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Governor Honors Trade Excellence Among Arkansas Firms

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2018 11:10 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson hosts the ninth annual Governor's Awards for Excellence in Global Trade.

Governor Ushers In Stuttgart Solar; PSC Chief Sees Contract as Template

by Kyle Massey 5/29/2018 3:48 pm

"If you can follow this, you don't have to wonder if your project is going to be approved," Arkansas PSC Chairman Ted Thomas said. "We want developers and utilities to know that if they fit in this box, they're going to be good to go."

Donald Trump Endorses Asa Hutchinson for Governor

by Associated Press 5/22/2018 7:33 am

President Donald Trump has endorsed Arkansas' governor, who faces a challenge from the right in the Republican primary in his bid for a second term.

Calstrip Plans $15M Investment, 45 Jobs Near Blytheville

by Lance Turner 5/16/2018 10:29 am

Calstrip Industries Inc. of Mira Loma, California, announces plans to invest $15 million in a new 100,000-SF steel processing plant on the campus of Nucor Steel Arkansas.

Air Base, Jacksonville High Get $377K Grant For Cyber Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2018 2:29 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Monday a $377,812 Military Affairs Grant Program award to the Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council and Jacksonville High School to develop a first-of-its-kind cyber security training curriculum.

Arkansas College Funding Rules Shifting to Outcomes

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas college and universities will have an incentive to move students from initial enrollment to graduation in the most efficient, effective and affordable way possible as a new funding formula takes effect in July.

Former State Senate President Jim Argue Dies at 66

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2018 11:12 am

Jim Argue, a former state Senate president and House member who championed education in Arkansas, died yesterday at age 66.

Asa Hutchinson Says He's Opposed to Grocery Tax Hike

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/4/2018 7:29 am

Arkansas' governor said Thursday that he's opposed to raising the state's sales tax on groceries, likely killing an idea that some lawmakers were considering as a possible way to make room for further income tax cuts.

Lawmakers Test Sanctity of Grocery Tax Cut (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/30/2018 7:15 am

Democrats reclaimed the governor's office in Arkansas 12 years ago after a campaign that hinged on a promise to end the state's sales tax on groceries. A majority Republican Legislature currently hunting for ways to cut income taxes even further may test just how sacred that promise is.

Gavel-to-Gavel Obsession (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/30/2018 12:00 am

The public corruption being described in fascinating, horrifying detail in a federal courtroom in Fayetteville illustrates how public officials counted on public money and conspired to get it.

GOP Opponent Says Asa Hutchinson Not Conservative Enough

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/23/2018 8:38 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson got an "A'' rating from the National Rifle Association when he ran for governor in 2014 and can tout a series of tax cuts he's championed since taking office. But that apparently isn't enough for Jan Morgan.

UA, Fayetteville Declare Support for Wind Catcher Project

by Kyle Massey 4/20/2018 11:43 am

The University of Arkansas and the city where it's based, Fayetteville, have both rallied behind a $4.5 billion Oklahoma wind energy project that has been under fire from what its supporters call a deceptive TV advertising campaign.

Asa Hutchinson Proposes Increasing Homeowners' Tax Credit

by Associated Press 4/17/2018 7:29 am

Arkansas' governor called Monday for increasing a property tax credit that thousands of homeowners receive for their primary residence.

Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/5/2018 9:39 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on announces appointments to boards and commissions.

Cost of Workers' Comp in Arkansas Reduced

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/26/2018 12:34 pm

The cost of workers' compensation insurance for Arkansas companies has been reduced by 15.4 percent, effective immediately, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Monday at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Ruling Upends Arkansas Medical Pot Program (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/26/2018 6:56 am

The Arkansas judge who put the brakes on the state's medical marijuana program didn't do so because of an objection to legalizing pot's use for certain patients. In fact, he was downright apologetic about putting the program on hold because of objections to the licensing process.

Christian Tafner Named Deputy Director for Veterans Affairs in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 3/23/2018 3:19 pm

Former Air Force pilot Christian Tafner has landed at the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs, where he will spend the next year as right-hand man to Director Nate Todd.

DOE Drops Its Deal With Clean Line; Wind Project Won't Cross Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 3/23/2018 2:31 pm

Two months after planners gave up hopes of crossing Arkansas with a $2.5 billion wind-energy transmission line as doomed, the U.S. Department of Energy hammered a nail in the project's coffin Friday by ending its participation in the Plains & Eastern Clean Line.

Government Reorganization Push Faces Pitfalls (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/19/2018 6:48 am

Promising to cut in half the number of agencies answering to him, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is hoping to emulate a Democratic governor who later defeated him in his first bid for statewide office. He's also trying to avoid the pitfalls faced by former Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Arkansas Governor Calls for Cut in Agencies Reporting to Him

by Associated Press 3/15/2018 1:30 pm

Arkansas' governor is calling for a reorganization of state government and says he wants to cut the number of agencies reporting directly to him by more than half.