Tagged: mike beebe

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.

Mike Beebe Names Special Justice for Gay Marriage Case

by Associated Press 10/1/2014 2:07 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe has named a retired judge from Harrison to fill in as a special justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court in the lawsuit challenging the state's gay marriage ban.

Jeb Bush Campaigns for Asa Hutchinson in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/30/2014 3:06 pm

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is praising fellow Republican Asa Hutchinson's proposal to expand computer science classes in Arkansas schools as the potential 2016 White House hopeful campaigned for Hutchinson's gubernatorial bid.

Bill Clinton to Headline Rallies for Arkansas Democrats

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/29/2014 7:41 am

Former President Bill Clinton will headline a series of rallies for Arkansas Democrats next week, lending a hand in the party's efforts to fend off a Republican takeover of his home state's top offices in the November election, party officials announced Monday.

Robert Coon, Blake Rutherford Assess USA Today’s #ARPX Poll

by Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford 9/24/2014 3:41 pm

A USA Today/Suffolk University poll released Wednesday shows tight races for U.S. Senate and governor in Arkansas.

Groundbreaking Held for $50M US Marshals Museum

by Associated Press 9/24/2014 2:29 pm

Formal groundbreaking has been held in Fort Smith for a U.S. Marshals Museum on the banks of the Arkansas River overlooking Oklahoma.

'Jobs Now' Summit Examines Growing Skills Gap

by Mark Carter 9/24/2014 7:30 am

Ways to address a growing manufacturing skills gap was the focus of Tuesday's "Jobs Now: Arkansas Works When We Do" summit hosted by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.

Groundbreaking Today for $50M US Marshals Museum in Fort Smith

by Associated Press 9/24/2014 7:29 am

Federal, state, tribal and local officials are scheduled to attend the ground breaking ceremony for the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith.

Clean Harbors to Expand in El Dorado, Add 120 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2014 2:53 pm

Clean Harbors, an environmental, energy and industrial services provider, says it will invest $100 million to expand its operation in El Dorado.

Mike Beebe Archives Headed to Arkansas State University

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2014 2:55 pm

Once he leaves office in January, eight years worth of papers, video, photographs and other memorabilia from Gov. Mike Beebe will make their way to Arkansas State University.

Groundbreakings Planned on Major Arkansas Projects

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 9/21/2014 5:33 pm

Construction work is set to begin this week on two highly anticipated projects in Arkansas: a $1.3 billion steel mill in Osceola and the new $50 million museum in Fort Smith honoring the U.S. Marshals Service.

Beaudet Aviation to Land at Little Rock, Create 75 Jobs

by Lance Turner 9/17/2014 11:20 am

Beaudet Aviation, a subsidiary of JCB Aero of Toulouse, France, says it will invest $2.5 million to open a facility in Little Rock, where it will be a key supplier to Dassault Falcon Jet.