Tagged: asa hutchinson

Arkansas Governor Names Finkelstein As Special Justice for Casino Cases

by Associated Press 9/20/2018 10:20 am

A Little Rock judge has been appointed to fill in for the Arkansas Supreme Court chief justice in a pair of challenges to a ballot measure that would legalize four casinos in the state.

Jeremy Hutchinson Pleads Not Guilty to Charges

by Associated Press 9/18/2018 11:33 am

A former Arkansas lawmaker who is a nephew of the state's governor has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he spent thousands of dollars in campaign funds on trips, groceries and other personal expenses.

Opportunity Zones Have Transformative Potential (Lisa Ferrell Commentary)

by Lisa Ferrell 9/17/2018 12:00 am

This breadth of investment can accelerate growth for those who live and work in Opportunity Zones while potentially drawing more businesses seeking to capitalize on accessible funding and favorable returns.

Obamacare Lawsuit Stirs Worries for Insurers

by Mark Friedman 9/17/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas and 19 other Republican-led states are taking their shot at dismantling the Affordable Care Act, rekindling the anxieties of health care executives who fear thousands of Arkansans could lose insurance coverage.

200 Jobs New to Tata, Not to Little Rock

by Kyle Massey 9/17/2018 12:00 am

When India’s largest multinational business group, Tata, announced its growing presence in Arkansas in May, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. said it was welcoming “more than 200 new employees to Little Rock.” Actually, the workers were already here.

Arkansas Chief Justice Recuses From Lawsuit Limits Case

by Associated Press 9/13/2018 4:19 pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court's chief justice has removed himself from hearing a challenge to a ballot measure that would limit damages awarded in lawsuits and give the Legislature control over state court rules.

Asa Hutchinson Looks to Repeal Quarter of All Arkansas Regulations

by Associated Press 9/5/2018 3:34 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says state agencies and subcommittees have recommended over 800 state rules and regulations to the legislature for repeal.

Update: State Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson to Resign After Indictment for Wire, Tax Fraud

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/31/2018 12:45 pm

State Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, R-Benton, will resign following his indictment by a federal grand jury in Little Rock for allegedly stealing campaign contributions, spending them on personal luxuries and expenses and falsifying state campaign finance reports and tax filings.

2 More Arkansas Inmates Die in Possible Drug Overdose

by Hannah Grabenstein, The Associated Press 8/30/2018 7:18 am

Two more inmates have died of possible drug overdoses at a maximum security prison in southeast Arkansas, a corrections official said Wednesday.

Greenhead Executive Q&A: Asa Hutchinson, Governor of Arkansas

by Greenhead Staff 8/27/2018 12:00 am

Greenhead presents this year’s Executive Q&A featuring a slate of executives, headed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, sharing the moments, tips, guns and gadgets that have made their time afield special.

Update: Aerojet Rocketdyne to Add 141 Jobs in Camden Over 3 Years

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/15/2018 11:05 am

Aerojet Rocketdyne of Sacramento, California, which makes solid rocket motors at the Highland Industrial Park in East Camden, said Wednesday that it will expand its operations at its 1,200-acre facility there, adding 141 jobs over the next three years.

Lawsuit Filed Over Arkansas Medicaid Work Requirement

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/15/2018 6:39 am

Three people on Arkansas' expanded Medicaid program sued the Trump administration on Tuesday seeking to block a newly implemented rule in the state that would drop coverage for them and thousands of others if they don't work 80 hours a month.

Jared Henderson Calls for Teacher Salary Increase

by Hannah Grabenstein, The Associated Press 8/10/2018 6:40 am

The Democratic nominee for governor of Arkansas said he plans to raise minimum pay for teachers by an initial 10 percent with the ultimate goal of making Arkansas teachers the highest paid in the nation.

As Trade Battle Rages, Arkadelphia Waits, Worries

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/8/2018 6:42 am

The threat of a full-blown trade war has delayed the $1 billion Sun Paper project near Arkadelphia and prompted Gov. Asa Hutchinson to send his top economic development official to China to make sure it stays on track.

Training Workers for Today’s Jobs (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/6/2018 12:00 am

College is increasingly expensive and it’s not for everyone. Meanwhile, high-paying jobs that don’t require a college education are going unfilled.

In Arkansas, Jeff Sessions Hears from Panels on School Safety

by Associated Press 8/2/2018 6:44 am

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says no single solution is appropriate for addressing school shootings.

Now That We All Agree … (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/23/2018 12:00 am

We may never know whether Putin’s efforts swung enough voters in the targeted swing states to allow Trump to win the presidency. But there is now no longer any dispute that the GOP passed over a dozen experienced candidates of proven conservatism and character to nominate the candidate that Putin personally believed would be best for Russian interests.

State Governors Delve Into Foreign Diplomacy on Trade War

by Associated Press 7/20/2018 7:55 am

State governors discussed ways Thursday to court foreign investment in the wake of President Donald Trump's trade disputes with countries including China, Canada and Mexico.

7,000 People Fail to Meet Arkansas Medicaid Work Requirement

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/13/2018 6:55 pm

More than 7,000 people on Arkansas' Medicaid expansion didn't meet a requirement that they report at least 80 hours of work in June and face the threat of losing their coverage if they fail to comply sometime before the end of this year, state officials said Friday.

Plan Would Further Restrict Arkansas Execution Drug Info

by Associated Press 7/12/2018 12:50 pm

Arkansas' governor said Tuesday he supports an effort to increase the secrecy surrounding the state's lethal injection drug supply by keeping the drugs' manufacturers and labels off-limits to the public.