Tagged: mike beebe

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.

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.