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Jason Rapert Named CEO of ULockIt Security Devices

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 5:00 pm

ULockIt Security Devices of Conway announced Monday the appointment of Jason Rapert as its CEO. The company said it's also looking at expanding sales nationwide.

Group Sets Plans for Ten Commandments Near Arkansas Capitol

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/8/2016 4:28 pm

A granite monument of the Ten Commandments planned near Arkansas' Capitol will weigh 6,000 pounds and stand more than 6 feet tall, the group lined up to install the display said in an application filed Monday.

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.

Arkansas Lawmakers Advance Plan to Save Medicaid Expansion

by Associated Press 4/20/2016 6:58 am

Arkansas lawmakers broke a stalemate over the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion Tuesday after Democrats acceded to an unusual plan that'll require them to initially vote to end the subsidized health insurance for thousands of poor people.

Arkansas House, Senate Panels OK Hybrid Medicaid Expansion

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/6/2016 8:36 pm

Arkansas House and Senate committees advanced Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposal to keep the hybrid Medicaid expansion. But opponents said they didn't believe the state or federal government could afford the expanded coverage. The House and Senate are expected to take up the plan on Thursday.

John Goodson Helped Law Firms Get State Auditor Contract Potentially Worth Millions

by Mark Friedman 2/22/2016 12:00 am

State Auditor Andrea Lea agreed to pay inexperienced out-of-state attorneys a fee nearly twice as high as other states have committed to pay in a pursuit of unredeemed U.S. Treasury bonds.

Of Twitter & Politics (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Twitter, and other social media, allows political leaders to reveal themselves more often and more candidly than ever before.

Marriage Ruling Opens Fight Within Arkansas GOP (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/12/2015 1:28 pm

A social conservative who once called for banning gay couples from becoming foster parents, Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson was an unlikely foil for members of his own party outraged at the U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down same-sex marriage bans nationwide.

Groups Call for Hindu, Satanic, Vegan Displays at Arkansas Capitol

by Allen Reed, The Associated Press 7/7/2015 3:43 pm

Existing statues that honor Confederate soldiers, firefighters and the Little Rock Nine might be joined by tributes for vegans, a monkey-faced deity and a cloven-hooved demon.

Farmers Insurance Now Offers Rideshare Coverage

by Austin DuVall 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Farmers Insurance recently announced that it has begun offering Arkansas drivers rideshare insurance coverage in response to the state’s new ride-sharing law, Act 1267, which was signed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in early April.

Arkansas leaders try to diffuse war of words on gay marriage

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 7/3/2015 6:00 pm

Opposition from Arkansas legislative leaders to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling lifting the ban on gay marriage nationwide bubbled over into a war of words late Thursday between the state's legislative and executive branches.

Arkansas Republicans Shift from Marriage Fight (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/29/2015 7:18 am

In Arkansas, the GOP backlash against same-sex marriage included a governor who accused justices of disregarding Arkansans' beliefs and a conservative activist calling the decision "illegitimate." But it didn't include a call for the state to defy the nation's highest court.

Jason Rapert Supports Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriage

by Associated Press 6/26/2015 1:39 pm

A Republican legislator says he believes Arkansas and other states should push for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution banning gay marriage after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage.

Jason Rapert: Arkansas Needs a New Look at Levees

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/24/2015 3:28 pm

Changes to Arkansas' levee system after recent flooding in the state should be on the agenda if the Legislature is called back into session to take up the future of its health insurance marketplace, a key lawmaker said Wednesday.

ACLU Monitoring Ten Commandments Monument Law

by Mark Friedman 6/8/2015 12:00 am

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas is monitoring the progress of a new law that allows the state of Arkansas to place a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Capitol in Little Rock.

Arkansas Senate OKs Ten Commandments Monument

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/26/2015 6:58 am

The Arkansas Senate voted Wednesday to allow a Ten Commandments display to be built near the Capitol, a move the lawmaker has called a nod to history but critics have said would amount to the state endorsing religion.

Proposed Ten Commandments Display Advances to Senate Vote

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/25/2015 6:56 am

A day after it stalled before a legislative panel, an effort to allow a privately funded monument to the Ten Commandments near the Arkansas Capitol advanced to the state Senate on Tuesday for a vote.

EPA Proposals Threaten Arkansas (Jason Rapert Commentary)

by Jason Rapert 10/20/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas is fortunate to have among the lowest electricity prices in the nation. Unfortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency’s newest proposed carbon rule poses a grave threat to our ability to produce electricity affordably and reliably, and that spells bad news for homeowners and business owners across the state.

State Senate A Lock for GOP, but House Up in Air

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 10/19/2014 1:03 pm

Voters can begin casting early ballots Monday in Arkansas' midterm election and while the top-of-the-ticket U.S. Senate and governor's races have dominated the airwaves, a handful of legislative races could determine whether more than 200,000 people keep their health insurance under the state's Medicaid expansion.

Legislators Tell State Supreme Court: Uphold Ban on Gay Marriages

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 6/20/2014 11:25 am

A resolution asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to uphold a voter-approved constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages, which a circuit judge recently overturned, won support from state lawmakers Friday.