Tagged: jeremy hutchinson

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.

Legislative Roundup: Session’s First Week Is Light; Medicaid Looms

by Mark Carter 1/21/2013 12:00 am

Gov. Mike Beebe and the state’s first Republican-controlled Legislature since the 1870s presided over a period of mostly settling in as the 89th General Assembly convened last week.

Jeremy Hutchinson Files Tort Reform Ballot Measure

by Associated Press 1/16/2013 3:12 pm

An Arkansas lawmaker is proposing a constitutional amendment to require those who file lawsuits found to be "frivolous" to pay court costs and to place restrictions on experts who can testify at medical malpractice cases.

Arkansas Senate Panel Tables Bill on Farm Recordings

by Associated Press 1/16/2013 11:33 am

An Arkansas Senate committee has tabled a bill aimed at outlawing undercover investigations of farming facilities. The bill would make it a misdemeanor to videotape livestock and poultry operations without permission from the facility's owner.

Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson Proposes Drug Testing for Jobless Aid

by Associated Press 1/15/2013 1:58 pm

An Arkansas lawmaker is proposing that the state require recipients of state unemployment benefits to pass a drug test.

Prisons Officials Seek Fix to Arkansas Execution Law

by Jeannie Nuss 12/12/2012 7:27 am

Correction officials are trying to figure out how to rework Arkansas' lethal injection law after the state's top court threw out the statute earlier this year, officials told legislators Tuesday.

Lawmakers Expected to Tackle Execution in Upcoming Session

by Associated Press 12/3/2012 3:58 pm

State lawmakers will likely tackle execution reform in the upcoming legislative session after Arkansas' top court struck down the state's 2009 execution law earlier this year.

A 4 on the Moritz Scale (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/19/2012 12:00 am

The Moritz Scale, as you can see, ranks faux pas by political figures on a scale of 1 (behavior that “just looks bad”) to 5 (criminally bad behavior). It is applicable to political scandals that don’t involve sex — Ernie Passailaigue, former director of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, was twice measured on the Moritz Scale with nary a zipper problem — but sex certainly does seem to crop up regularly. And this installment’s subjects are currently involved in sex scandals.