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Dave & Buster’s Grows Closer To Little Rock Landing

by Jan Cottingham 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Little Rock appears to be growing closer to getting a Dave & Buster’s, the restaurant-arcade chain that originated in the city.

Private Option Enrollment High Among Arkansas Parolees

by Associated Press 5/5/2015 1:32 pm

About 70 percent of the state's more than 52,000 parolees and probationers have signed up for Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion, prison and parole officials told a legislative task force Thursday.

Religion Bill Previews Rifts Governor Faces (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/6/2015 6:56 am

The drama surrounding HB1228 offers a preview of possible rifts to come with Democrats and even fellow Republicans in future years.

#HB1228 Tests LGBT Economic Argument (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/29/2015 4:41 pm

How the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" is testing an effort by gay rights supporters to turn the fight over anti-discrimination laws and same-sex marriage into a financial debate, not a social one.

Arkansas Senate OKs Bill Targeting Dave & Buster's

by Associated Press 3/24/2015 6:41 am

The Arkansas Senate has approved a bill that could help lure a restaurant chain to the state.

Arkansas Senate OKs Setting Up Commission for Title Insurers

by Associated Press 3/18/2015 6:55 am

The Arkansas Senate is backing a proposal to set up a new commission that would supervise the title insurance business.

Arkansas Senate Committee Backs Prison Overhaul Bill

by Associated Press 2/26/2015 7:15 am

A key component of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plan to overhaul the state prison system and reduce an inmate backlog received bipartisan support from a Senate committee Wednesday.

Jeremy Hutchinson Amends Alcohol Application Bill

by Jan Cottingham 2/9/2015 12:00 am

State Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, R-Benton, told Arkansas Business early last week that he planned to amend his bill increasing the fee to apply to sell wine, spirits and malt liquor, and, indeed, he has.

Grant Merrill Faces Lawsuit Over Alleged Mismanagement of KEWI

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2014 12:00 am

The bad blood between the former partners of KEWI-AM, 690, has arrived at the Saline County Courthouse.

Video: Jeremy Hutchinson Talks About the Future of KEWI-AM

by Lance Turner 3/28/2014 9:44 am

Jeremy Hutchinson, part of the ownership team that's retooling KEWI-AM, 690, in Benton and buying out former co-owner Grant Merrill, sits down with Shelli Russell of MySaline.com to talk about the station's future.

What Happened to Saline County’s Only Radio Station KEWI-AM?

by Luke Jones 3/24/2014 12:00 am

In 2011, Grant Merrill bought KEWI-AM, 690, in Benton: Saline County’s only functioning radio station. Before he owned it, the station had run stably for years, but three years after his purchase, it’s closed and silent.

State Senator Jeremy Hutchinson Challenges Dental Law

by Mark Friedman 3/3/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas State Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, R-Benton, said he will begin a push to change state law so that orthodontists can provide basic teeth cleanings to the general public.

State Lawmakers Want to Hear From Security Board Head

by Associated Press 11/19/2013 4:52 pm

Lawmakers want to hear from the head of a state board that voted this year to allow more than a dozen Arkansas school districts to continue using teachers, administrators and other staff as armed guards.

Mark Darr Reports Campaign Errors to Ethics Panel

by Associated Press 8/24/2013 11:51 am

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr filed an ethics complaint against himself on Friday over hundreds of dollars his campaign spent at gas stations and restaurants shortly after he took office that were classified as fundraising expenses. Meanwhile, the lawyer who first questioned the spending said he's also filed a complaint with the panel over the reports.

Beaten In Legislature, Tort Reform Fight Continues

by Mark Friedman 5/6/2013 12:00 am

Even though legislation involving tort reform failed to make it out of the General Assembly last month, attorneys are pushing forward with the idea. Sen. Eddie Joe Williams, R-Cabot, who introduced the measure, says business groups supported the legislation and that tort reform is needed because surrounding states have it.

Jeremy Hutchinson Delays Vote on Drug-Testing Bill

by Associated Press 2/13/2013 11:22 am

A vote on legislation requiring random drug testing for unemployment recipients in Arkansas is being delayed over questions about how much it would cost the state.

Arkansas Lawmakers Weigh Competing Tort Reform Ideas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/10/2013 5:33 pm

Arkansas lawmakers are weighing competing ballot measures to address rulings that overturned parts of a 2003 tort reform law, including a proposal to give the Legislature the authority to write the rules and practices for the state's courts.

Death Penalty Opponents Seek Its Abolition in Arkansas

by Jeannie Nuss 1/30/2013 3:38 pm

Death penalty opponents called on Arkansas lawmakers Wednesday to abolish capital punishment after Gov. Mike Beebe said earlier this month that he would sign legislation outlawing the punishment if it were to reach his desk.

The Ethics Floor (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/28/2013 12:00 am

A question from one of our office wits (we’re blessed with several): If we can’t legislate morality, can we at least legislate common sense?

Arkansas Lawmakers Weigh Drug-Testing Proposal

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press 1/27/2013 4:45 pm

Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, R-Little Rock, who filed the bill, said that the state -- which administers unemployment benefits -- has a compelling interest in ensuring that people receiving unemployment benefits are not illegally using drugs.

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