Tagged: mike beebe

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.

Hutchinson Tax Cut Pitch Mirrors Beebe's (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/7/2014 1:58 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson's pitch to Arkansas farmers on why they should support his $100 million tax cut proposal was a simple one: I've stood with you on your tax exemptions, so help me in passing a reduction that will go even further.

Mike Beebe Formally Announces Intent to Pardon Son

by Associated Press 12/5/2014 2:31 pm

Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has taken the first step toward previously announced plans to pardon his son over a 2003 marijuana conviction.

Appointments for Independent Citizens Commission Announced

by Lee Hogan 12/3/2014 10:57 am

The seven appointments for the Independent Citizens Commission, which will decide the salaries for all elected state officials, were announced Wednesday morning.

Arkansas Community Colleges Host Community College Work$ Week Events

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/1/2014 11:13 am

Arkansas' 22 community colleges, and a number of branch campuses, will hold events this week to highlight the role college plays, whether it be education, technical training or workforce development, in the region.

Joe Thompson To Leave Surgeon General Post; John Selig Asked to Stay at DHS

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/25/2014 2:18 pm

Arkansas Surgeon General Joe Thompson said Tuesday he will not serve in the role under Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson.

Asa Hutchinson Names Duncan Baird Budget Director

by Associated Press 11/24/2014 1:42 pm

Arkansas Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson says a key legislative leader will be his budget director after he takes office next year.

Mike Beebe Appoints 26 to State Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/24/2014 10:24 am

Gov. Mike Beebe announced Monday 26 appointments to state boards and commissions.