Tagged: mike beebe

Natural Gas Severance Tax Collections 150 Times Larger

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2014 12:00 am

Development of the Fayetteville Shale Play, and especially the damage that heavy drilling equipment caused to sleepy county roadways, provided the political cover needed to raise Arkansas’ severance tax on natural gas for the first time in more than 50 years.

Trans-Atlantic Trade Expedition Bears Promise of Arkansas Jobs

by George Waldon 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Gov. Mike Beebe and Grant Tennille, executive director of the AEDC, hinted that meetings in Europe would yield announcements in the not-so-distant future regarding new jobs and capital investment in Arkansas.

Gov. Mike Beebe Appoints 35 to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2014 1:07 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe announced 35 appointments to Arkansas Boards and Commissions on Monday.

Bill Clinton to Headline Arkansas Democrats Event

by Associated Press 8/12/2014 7:48 am

Former President Bill Clinton is headed back to Arkansas to raise money for the state Democratic Party.

Mike Beebe: Reallocate Resources for School Broadband

by Associated Press 8/11/2014 3:26 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says the state can reallocate $15 million to expand broadband access to schools that are lacking fast Internet connections.

Maverick Goes Extra Mile to Train Drivers

by Marty Cook 8/4/2014 12:00 am

Steve Williams, the CEO and founder of Maverick USA Inc., spent $4 million to expand and improve the driver training center at his company’s headquarters in North Little Rock. Williams held a grand opening on July 24 and all sorts of political and industry bigwigs showed up.

Arkansas Attorney General Asks to Help Defend Drilling Tax Break

by Associated Press 7/28/2014 10:32 am

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wants to defend in court a $5 million tax break the Legislature gave the natural gas industry after the state's top finance official said the exemption was unconstitutional.

Maverick Transportation Opens $4M Driving Training Center

by Marty Cook 7/24/2014 2:22 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe was on hand as Maverick Transportation LLC of North Little Rock opened its $4 million driver training center on Thursday.

Lessons Learned (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/21/2014 12:00 am

One of our best additions to the pages of Arkansas Business in our redesign three years ago has turned out to be the weekly Executive Q&A. It’s a good way of getting new voices into the paper, voices largely unfiltered by editors because the Q&As are usually done via email and we publish the answers largely as written (though sometimes abbreviated because of space constraints).

About That Gubernatorial Race (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 7/16/2014 2:16 pm

Mike Ross has staked his gubernatorial hopes on playbook Gov. Mike Beebe devised eight years ago. Will it be enough to lead the Democratic hopeful to victory in November?

Mike Beebe Signs Lottery, Insurance, Prison Bills Into Law

by Associated Press 7/3/2014 4:22 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has signed into law measures approved during this week's special session addressing teacher health insurance premiums, new limits on the lottery and additional funding for state prisons.

Mike Beebe Plans to Issue 10 Pardons

by Associated Press 7/3/2014 1:58 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has announced plans to grant 10 pardons to applicants who have completed all jail time, fulfilled parole and probation requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences.

Short-Term Answers to Long-Term Problems (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/29/2014 3:56 pm

The measures lawmakers are taking up this week to avert a looming increase in teacher health insurance premiums and ease an influx of state inmates crowding local jails won't completely solve either problem.

Mike Beebe Adds Lottery to Special Session Agenda

by Associated Press 6/27/2014 1:36 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says next week's special legislative session will also include a proposal to prohibit the lottery from adding monitor games such as keno.

Mike Beebe Announces Plans for Special Session

by Associated Press 6/24/2014 3:16 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe on Tuesday called lawmakers back to the Capitol to address a looming increase in teacher insurance premiums and prison overcrowding.

Lawmakers Told Special Session Set for Next Week

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/24/2014 10:21 am

Arkansas legislative leaders told House and Senate members Monday they'll be called back to the Capitol next week to address rising teacher health insurance premiums and prison overcrowding, though Gov. Mike Beebe's office said he wasn't ready to confirm his plans for a special session.

Mike Beebe: Enough Votes on Insurance, Prison Bills

by Associated Press 6/23/2014 11:50 am

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says there are more than enough votes to pass measures aimed at addressing a hike in teacher insurance premiums and prison overcrowding as he nears a decision on whether to call a legislative sessions on those issues.

Now Not the Time to Build Beebe Legacy (AP Analysis)

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 6/23/2014 7:41 am

While there's a strong chance Arkansas legislators will return for one more special legislative session under Gov. Mike Beebe, there's little chance he'll use it for legacy-building.

Mike Beebe Calls for Broadband Access for Schools

by Associated Press 6/15/2014 9:56 am

Gov. Mike Beebe is calling for the Legislature to act to open access for schools to the state's broadband network.

Mike Beebe Optimistic for 'Private Option' in 2015

by Lance Turner 6/13/2014 7:57 am

Gov. Mike Beebe said Thursday he remains cautiously optimistic that Arkansas will keep its compromise Medicaid expansion alive next year despite the defeat of a legislator who helped design the program.