Tagged: asa hutchinson

Heathcott v. CJRW Offers Glimpse Of Dollar Details in Consulting Deal

by Kyle Massey 12/27/2018 8:37 am

Gary Heathcott’s $1.3 million lawsuit against CJRW offers a rare glimpse inside a lucrative consulting contract, and the need for clarity and close scrutiny in legal agreements.

Asa Hutchinson Names Justin Tate to Public Service Commission

by Associated Press 12/20/2018 11:25 am

Arkansas' governor has named an attorney from his office to the state Public Service Commission.

Inaugural Events Set for Asa Hutchinson's 2nd Term

by Associated Press 12/20/2018 6:49 am

The start of Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's second term is being marked with two days of inaugural events next month.

Arkansas Sets Up Helpline for Medicaid Work Rule Reports

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/13/2018 6:33 am

Arkansas officials said Wednesday they're setting up a helpline for people on the state's Medicaid expansion program to report they've complied with a work requirement following complaints from advocacy groups.

Director Kane Webb to Leave Parks & Tourism for Walmart Post

by Lance Turner 12/12/2018 4:17 pm

Kane Webb, executive director of the state Department of Parks and Tourism, is leaving the agency at the end of year to become director of executive communications at Walmart Inc. Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named department CFO Cynthia Dunlap as interim director.

Japanese Delegate Stresses Economic Ties to Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 12/11/2018 1:01 pm

He introduces himself as Tom Taniguchi, a speechwriter for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, but a Japanese visitor to Little Rock on Monday took on the role of travel agent. The traveler? Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Rett Hatcher Joins Gilmore Strategy Group

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2018 2:10 pm

Gilmore Strategy Group of Little Rock, a political consulting and lobbying firm, adds Rett Hatcher as a partner in the firm.

Program Restores Grants For Inmates Pursuing Degrees

by Todd Traub 12/5/2018 2:11 pm

A federal program, whose Arkansas participants include Shorter College in Little Rock and Arkansas State University-Newport, provides need-based Pell Grants to state and federal prisoners through college partnerships.

Hutchinson: No Mandate for Armed Presence at K-12 Schools

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/4/2018 7:18 am

Arkansas' Republican governor said Monday that he doesn't believe the state needs to require schools to have an armed presence on campus but said districts should be able to apply for state facilities funding to pay for security upgrades.

Road Funding in Arkansas Still Elusive

by Marty Cook 11/19/2018 12:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson sees highway funding as a priority when the state’s next legislative session opens in January.

State to Close 2 Juvenile Treatment Centers

by Associated Press 11/16/2018 1:33 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the state Department of Youth Services say two of the state's juvenile treatment centers will be closed and the five others will be run by private operators under contracts with the state as part of a plan to improve juvenile justice.

In Arkansas, 12K Lose Medicaid Coverage Over Work Rule

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/15/2018 1:37 pm

Arkansas has removed more than 12,000 people from its expanded Medicaid program over the past three months for not complying with a new work requirement.

Governor: Reorganization Plan Includes New Inspector General Office

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/14/2018 3:20 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson touted his plan to remake state government on Wednesday, a reorganization that would include adding Arkansas' first Department of Inspector General.

Asa Hutchinson Budget Includes Teacher Raises, Tax Cut

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/14/2018 10:46 am

Arkansas' governor is proposing a $5.7 billion budget for the coming year that sets aside money for raising the minimum salaries for public school teachers and for his tax cut plan.

Asa Hutchinson: Highway Funding A Priority Next Year

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/13/2018 1:48 pm

Arkansas' governor says he believes it's possible to find consensus for raising additional money for the state's highways, but is stopping short of endorsing a specific plan yet to do so.

Hutchinson Campaign Manager Starts Lobbying Firm

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/12/2018 11:35 am

Robert Moery, who managed Gov. Asa Hutchinson's successful re-election campaign, has founded his own lobbying firm, Broadview Strategies of Little Rock.

Arkansas Casinos Coming, But Some Details Remain Unclear

by Hannah Grabenstein, The Associated Press 11/8/2018 3:24 pm

Arkansas voters approved an amendment to the state's constitution allowing licenses for four casinos: two existing gambling facilities and two others that will be built. Now questions remain about where and when gambling will happen, and about how much revenue the casinos will generate.

Arkansas GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson Wins Re-Election

by Andrew DeMillo and Hannah Grabenstein, The Associated Press 11/6/2018 8:04 pm

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson won re-election in Arkansas on Tuesday, defeating a long-shot Democratic rival who targeted the incumbent over the state's Medicaid work requirement.

Arkansas GOP Gov. Hutchinson Favored in Re-Election Bid

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/6/2018 7:16 am

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson is favored to win re-election in Arkansas against a long-shot Democratic rival who has targeted the incumbent over the state's Medicaid work requirement.

Heated Congressional, Court Races on Arkansas Midterm Ballot

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/5/2018 6:49 am

A push by Democrats to flip a Republican-held congressional seat that represents the Little Rock area and a state Supreme Court race that has drawn heavy spending by a conservative interest group have drawn the most attention in Arkansas' midterm election.