Tagged: mike beebe

Mike Beebe Makes 35 Appointments to State Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/5/2013 03:15 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday announced 35 appointments to boards and commissions.

Mike Beebe Supports Vince Insalaco As New Democratic Party Chairman

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2013 09:05 am

Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Will Bond says he's stepping down as chairman after two-and-a-half years on the job.

FASTER Arkansas: Beebe Gathers Education, Tech Leaders To Evaluate K-12 Internet Needs

by Jordan King 7/29/2013 12:00 am

Members of FASTER Arkansas — Gov. Mike Beebe's new task force — are working to determine just how much broadband is needed by schools to participate in Common Core, a controversial education piece pushed by the National Governors Association.

Ken Reeves of Harrison Named to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2013 09:36 am

Gov. Mike Beebe names Ken Reeves of Harrison as the newest commissioner of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Beebe Said To Appoint Task Force 'FASTER Arkansas' With Plans for Broadband Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/15/2013 12:00 am

Last Wednesday, Gov. Mike Beebe met with scores of representatives — the number we heard was 70 — of Internet service providers, large and small, from all over the state. The subject: broadband access, or lack thereof.

Dustin McDaniel: Execution System Is Broken

by Jeannie Nuss, The Associated Press 7/10/2013 11:06 am

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says the current death penalty system is broken. Speaking to the Arkansas Sheriff's Association in Fort Smith on Wednesday, McDaniel pointed to legal challenges and a shortage of drugs used in executions as problems with the death penalty and said it is time to discuss the punishment's future.

Hewlett-Packard, Nordex Take A Bite Out of Arkansas Jobs

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 7/9/2013 07:19 am

Hewlett-Packard's announcement that it will lay off 500 workers in Conway dealt Arkansas a second blow in as many weeks from once-promising employers whose business models didn't work as expected.

Update: Hewlett-Packard to Lay Off 500 in Conway

by Luke Jones and Lance Turner 7/8/2013 03:33 pm

Hewlett-Packard, the computer and information technology services company that has struggled as PC sales have declined, said Monday that it is laying off 500 people at its services center in Conway.

New Highway Tax to Take Effect in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/1/2013 07:11 am

Arkansas' sales tax on most items will increase by half a cent starting Monday under an effort to raise more cash for the state's highway system, but transportation officials and advocates say a longer term solution is needed for road funding.

Landing Dassault Falcon: How Local Officials Collaborated on a $60M Expansion Deal

by Luke Jones 7/1/2013 12:00 am

Dassault Falcon Jet's $60 million, 250,000-SF expansion announced in May was the result of years of state and federal officials toiling to make the Clinton National Airport the best location for the jet finishing facility.

Gov. Mike Beebe Slams Congress as Nordex Stops Production

by Luke Jones 6/28/2013 11:18 am

Production at Nordex USA in Jonesboro might have continued if Congress had put more power into a federal tax credit for wind companies, Gov. Mike Beebe tells Arkansas Business.

Johnny Allison: Home BancShares, Liberty Deal Marks 'Day of History in Arkansas'

by George Waldon 6/25/2013 04:31 pm

The purchase agreement to acquire Liberty Bancshares Inc. of Jonesboro by Home BancShares Inc. represents the largest in-state banking transaction in Arkansas history.

Colette Honorable Supervises Power to the People

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/17/2013 12:00 am

In January 2011, Gov. Mike Beebe designated Colette Honorable as chairman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission. Honorable, Beebe's former chief of staff when he was attorney general, was happy to accept the position after serving as a commission member since 2007 and interim chairman since 2008.

Arkansas Plans to Award More 2-Year Degrees

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 6/12/2013 04:05 pm

Arkansas education officials are putting a plan in action that will award associates degrees to people who transferred to a university from a two-year college and have amassed enough credits for a diploma.

We Can't Tell What We Don't Know (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/10/2013 12:00 am

There were many factors in why an announcement about a major expansion at Remington Arms' plant in Lonoke didn't come off with a bang.

Mike Beebe Asks for $1.1M for Health Education Aid

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/5/2013 02:32 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Wednesday asked to use $1.1 million from a state reserve fund to make up for a shortfall in a program that helps students pursuing medical degrees that Arkansas schools don't offer pay for tuition at schools in other states.

Mike Beebe Goes No-Frills with Treasurer Pick (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/3/2013 07:36 am

To replace a state treasurer who resigned over accusations she accepted cash payments from an investment broker, Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe went with a pick as low-key as the office itself. He chose a veteran auditor who was so certain he was done with the Capitol that he gave away all but one of his suits to charity.

'Solid' Choice for Arkansas Treasurer (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/3/2013 12:00 am

The adjective that keeps being used to describe Arkansas' new state treasurer, Charles Robinson, is “solid.” We like the sound of that, mainly because it's a word that was never used to describe his disgraced predecessor, Martha Shoffner.

Update: Dassault Falcon Jet in Little Rock Plans $60M Expansion

by Lance Turner and Luke Jones 5/29/2013 11:00 am

Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. will invest $60 million and expanding its footprint in Little Rock by 250,000-SF. (Includes photo slideshow.)

Mike Beebe Names Charles Robinson State Treasurer

by George Waldon 5/29/2013 10:20 am

Gov. Mike Beebe on Wednesday named Charles Robinson as state treasurer, filling the post left vacant by the resignation last week of Martha Shoffner.