Tagged: mike beebe

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson Begins Bureaucrat Shuffle

by Sean Beherec 11/24/2014 12:00 am

After eight years with a Democrat at the helm of the executive branch, Republican Asa Hutchinson’s agency director appointments are also an opportunity to shape the next four years of business in the state.

Mike Beebe Sets April Election for State Senate Seat

by Associated Press 11/21/2014 10:45 am

Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has set a special election for April 14 to fill the vacant state Senate seat that had been held by the incoming governor's new chief of staff.

On AETN, Mike Beebe Defends Plan to Pardon Son's '03 Conviction

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/19/2014 7:43 am

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe on Wednesday defended plans to pardon his son for an 11-year-old marijuana conviction, saying his son is receiving the same type of second chance that hundreds of others have had over the past several years.

Mike Beebe Tries to Leave Mark with Budget (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/16/2014 10:40 am

Painting a bleak picture of the impact tax cuts already approved could have on state agencies, outgoing Gov. Mike Beebe wasn't just trying to issue a warning to a Republican successor elected on a vow to slash income taxes.

Beebe Outlines 2 Budget Proposals to Lawmakers

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/13/2014 11:05 am

Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is warning lawmakers that state employees won't receive a pay raise next year and many state agencies will see their budgets reduced if some tax cuts approved last year take effect.

Mike Beebe to Pardon Son Over Marijuana Conviction

by Associated Press 11/13/2014 7:36 am

Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe's office says he plans to pardon his son over a 2003 felony marijuana conviction.

Gary Stubblefield Drops Bid for Senate President

by Associated Press 11/12/2014 4:34 pm

A Republican lawmaker from western Arkansas says he's dropping his bid to unseat the incoming president of the state Senate.

Medicaid Needs Another $84M If Tax Cuts Proceed

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/12/2014 3:30 pm

Arkansas' Medicaid program will need an additional $84.2 million in state funding next year and another $60 million from the surplus if lawmakers move forward with tax cuts approved last year, outgoing Gov. Mike Beebe recommended Wednesday.

Mike Beebe to State Business Leaders: Keep Moving Forward, Working Together

by Lee Hogan 11/12/2014 2:16 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe told the state's business leaders on Wednesday to keep moving forward and working together in order to keep Arkansas headed in the right direction.

Michael Lamoureux Resigns to Work for Asa Hutchinson

by Associated Press 11/11/2014 10:55 am

Arkansas Senate President Pro Tem Michael Lamoureux has submitted a letter of resignation from the Senate after being named chief of staff and transition director for Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson.

Mike Beebe Names 40 to State Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 2:46 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe announced Monday 40 appointments to state boards and commissions

Midterm Shows Long-Term Arkansas Shift (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/9/2014 8:50 pm

Angry with a president who will be out of office in a little over two years, voters resoundingly ended Arkansas' tradition as a Democratic holdout in the South and handed Republicans control of the state.

GOP Sweep Clouds Arkansas Medicaid Plan's Future

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/6/2014 4:01 pm

Arkansas Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson says he won't make a decision about whether to expand the state's compromise Medicaid expansion until late January at the earliest.

Farewell to Democratic Tradition (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 11/5/2014 4:38 pm

Dale Bumpers, David Pryor, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor. Arkansas Business political columnist Blake Rutherford confronts the Republican wave of 2014.

Mike Beebe: GOP Capitalized on Obama in Midterm

by Associated Press 11/5/2014 2:32 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe says Republicans in Arkansas and nationally successfully capitalized on the president's unpopularity in the midterm election, and says whether fellow Democrats can rebound depends on how the GOP will govern.

Mike Beebe Announces 14 Appointments to State Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/27/2014 10:41 am

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday announced 14 appointments to state boards and commissions.

Mike Beebe Announces 26 Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2014 1:42 pm

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

Education Broadband Issue Goes Down to the (Fiber Optic) Wire

by Michelle Corbet 10/13/2014 12:00 am

While the message may be getting lost in the clutter of political ads ahead of the Nov. 4 midterm election, FASTERArkansas isn’t asking for your vote. It’s asking the public to pressure legislators to tweak, preferably through a special session before Gov. Mike Beebe’s term ends in January, a state law that sailed through the Legislature almost unnoticed in 2011.

In Conway, Bill Clinton Asks Arkansas Voters to Avoid Protest Vote

by Associated Press 10/6/2014 2:06 pm

Former President Bill Clinton is urging Arkansas voters to not use the midterm election as a protest vote against the White House as he kicks off a series of rallies to help Democrats in his home state.

First Conversation with Arkansas Governors Set for Saturday with David Pryor

by Lee Hogan 10/1/2014 2:16 pm

The Central Arkansas Library System is hosting the first talk in a series, Conversations with Arkansas Governors, on Saturday with former Gov. David Pryor. The series plans to sit down for an in-depth conversation with previous governors of Arkansas and the future governor of the state.