legislative panel has advanced bills outlining a proposed $5.6 billion budget for the coming year.

Work Requirement Approved for Arkansas' Medicaid Expansion

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/5/2018 11:36 am

The Trump administration on Monday approved Arkansas' plan to require thousands of people on its Medicaid expansion to work or volunteer, making Arkansas the third state allowed to impose such restrictions on coverage for the poor.

Arkansas GOP Talks School Safety, But Not Guns (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/5/2018 7:00 am

Arkansas' Republican governor and lawmakers have made it clear they want school security on the agenda when they return to the Capitol for next year's session. But, unlike Republican counterparts in other states and even the president, they're declaring the issue of gun control off-limits.

Medicaid Official Visiting Arkansas for Announcement on Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/5/2018 6:53 am

A top Trump administration official is visiting Arkansas next week as state leaders await word on requests to impose a work requirement and scale back the eligibility of its Medicaid expansion, Gov. Asa Hutchinson's office said Friday.

Delta Still Waits for I-69 'Game Changer'

by Marty Cook 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Delta boosters envision the construction of a 23-mile stretch of Interstate 69 opening up the fertile but economically depressed region to more business development.

Asa Hutchinson Forms Panel to Look at School Security

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/1/2018 2:33 pm

Arkansas' governor has formed a commission to look at ways to improve security for teachers and students in the wake of last month's Florida school shooting.

Entergy Arkansas Files Plan to Pass Tax Cut Benefits to Customers

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/28/2018 11:36 am

Entergy Arkansas Inc. files a plan to pass along to customers $466 million in benefits from the federal tax cut Congress approved last year.

Jared Henderson Files to Run as Democrat for Governor in Arkansas

by Associated Press 2/28/2018 6:56 am

The former head of an education nonprofit has filed paperwork to run as a Democrat for governor in Arkansas, saying he believes the party can break through in the state despite Republicans' dominance.

Jan Morgan Files to Run for Arkansas Governor

by Associated Press 2/26/2018 1:16 pm

A cable news commentator and gun rights advocate who declared her gun firing range "Muslim-free" has filed paperwork to challenge Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson in the May primary for the Republican gubernatorial nomination.

Hutchinson Named Co-Chair of Delta Regional Authority Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 11:07 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has been named the state's co-chair of the Delta Regional Authority's Board of Governors.

Questions Remain About Arkansas Immunity Ruling (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/26/2018 6:49 am

A judge's decision to toss out a lawsuit challenging the ban of a controversial herbicide is putting even more of a spotlight on an Arkansas Supreme Court decision that's created confusion about whether the state can ever be sued.