Tagged: asa hutchinson

Republican Jan Morgan Announces Run for Arkansas Governor

by Associated Press 1/1/2018 10:00 am

A Republican gun-rights advocate who declared her firing range "Muslim-free" says she's challenging Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson for the GOP nomination for governor.

Asa Hutchinson: State Law Allows Open Carry of Weapons

by Associated Press 12/29/2017 7:27 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says in a letter to the director of state police that he believes state law allows residents to openly carry firearms.

Access to Arkansas Information Isn't Always Simple (Kelly P. Kissel Analysis)

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 12/26/2017 7:31 am

Government secrecy was a big winner in Arkansas during 2017. But open records advocates say the 50th anniversary for Arkansas' Freedom of Information Act could have been worse.

Democrats Still Face Long Odds in Governor's Race (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/18/2017 7:29 am

Talking about his bid for Arkansas governor, Democrat Jared Henderson listed ways he wants to improve the state's education system, economy and health care. But he mostly avoided direct criticism of Gov. Asa Hutchinson and didn't bring up President Trump on his own.

Democrat Jared Henderson to Run for Arkansas Governor

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/12/2017 10:23 am

Jared Henderson, the former head of the Arkansas branch of Teach for America, is running against Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson in Arkansas next year, the first Democrat to announce.

Arkansas Again Cuts Off Medicaid Money to Planned Parenthood

by Associated Press 11/28/2017 7:03 am

Arkansas has again cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, following a court ruling upholding the state's decision to defund the group over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.

Vacancies Add to Medicaid Plan's Uncertain Future (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/27/2017 7:01 am

Vacant seats in the Legislature, a lack of answers on proposals to impose new restrictions and uncertainty about the future of the federal health care law could put Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion back in a precarious position.

How Chinese Textiles Filled Sanyo’s Old Role as Forrest City Hero

by Kyle Massey 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Forrest City was seeking a suitor for a massive shuttered factory. Shandong Ruyi Technology Group of China was looking for the right spot for its first U.S. facility, a vast yarn factory capable of consuming Arkansas’ entire annual cotton crop.

Hiram Walker Plant Keeps Fort Smith in High Spirits

by Jan Cottingham 11/13/2017 12:00 am

In a city hard hit by manufacturing declines during the past decade, the Hiram Walker plant, set on 32 acres at the south end of town, is a bright spot.

CJRW Drops Gary Heathcott From Scholarship Lottery Work

by Kyle Massey 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock marketing agency CJRW has removed Gary Heathcott from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery account, the agency says, less than three years after acquiring his services and his list of clients in a much-ballyhooed deal.

New York Company ID'd As Maker of Arkansas Execution Drug

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/8/2017 11:09 am

One of the three drugs Arkansas planned to use in a lethal injection this week was made by a New York company that says it won't sell its products if it fears they'll be used in executions, court documents released Wednesday show.

State Still Awaiting Federal Approval on Medicaid Expansion Changes

by David Ramsey, Arkansas Nonprofit News Network 11/3/2017 10:40 am

Significant changes to the state's Medicaid expansion program proposed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson were slated to begin Jan. 1. But the state still has not received the federal approval necessary to move ahead.

Risever to Spend $20M on New Jonesboro Plant, Employ 130

by Lance Turner 10/25/2017 10:46 am

Hefei Risever Machinery Co. LTD plans to invest $20 million to build its first U.S. operation in Jonesboro's Craighead Technology Park, a project executives said would create 130 jobs.

Brad Cazort to Lead Arkansas Crime Information Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2017 9:17 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson named Brad Cazort of Little Rock as the new director of the Arkansas Crime Information Center.

Asa Hutchinson Leaves Few Options for Road Funding (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/23/2017 7:00 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's declaration that he'll fight any effort to pay for the state's road needs by tapping into its general revenue leaves state highway officials with few alternatives for closing a widening gap in funding.

ASMSA Aims at Developing Digital Talents

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/23/2017 12:00 am

With recent wins in tech competitions, the Arkansas School of Mathematics, Sciences & the Arts in Hot Springs has some bragging to do.

Charting a Course for Road Funding in Arkansas (Erika Gee and Justin Allen Commentary)

by Erika Gee and Justin Allen 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Our roads are in need of repair and expansion, but the money necessary to meet these needs isn’t there. Decisions made in the coming months by elected officials, and possibly the voters, will shape the future of our transportation infrastructure for years to come.

Arkansas Officials: Highway Funding Plan May Wait Until '19

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/18/2017 2:02 pm

Arkansas highway officials are leaving open the possibility they'll take a road funding proposal to lawmakers in 2019 rather try to put it on the ballot next year.

Governor: Rate Hikes Don't Threaten Arkansas Medicaid Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/17/2017 1:51 pm

Arkansas' governor says the insurance rate increases approved by state regulators after the Trump administration ended a key subsidy won't threaten the future of Arkansas Works.

Asa Hutchinson Opposes Tapping General Revenue for Roads

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/17/2017 11:15 am

Arkansas' governor says he'll "vigorously oppose" any highway funding ballot initiative that calls for tapping into general revenue for road needs.