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Plains & Eastern Clean Line Appears Doomed In Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 1/29/2018 12:00 am

After putting nearly nine years and more than $100 million of investors’ money into a $2.5 billion power transmission project across Oklahoma and Arkansas, the electric dream of Michael Skelly has shorted out.

Clean Line Shelves Arkansas Plans; Delegation Steps Up Attack

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2018 1:53 pm

As Arkansas' congressional delegation stepped up its war Tuesday on a $2.5 billion wind-power transmission project, Clean Line Energy Partners has confirmed that it has shelved plans to string the controversial power line across Arkansas.

Duane Kees Confirmed as US Attorney for Western Arkansas

by Associated Press 12/21/2017 10:09 am

An executive at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has been confirmed as the U.S. Attorney for western Arkansas.

Budget Plan Endangers Ads Luring Foreign Tourists to Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 10/9/2017 12:00 am

President Donald Trump’s best-known promise is to build a wall, but some Arkansas travel professionals fear that a side-effect of his zeal for border security could keep out the kind of foreigners America wants: free-spending tourists.

Asa Hutchinson, Senators Back Near Health Law Repeal Effort

by Associated Press 9/20/2017 7:08 am

Arkansas' Republican governor said Tuesday he backs a revived effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law, and the state's two GOP senators said they also support the legislation.

Chris Caldwell Tapped to Lead Delta Regional Authority

by Associated Press 9/13/2017 11:15 am

The White House has nominated a member of U.S. Sen. John Boozman's staff to serve as co-chairman of the Delta Regional Authority.

A Cynical World (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/11/2017 12:00 am

The cynicism of our world was on full display last week when President Trump announced a six-month limit on former President Obama’s executive order known as DACA.

US Should Do More, Not Less, to Push Exports to Cuba (Randy Veach Commentary)

by Randy Veach 8/1/2017 11:09 am

The Arkansas Farm Bureau believes a move to roll back relations with Cuba is a step in the wrong direction. "There is no better diplomacy than making food available to another country," Randy Veach writes.

Asa Hutchinson: Don't Give Up on Changes to Health Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/18/2017 4:06 pm

Congress shouldn't give up on finding ways to change the federal health overhaul in an approach that can win bipartisan support despite the collapse of the GOP effort to rewrite the 2010 law, Gov. Asa Hutchinson says. "I think you've got to be able to pull people together from both sides of the aisle and say we're going to have a bipartisan solution here to set the path for the future."

Arkansas Lawmakers Criticize Trump Shifting Cuba Policy

by Associated Press 6/16/2017 3:04 pm

Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation are criticizing President Donald Trump's decision to restore some travel and economic restrictions on Cuba.

Comey Questions an Opening for Arkansas Democrats (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/15/2017 6:56 am

Arkansas Democrats may have an opening to put Republicans in an uncomfortable spot defending the president and the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

PACE Financing Under Fire From Tom Cotton

by Kyle Massey 5/1/2017 12:00 am

Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde calls PACE financing a home run, something that makes "a lot of sense to a lot of people." U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton calls PACE a scam to "trick seniors into taking out high-interest loans for 20 years, along with liens on their homes."

Bill Targets Clean Line, Contrasting With Trump's Zeal for Infrastructure

by Kyle Massey 3/7/2017 9:30 am

Arkansas' congressional delegation backs a bill that would halt the $2 billion Clean Line project.

US Senate Confirms DeVos as Education Secretary

by Associated Press 2/7/2017 11:34 am

The Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie.

Arkansas' Deep Red Shift Poses New Questions (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/14/2016 6:56 am

If it wasn't already clear, Tuesday night sealed it: Arkansas is no longer Clinton country.

Poll Shows Arkansas Voters Split Over Medical Pot Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/2/2016 4:10 pm

Arkansas voters were narrowly split over a proposal to legalize medical marijuana before the state Supreme Court disqualified a competing measure from next week's ballot, a new poll shows.

Eldridge Aims to Unseat Boozman in Arkansas US Senate Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/24/2016 7:02 am

Republican Sen. John Boozman's fight against Democratic challenger Conner Eldridge has drawn barely a fraction of the money and attention of the 2014 Senate race, when national groups and candidates bombarded Arkansas' airwaves with ads.

Boozman Portrays Eldridge as Gift From Obama in New Ad

by Associated Press 10/21/2016 3:11 pm

Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman has launched his first negative ad against Democratic challenger Conner Eldridge, portraying the former federal prosecutor as a gift from President Barack Obama to predominantly conservative Arkansas.

Trump Questions to Linger for Arkansas Republicans (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/17/2016 6:51 am

Democrats signal that they will keep reminding voters of Republicans' refusal to disavow Donald Trump long after Nov. 8.

John Boozman Raises More Than $569,000 for Senate Re-Election Bid

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/12/2016 6:49 am

Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman raised more than $569,000 over the last three months as he heads into the final weeks of his re-election bid in Arkansas, his campaign tells The Associated Press.