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Arkansas Poll Offers Very Narrow Opening for Democrats (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/9/2015 6:49 am

The annual Arkansas Poll doesn't offer much immediate hope for Democrats. But it does suggest some very narrow openings that the party may be able to eventually capitalize on.

Hutchinson Calls on Congress to Allow Credit in Dealing with Cuba

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2015 3:22 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson continued his calls to further open Cuba to Arkansas businesses, urging Congress to allow "flexibility in credit extension" to the country as it re-establishes relations with the United States.

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.

Democrat Conner Eldridge Formally Kicks Off Senate Campaign

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/19/2015 7:26 am

Democratic Senate hopeful Conner Eldridge called for increasing the tax credit small businesses receive under the federal health law Saturday as he kicked off his uphill campaign to unseat Republican Sen. John Boozman in Arkansas.

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.

Protecting Arkansas’ Small Businesses (Tom Cotton and John Boozman Commentary)

by Tom Cotton and John Boozman 9/28/2015 12:00 am

As many Arkansans know, the franchise model has been one of the greatest examples of economic success in history. The benefits of franchises are widespread and shared by investors, business owners, employees and nearly every American.

Arkansas, Arkansas State Get Grants to Study Terrorism

by Associated Press 9/25/2015 7:44 am

The University of Arkansas and Arkansas State have each been awarded U.S. Department of Justice grants for studies into homegrown terrorism.

Conner Eldridge Puts New Face on Old Democrat Strategy (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/21/2015 7:06 am

A Senate challenger who has never run for public office before, Conner Eldridge hopes to offer a fresh face for Democrats in Arkansas after an election where some of the party's biggest names were swept up in a Republican tide.

John Boozman Says It's Fair to Highlight Conner Eldridge's Obama Ties

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/15/2015 6:51 am

Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman said Monday it's fair to highlight his Democratic rival and former federal prosecutor Conner Eldridge's ties to President Barack Obama, who remains deeply unpopular in Arkansas.

Conner Eldridge Launches Bid to Unseat Republican John Boozman

by Mark Carter 9/9/2015 10:07 am

It's official: Former U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge will run in 2016 for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican John Boozman.

Oshkosh Corp. Beats Lockheed Martin, AM General to Make JLTVs

by Lance Turner 8/25/2015 4:05 pm

The U.S. Army on Tuesday awarded a contract to build the military's new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle to Oshkosh Corp. of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, beating Lockheed Martin, which would have made the vehicles in Camden.

Conner Eldridge Stepping Down As US Attorney

by Gwen Moritz 8/11/2015 11:24 am

Conner Eldridge, rumored as a potential Democratic challenger for U.S. Sen. John Boozman in 2016, announced Tuesday that he will resign as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas on Aug. 21.

Conner Eldridge Suggested as Potential Challenger to Boozman in '16

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

If you were thinking Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman might go unchallenged by a Democrat in 2016, think again. The calls that Ross Whipple of Arkadelphia has been making lead us to believe that his son-in-law, W. Conner Eldridge Jr., has moved past the thinking stage and will soon announce his candidacy.

John Boozman: States Need More Flexibility in Nutrition Bill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/31/2015 4:49 pm

States need to be given more flexibility in how they administer child nutrition programs as the funding bill comes up for renewal this fall, U.S. Sen. John Boozman said Friday.

Senate GOP Adds Dodd-Frank Rewrite to $21B Funding Bill

by Associated Press 7/22/2015 11:30 am

Senate Republicans are trying to use a must-do spending bill to advance legislation significantly rewriting landmark 2010 legislation that tightened regulation of the financial services industry.

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.

Video: Tom Cotton Calls Iran Nuclear Deal 'Dangerous Mistake'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/14/2015 11:12 am

Arkansas' all-Republican congressional delegation roundly criticized a nuclear deal announced Tuesday between Iran and world powers, with freshman U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton calling it a "grievous, dangerous mistake."

12 Arkansas Airports Get $3M in Federal Money for Upgrades

by Associated Press 7/12/2015 1:30 pm

Twelve Arkansas airports have been awarded more than $3 million from the Department of Transportation to support facility upgrades and expansions.

Tear Down This Embargo (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Sen. John Boozman is sponsoring a bill that would enable Cuba to use credit to buy U.S. agricultural products, including Arkansas rice and chicken. And he’s among the many Arkansans calling for the end of the U.S. embargo against Cuba.

5 Arkansas Airports to Share $1.8M Federal Grant

by Associated Press 6/24/2015 2:30 pm

Members of the Arkansas congressional delegation say five airports in the state will share $1.8 million in federal grants for airport upgrades and improvements.