Tagged: bill halter

Scenic Hill to Build $10M Municipal Solar Plant in Clarksville

by Kyle Massey 6/29/2017 11:49 am

Scenic Hill Solar of Little Rock and Clarksville's city-owned utility have partnered to build the largest municipal power source in Arkansas using renewable energy.

As Arkansas Lottery's Luster Fades, Numbers Signal Challenges

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2017 12:00 am

In the years since the first tickets were sold in 2009, the lottery has lost much of its glossy newness, leaving hard numbers to do the talking.

Lottery Scholarship Has Evolved Since Halter’s First Proposal

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2017 12:00 am

It was late 2005 or early 2006, Bill Halter recalled, and he had decided to run for lieutenant governor. His vision was to rally Arkansans to a cause: a lottery to provide money for college scholarships.

Private Solar’s Future in Arkansas Hinges on PSC Review

by Kyle Massey 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Decisions by the Arkansas Public Service Commission could promote solar generation at homes and businesses or even cripple it, advocates say, but the most critical rulings may not come for more than a year.

Solar Power On the Rise in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

There’s nothing new under the sun? A quick glance around Arkansas, where solar power projects are popping up all over, shows just the opposite.

Bill Halter's Scenic Hill Solar Lands Big First Projects, With L'Oreal

by Kyle Massey 9/20/2016 9:39 am

Scenic Hill Solar, led by former Arkansas lieutenant governor Bill Halter, has landed big work for its first projects — the multimillion-dollar job of putting thousands of solar panels on two L'Oreal USA cosmetics factories in North Little Rock and Florence, Kentucky.

L'Oreal Building Solar Projects at Arkansas, Kentucky Plants

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/20/2016 6:45 am

L'Oreal USA says it is building thousands of solar panels at its facilities in Kentucky and Arkansas, a move the company says will create two of the biggest solar-powered projects in each state.

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.