Tagged: mike beebe

Mike Beebe Warns Against Ending Health Care Program

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/28/2014 02:10 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe warned sheriffs from around the state Tuesday that new funding he has proposed for the prison system could be at risk if lawmakers halt the compromise Medicaid expansion approved last year.

Private Option Supporters Walk Fine Line (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/26/2014 08:54 am

Supporters of Arkansas' "private option" Medicaid expansion are walking a fine line as they assess the future of the program before this year's legislative session. They don't want to understate the danger it faces of being defunded, but they don't want to declare it dead just yet.

A Steeper Climb Ahead for Arkansas' Private Option (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/19/2014 09:02 am

If you thought convincing a Republican-led Legislature to support a key part of the new federal health care law was a tough fight last year, wait until you see Round 2. Still, at least one GOP lawmaker is confident arguments for the law will win again.

Special Election Bodes Ill for Arkansas' 'Private Option'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/15/2014 02:27 pm

A Republican takeover of a northeast Arkansas state Senate seat dims the prospects for continuing the state's compromise Medicaid expansion plan and could be a troubling early sign for Democrats who had hoped to rebound from recent losses at the polls.

Mike Beebe Proposes $5B Budget for Coming Year

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/14/2014 01:41 pm

Arkansas' public schools and prisons would get funding boosts under a $5 billion budget plan Gov. Mike Beebe unveiled Tuesday.

Lawmakers Back Keeping Arkansas Lieutenant Governor's Office Open

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/13/2014 01:53 pm

With Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr stepping down next month over ethics violations, legislative leaders say there's growing support to change the law to keep his office vacant and avoid a special election to fill the post for just a few months.

Mark Darr to Resign; Says He'll Leave Office Feb. 1

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/10/2014 10:40 pm

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr says he will leave office Feb. 1, giving in to pressure from Democrats and fellow Republicans who said his impeachment was inevitable over ethics violations tied to his campaign and office spending.

Mike Beebe Focuses on Budget as Final Year Approaches

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/1/2014 03:39 pm

With a limited legislative session focused primarily on the state's budget, Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is approaching his final year in office with an agenda that includes boosting funding for the state's prison system and protecting the Medicaid expansion he signed into law.

Gov. Mike Beebe on His Fiscal Forecast for '15, What He'll Say to His Successor

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2013 12:00 am

Mike Beebe was elected governor in 2006 after having served 20 years in the state Senate and a four-year term as state attorney general. Beebe won re-election to his second, and final, term in 2010. During his administration he has focused on education, economic development and tax reform.

Hewlett-Packard to Hire 200 in Conway As Part of Growing Health Care Business

by Lance Turner and Mark Carter 12/18/2013 10:44 am

Hewlett-Packard Inc. of Palo Alto, Calif., says that it is planning to hire 200 software engineers and programmers for its operation at Conway.

Epoxyn Products in Mountain Home to Expand, Add 50 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/17/2013 01:31 pm

Epoxyn Products says it will expand its manufacturing facility in Mountain Home, creating 50 jobs.

Arkansas GOP Official Sues Mike Beebe Over Public Records

by Jeannie Nuss, The Associated Press 12/2/2013 02:50 pm

Megan Tollett, the executive director of the Republican Party of Arkansas, is suing Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe over a public records request.

Mike Beebe Makes 16 Appointments to Arkansas Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/25/2013 02:47 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe announces 16 appointments to state boards and commissions.

'Advance Arkansas Sites' to Showcase Large-Acreage Plots for Development

by Mark Carter 11/25/2013 11:51 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Gov. Mike Beebe announce a new initiative to better position large-acreage sites to new business.

Prime-Line to Expand Malvern Plant, Add 50 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/22/2013 10:02 am

Prime-Line Inc. of Malvern says it will build a new manufacturing facility, spending $6.7 million and adding 50 jobs.

Ikea Supplier Vinh Long to Employ 75 at Former Bosch Plant in Morrilton

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2013 11:09 am

Vinh Long, a manufacturer of a home furnishing products, said Thursday that it would move a new manufacturing facility in the former Bosch building in Morrilton and employ 75 people.

Photos: Inside the Bass Pro Shops Grand Opening in Little Rock

by Lance Turner 11/14/2013 11:26 am

Inside a reception celebrating the grand opening of the Bass Pro Shops store at the Gateway Town Center in Little Rock.

The Atlantic Looks at Arkansas, 'The State Where Obamacare Is Working'

by Lance Turner 11/13/2013 09:42 am

Olga Khazan, blogging at The Atlantic, examines Arkansas as "the state where Obamacare is working." In a post up today, he talks to Gov. Mike Beebe and Arkansas House Speaker Day Carter about how the "private option" made Medicaid expansion more palatable to Republicans.

Nucor Objection Delays Big River Steel Construction

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2013 09:50 am

Nucor Steel is trying to block the opening of a competing $1.1 billion steel mill in northeast Arkansas by objecting to the new company's requests for environmental permits.

Arkansas' Private Option Faces New Pressure in 2014 (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/3/2013 08:37 am

The computer problems that have frustrated many Americans trying to sign up for insurance under the federal health care could threaten Arkansas' compromise plan to expand insurance coverage.