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Bill Halter Named to Picasolar Board of Directors

by Mark Carter 4/21/2014 12:11 pm

Fayetteville solar startup Picasolar has named former Arkansas lieutenant governor Bill Halter to its board of directors. Halter served as the state's 14th lieutenant governor from 2007 to 2011.

Abortion Ban Appeal Puts New Focus on Social Issues (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/13/2014 7:28 am

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's decision to appeal a ruling striking down Arkansas' 12-week abortion ban could inject a new focus on abortion and other social issues into dozens of statewide and legislative races.

Bill Halter's Exit Creates Hope for Arkansas Democrats (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/5/2013 7:33 am

The former lieutenant governor's decision to drop out of the governor's race is a boon to Mike Ross, the former congressman who now has a clear path to the Democratic nomination.

Democrat Dianne Curry Drops Out of Lieutenant Governor's Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/31/2013 7:26 am

The president of the Little Rock School Board announced Tuesday she was dropping her 2014 bid for lieutenant governor and is considering a run for a central Arkansas congressional seat.

Bill Halter Quits Race for Governor to Avoid 'Divisive Primary'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/29/2013 10:05 am

Former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter dropped out of the race for Arkansas governor Monday, saying he wanted to avoid a divisive primary with former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross for the Democratic nomination in 2014. Halter, who entered the race in January, told supporters about his decision in an email.

ASU Warns Bill Halter: Stop Using 'Arkansas Promise'

by Associated Press 5/15/2013 11:40 am

Arkansas State University is warning Bill Halter that it owns the trademark to the "Arkansas Promise Scholarship" and says the Democrat needs to stop using a similar phrase in his campaign for governor.

State Rep. Debra Hobbs Running for Arkansas Governor

by Associated Press 5/13/2013 11:18 am

Rep. Debra Hobbs says she's seeking the Republican nomination for Arkansas governor next year. The third-term lawmaker from Rogers on Monday said she'll formally launch her bid for the state's top office after June 17.

Bill Halter, Mike Ross Trade Jabs Over Health Care

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/3/2013 4:49 pm

Bill Halter on Friday criticized Democratic rival Mike Ross and the Republican candidates for Arkansas governor for opposing the federal health care law, saying their stances would have prevented the state from providing insurance to thousands of low-income residents.

4 Gubernatorial Hopefuls to Address Delta Caucus Conference

by Associated Press 5/1/2013 1:32 pm

The four announced candidates for next year's governor's race are scheduled to participate in events this week at the Delta Caucus Conference in Little Rock.

Former US Rep. Mike Ross Joins Arkansas Governor's Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/17/2013 10:30 am

Former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross has formally launched his bid to seek the Democratic nomination for governor next year.

Mike Ross Set to Announce Run for Arkansas Governor's Seat

by Associated Press 4/15/2013 7:55 pm

Former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross will announce this week that he's seeking the Democratic nomination for Arkansas governor, joining a race that he had earlier ruled out for the state's top office, a spokesman told The Associated Press on Monday.

Democrats' Race for Arkansas Governor in '14 Unsettled (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/24/2013 3:04 pm

Bill Halter and Mike Ross are moving closer toward what could be one of the biggest party fights ever for the state's top office.

Bill Halter Proposes Expanded Arkansas Scholarship Program

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/18/2013 2:53 pm

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Halter is proposing an expanded scholarship program in Arkansas that would allow students who maintain a 2.5 grade point average to attend the state's public colleges and universities tuition free.

Arkansas Lawmakers Approve Lottery Scholarship Changes

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/25/2013 5:54 pm

An overhaul of the Arkansas Lottery-funded college scholarship program was given final approval by lawmakers Monday, creating a system in which award amounts increase each year for students at four-year schools.

Bill Halter: Lottery Scholarship Changes Would 'Undermine' Program

by Associated Press 2/14/2013 1:18 pm

Former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter says a proposal to change the state's lottery-funded scholarships would undermine the intent of the program.

Bill Halter Calls On Lawmakers to Advance Health Care in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/4/2013 12:28 pm

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Bill Halter says Arkansas lawmakers have a chance to advance health care in the state as they weigh whether to expand Medicaid's eligibility under the federal health law.

Bill Halter Files Papers to Run for Arkansas Governor

by Associated Press 1/31/2013 7:29 am

Former Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter has made his bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination next year official.

The Other Shoe to Drop? Dustin McDaniel's Candidacy (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/27/2013 10:53 am

It was a surprising end to a campaign for the Democratic nomination that many believed was McDaniel's to lose.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel Leaving Governor's Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/25/2013 2:02 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he is dropping out of the 2014 governor's race, having admitted to an "inappropriate" relationship with Hot Springs attorney Andrea Davis. "It would have been a very negative and bitter race that was not focused on issues but rather, I believe, on me," McDaniel says.

Spokesman: Bill Halter to Enter Arkansas Governor's Race

by Associated Press 1/25/2013 12:59 pm

Former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor in 2014. A spokesman for Halter announced Friday the former lieutenant governor would file paperwork next week to make his bid for the state's top office.