Tagged: mike beebe

Legislators Look at Keno Ban for Special Session

by Associated Press 5/23/2014 2:29 pm

There is a move by some legislators to include a ban on monitor games by the Arkansas lottery if there is a special session called this summer.

Arkansas Venture Center Launches With $500K Grant From State

by Mark Carter 5/20/2014 1:11 pm

The Venture Center is a membership-driven, nonprofit organization that offers entrepreneurial services related to startup acceleration, corporate innovation and technical training.

Arkansas Lawmakers Consider Special Session

by Christina Huynh, The Associated Press 5/19/2014 6:01 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says he's open to the idea of a special legislative session to address health insurance plans for public school employees as long as there's a consensus among lawmakers about it.

Gov. Mike Beebe: Court Should Decide Marriage Validity

by Associated Press 5/13/2014 11:10 am

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says it'll be up to the state's high court to decide whether hundreds of marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples are valid while the state defends its gay marriage ban.

Request to Add Counties to Arkansas Disaster List

by Associated Press 5/9/2014 4:37 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is asking that nine counties be added to President Barack Obama's disaster declaration due to severe storms on April 27.

Influence and Income Inequality (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 5/6/2014 7:05 pm

Income equality is rising in the United States, and a new study from Princeton and Northwestern shows power more concentrated in elites than ever before. The ramifications on Arkansas's economy are significant, and the response will shape our financial landscape for decades to come.

Verizon To Add More Than 285 Jobs in Arkansas in 2014

by Lee Hogan 5/5/2014 11:06 am

Verizon Wireless says it will add more than 285 jobs in Arkansas this year in various departments, including customer service, technical support and sales.

Mike Beebe: Still Opposed to Gay Marriage

by Associated Press 5/5/2014 10:55 am

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says he still believes marriage is between a man and a woman, saying his position hasn't changed after Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced his support for gay marriage.

Arkansas Delegation Asks for Disaster Declarations

by Associated Press 5/5/2014 10:53 am

Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation are asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency and President Barack Obama to issue additional disaster declarations for areas of Arkansas hit hard by last week's tornadoes and flooding.

No Shift in Arkansas Death Penalty Fight (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/4/2014 12:10 pm

Nearly 10 years have passed since Arkansas executed anyone, the state's governor says he would abolish the death penalty if legislators sent him such a bill, and the state's top attorney calls the system broken. Still, there's been little to no shift politically on the issue.

Judge Again Finds Arkansas' Voter ID Law Unconstitutional

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/2/2014 2:58 pm

An Arkansas judge on Friday again found the state's new voter ID law to be unconstitutional but said there wasn't enough time to prohibit officials from enforcing it during this month's primary election.

Governor Requests Federal Aid After Tornado

by Associated Press 4/29/2014 10:17 am

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has asked for a Major Disaster Declaration for Faulkner County, which was hit hardest by a deadly tornado that rolled through the state.

Parties Eye Boost From Voter ID Debate (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/27/2014 11:26 am

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox's decision to strike down Arkansas' voter ID law complicates planning for a primary that would have been the first statewide test of new voting restrictions, and reopens a debate that Democrats and Republicans both see as having an upside in this fall's election.

Judge Tim Fox Strikes Down Arkansas Voter ID Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/24/2014 4:35 pm

A state judge has struck down Arkansas' Voter ID law, saying it illegally adds a requirement that voters must meet before casting a ballot. In a decision Thursday, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox declared the 2013 law void and unenforceable.

Mike Beebe, Others Mark 40th Anniversary of Block Grant Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/21/2014 11:39 am

Gov. Mike Beebe and officials with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission on Monday are marking the 40th anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant program.

ACLU Files Lawsuit to Challenge Arkansas Voter ID Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/16/2014 3:19 pm

A civil liberties group filed suit Wednesday to block a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls before it is enforced for the first time state-wide in the primary election next month.

Cracking The Complex Code of Arkansas Politics (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 4/16/2014 8:56 am

Arkansans are known for being predictably unpredictable at the ballot box. As a result, cracking the code of our complex electorate becomes an important priority - one that perhaps holds the key to victory.

Abortion Ban Appeal Puts New Focus on Social Issues (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/13/2014 7:28 am

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's decision to appeal a ruling striking down Arkansas' 12-week abortion ban could inject a new focus on abortion and other social issues into dozens of statewide and legislative races.

Health Care and the GOP Dilemma (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 4/9/2014 1:00 pm

It has been an important week for proponents of the Affordable Care Act. Positive developments in enrollment and favorable economic conditions present a dilemma for Republicans, particularly those who pursue a singular strategy in November.

Lawmaker Jane English Helps Spur Workforce Training Reform

by Jan Cottingham 4/7/2014 12:00 am

State Sen. Jane English has no use for the private option, the Medicaid expansion providing health insurance to the poor. But the Republican lawmaker from North Little Rock saw an opportunity and took it, and what began as an old-fashioned political horse trade — you get my vote, I get something for my constituents — appears likely to evolve into a governor-backed legislative package that next year will seek to transform workforce training in Arkansas.