Tagged: french hill

Clean Line Meets Resistance from Arkansas Lawmakers

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

Despite the promise of jobs and clean wind energy for Arkansas, the Clean Line has met resistance in court and from the state’s entire congressional delegation.

250 Attend HubX-Life Sciences Demo Day at Innovation Hub

by Sarah Campbell 7/1/2016 11:37 am

The demo day hosted by the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock for teams that completed its first 13-week HubX-Life Sciences accelerator program attracted more than 250 people, including U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark.

In Little Rock, Alzheimer's Association President Calls for More Research

by Sarah Campbell 6/1/2016 11:27 am

Alzheimer's Association President and CEO Harry Johns says the number of those diagnosed with the disease is on the rise, as is the cost of care, and more federal research dollars are needed.

Arkansas Republicans Select 12 Delegates to GOP Convention

by Associated Press 5/2/2016 7:07 am

Arkansas Republicans have met in each of the state's four congressional districts to select 12 delegates to the GOP National Convention in July.

US House Approves Measure to Rename Perryville Post Office

by Associated Press 4/19/2016 6:57 am

U.S. Rep. French Hill says the U.S. House has passed a resolution to rename the post office in Perryville after an Arkansas native who was killed in the Vietnam War.

Another Misguided Rule From the Department of Labor (U.S. Rep. French Hill Commentary)

by U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark. 3/30/2016 11:26 am

U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., says businesses in Arkansas and across the country are set to be hit with an aggressive 113 percent increase in the salary threshold for overtime pay

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Win in Arkansas' Primaries

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/2/2016 6:28 am

Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary in her adopted home state of Arkansas Tuesday, while billionaire Donald Trump claimed the Republican vote despite the state's top GOP leaders lining up behind his rivals

Construction Could Start in 2017 on Wind Transmission Line

by Associated Press 12/21/2015 7:02 am

Officials with Houston-based Clean Line Energy Partners say construction could begin in 2017 on a planned 700-mile transmission line to carry wind-generated electricity across Oklahoma and Arkansas into Tennessee.

Jill Cox Named New District Director for French Hill (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Jill Cox has been promoted to district director for U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark.

Arkansas Election Season Kicks Off With Filing Period

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/2/2015 6:59 am

Roughly a year after Republicans completed their sweep of statewide offices in Arkansas, the 2016 campaign begins officially in the state Monday with the start of the one-week filing period for candidates.

Financial Industry Opposes Obama's Attempt to Expand Fiduciary Rule

by Gwen Moritz 9/28/2015 12:00 am

The financial industry is pushing back — hard, and with political support — against a second attempt by the Obama administration to impose a standardized fiduciary rule on all givers of retirement advice, particularly those now held to a lower standard of merely not recommending investments that are clearly unsuitable.

Former Little Rock School Board Member Dianne Curry Running for US House

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/27/2015 6:49 am

A former member of the Little Rock School Board said Wednesday she's running for a U.S. House seat in central Arkansas, the first Democrat to launch a congressional bid in the state for 2016.

New Veterans Home Gets $15M Federal Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2015 2:30 pm

U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton along with Congressman French Hill announced Wednesday a $15.6 million grant for the construction of a new veterans nursing home facility in Little Rock.

Correlation ≠ Causation (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/24/2015 12:00 am

American Banker published last week a thought-provoking article by Victoria Finkle headlined “Is Dodd-Frank Really Killing Community Banks?” I’m not one of those old-school editors who object to questions as headlines — we use them in Arkansas Business and no apologies — and the question intrigued me. Have I been suckered?

Nightmare on Main Street (U.S. Reps. French Hill and Stephen Fincher Commentary)

by French Hill and Stephen Fincher 8/4/2015 8:30 am

U.S. Reps. French Hill (R-Ark.) and Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) write on the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank banking reforms and its effect on small and medium-sized financial institutions and consumers.

9 Arkansas Colleges to Share $2M for Student Support

by Associated Press 7/22/2015 11:20 am

The Arkansas congressional delegation has announced that 9 colleges in the state will share $2 million for student support services programs.

11 Arkansas Airports to Get Money for Repairs, Upgrades

by Associated Press 6/3/2015 12:04 pm

Arkansas' congressional delegation has announced a total of $6.5 million in federal grants that will be shared by 11 Arkansas airports.

US Rep. French Hill's Staff to Open Mobile Offices

by Associated Press 4/29/2015 7:12 am

U.S. Rep. French Hill has announced plans for his staff to hold office hours at seven locations in the 2nd Congressional District.

US Rep. French Hill Appointed to Terrorism Task Force

by Associated Press 3/24/2015 6:46 am

Arkansas U.S. Rep. French Hill has been named to the House Committee on Financial Services Terrorism Financing Task Force.

French Hill Adds Communication Director Mike Siegel to Staff

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2015 1:46 pm

U.S. Rep. French Hill, who succeeded fellow Republican Tim Griffin as central Arkansas' representative in the House, announced Wednesday the hiring of Mike Siegel as his communications director.