Tagged: mike beebe

Amendments Expand Arkansas Session Beyond Budget (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/2/2016 7:12 am

When Arkansas voters mandated the Legislature meet annually, the plan was for lawmakers to take up a wide range of issues one year and focus primarily on the budget the next. The same voters can be forgiven if they see little daylight between the two types of sessions nowadays.

Mike Beebe Joins Board of Home BancShares, Stock to Split in June

by Gwen Moritz 4/22/2016 7:39 am

Former Gov. Mike Beebe has been named to the board of directors of Home BancShares Inc., the publicly traded parent company of Centennial Bank that is headed by his college fraternity brother, Chairman John Allison.

Auditor, Former Commissioner Bash Arkansas Lottery's 10-Year Contract Extension

by Mark Friedman 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Former Arkansas Scholarship Lottery officials are critical of a recent decision to add 10 years to the contract of a vendor whose original contract was altered after lottery commission approval.

Mike Beebe Joins Tyson Foods' Board of Directors

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2015 3:15 pm

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has been named to the board of directors of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, the publicly traded meat processor announced Wednesday.

Sun Paper, Hutchinson Sign Intent Letter to Study $1.4B South Arkansas Plant

by Lance Turner 11/23/2015 11:23 am

A long-planned paper plant in south Arkansas has taken another step forward. Shandong Sun Paper Industry on Monday signed a letter of intent with Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to study building a $1.4 billion pulp mill in the area.

Big River Steel Mill Rises in Northeast Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 11/16/2015 12:00 am

The construction of the Big River Steel mill is a project defined by superlatives: at $1.3 billion, the biggest economic development project in Arkansas history; at $700 million, the biggest construction project in the state; one of the most technologically advanced, etc.

Don't Be Surprised by Delays on Arkansas Death Row (Kelly Kissel Analysis)

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 9/14/2015 7:33 am

It should come as no surprise that two years after Gov. Mike Beebe floated the idea of perhaps doing away with the death penalty, eight condemned inmates would be lined up for their turn in Arkansas' death chamber. But no one should be surprised if some or even all of the execution dates set between now and Jan. 14 pass without anyone dying.

Gearhart Leaves after 7 Years Leading University of Arkansas

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 8/2/2015 1:06 pm

G. David Gearhart wrapped up a seven-year tenure as chancellor of the University of Arkansas hopeful that a state with few college graduates will push more of its children into higher education.

Arkansas Aerospace’s Summer in Paris

by Marty Cook 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas too often keeps some “well-kept secrets” as far as business goes. The aerospace industry doesn’t want to be secretive anymore.

Former Beebe Chief of Staff Morril Harriman Joins Mitchell Williams

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Morril Harriman has joined the law firm of Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC as counsel in the firm’s Little Rock office. Harriman has 25 years of experience in private practice law and 16 years of service in the Arkansas Senate.

Lake View Case's Shadow Shrinks (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/9/2015 6:57 am

By allowing school districts to avoid being merged with their neighbors when they fall below the state's minimum enrollment, the Arkansas Legislature signaled that the shadow of a long-running education funding case no longer looms large.

Mike Beebe Joins Roberts Law Firm of Little Rock

by Lance Turner 3/5/2015 2:24 pm

The Roberts Law Firm PA of Little Rock announced on Facebook that former Gov. Mike Beebe has joined the firm.

Hutchinson Straddles Issue with Unsigned Law (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/1/2015 1:43 pm

By letting a measure become law without his signature to prohibit local governments from expanding anti-discrimination protections, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is straddling the debate over a proposal being cast as endorsing bias against gays and lesbians.

Mike Beebe's Legacy Linked to Health Care (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Associated Press 1/5/2015 9:01 am

During his successful bid for governor in 2006, Mike Beebe rarely mentioned health care in a campaign that often focused on school funding and tax cuts. As he's preparing to leave office, the two-term Democrat is finding that his legacy could be shaped by the issue.

Mike Beebe Says He Hopes Lifting State's 'Swagger' is His Legacy

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/4/2015 2:56 pm

Despite key accomplishments, Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe admits that the legacy he hopes to leave after more than three decades in elected office is nebulous. It's trying to change the attitude of a poverty-stricken Southern state where "Thank God for Mississippi" is a familiar catchphrase.

Mike Beebe Appoints 7 to Judicial Posts

by Associated Press 1/1/2015 9:38 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe has announced the appointments of seven people to judicial posts in Arkansas — including the appointment of state Supreme Court Justice Cliff Hoofman to the Arkansas Court of Appeals.

Tunnels, Dennis Smiley, John Rogers, Wal-Mart Kept Readers Checking Online

by Lance Turner 12/30/2014 7:13 pm

A tour of the hidden underground tunnels of Hot Springs was the most-read story on ArkansasBusiness.com in 2014.

Mike Beebe Sees Path Forward for Medicaid Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/29/2014 2:12 pm

Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said Monday he's cautiously optimistic that the state will keep its compromise Medicaid expansion, warning that abandoning the program could be "politically disastrous" for its opponents.

Here's Gov. Mike Beebe's Official Portrait

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/19/2014 2:02 pm

After more than three decades in elected office, outgoing Gov. Mike Beebe is already considered a fixture at the Arkansas state Capitol. Now he's made it official.

Mike Beebe Says He's Still Opposed to Gay Marriage

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/10/2014 3:24 pm

Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said Wednesday he remains opposed to same-sex marriage despite recent rulings against his state's ban, but said he has eased his opposition to civil unions.