Tagged: mike beebe

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.

Arkansas Highway Officials Want More Road Workers

by Associated Press 6/6/2014 8:45 am

Arkansas highway officials intend to increase funding for maintenance operations so they can respond more quickly to severe winter weather.

Arkansas Tells ABF Freight: Think About West Memphis for Terminal Move

by Marty Cook 6/3/2014 10:31 am

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe told union representatives he would not support cash incentives for ArcBest Corp.'s new Fort Smith headquarters after subsidiary ABF Freight said it is considering moving its North Little Rock distribution center to Memphis.

ArcBest Corp. Unveils $30M Plan for New Headquarters in Fort Smith

by Lance Turner and Marty Cook 5/30/2014 1:39 pm

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith said Friday that it will buy 40 acres of land at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith to build a new corporate headquarters. The $30 million project will allow the firm to support 975 new jobs in Fort Smith through 2021.

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.