Tagged: mike beebe

Legislature Overrides Mike Beebe's Veto of Tax Break for Gas Drillers

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/19/2014 2:19 pm

The Arkansas Legislature has voted to override Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of a $5 million tax exemption for natural gas drillers.

Mike Beebe Names 36 Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2014 3:08 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday announced a judicial appointment as well as 36 appointments to state boards and commissions.

Mike Beebe Appoints Morril Harriman to UA Board of Trustees

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2014 11:09 am

Gov. Mike Beebe names Morril Harriman of Little Rock to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.

Mike Beebe Vetoes Tax Exemption for Drilling Sand

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/17/2014 9:45 am

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe vetoed a $5 million tax exemption for the sand used in natural gas drilling on Monday, saying it was unconstitutional for the Legislature to include the tax break in a state agency's budget bill.

The Fiscal Session, and Everything After (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 3/12/2014 8:52 am

With the 2014 fiscal session of the Arkansas General Assembly in rear view, I examine four lessons we gleaned from it, and what that means in the year ahead.

Proposed Change in State Securities Law Out of Step With Neighboring States

by George Waldon 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Arbitration clauses and courtroom avoidance are common in the securities business. That norm stands in contrast to a not-so-modest proposal by Stephens Inc. to go straight to a judge to rule on enforcement actions by the Arkansas Securities Department.

Mike Beebe Signs Budget With Private Option Into Law

by Associated Press 3/7/2014 10:11 am

Gov. Mike Beebe signs the budget bill for the "private option" plan, which was approved last year as an alternative to expanding Medicaid under the federal health law. The private option survived a defunding push in the House earlier this week.

Mike Beebe Names 44 to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2014 3:53 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Thursday announced 44 appointments to state boards and commissions.

Arkansas Opens Filing Period for 2014 Election

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/24/2014 4:33 pm

Vowing to complete a takeover of the state's top offices after recent GOP gains, Republicans running for Arkansas governor and a U.S. Senate seat were among the dozens of candidates who made their bids official as the filing period opened Monday.

Mike Beebe Optimistic 'Private Option' Bill Will Pass

by Associated Press 2/24/2014 2:45 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says he remains hopeful the state's compromise Medicaid expansion will continue despite a stalemate in the Legislature over its future but warned dropping the program could lead to "severe and draconian" budget cuts.

$1.1 Billion Big River Steel Project Making Progress

by Jan Cottingham 2/24/2014 12:00 am

A year after the highly publicized announcement that a $1.1 billion steel mill was coming to Mississippi County, economic development officials say the project is moving forward despite a rival’s objections.

Medicaid Impasse Threatens Arkansas Budget (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/23/2014 2:03 pm

It's a popular refrain for Democrats and Republicans alike in Arkansas, especially as they gear up for campaign season: We're not Washington. We're different. They may need to rethink that line.

Impasse Over 'Private Option' Continues; House Measure Fails Again

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/21/2014 11:29 am

An impasse over the future of Arkansas' first-in-the-nation plan to use Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for the poor stretched into a fourth day Friday, as legislation to continue the program again failed before the state House.

Bill to Keep Arkansas Lieutenant Governor's Office Vacant Advances

by Associated Press 2/19/2014 11:38 am

Arkansas senators have cleared a path for a vote on a bill aimed at keeping the lieutenant governor's office vacant until the November general election.

'Private Option' Bill Fails in Arkansas House, 70-27

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/18/2014 4:00 pm

The Arkansas House failed Tuesday to renew the state's compromise Medicaid expansion plan, leaving in limbo the future of a program heralded as a model for Republican-leaning states to implement the federal health overhaul.

Arkansas House Plans to Take Up 'Private Option' Bill

by Associated Press 2/18/2014 11:25 am

House and Senate leaders are upbeat about the prospect of continuing Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion, as its funding bill nears its first floor vote of this year's session.

Session to Test Mike Beebe's Strength as Governor (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/2/2014 10:52 am

Two of Mike Beebe's biggest selling points as Arkansas' governor over the past seven years have been his mastery of the state's complex budget system and his ability to survive the recent Republican political tide. The looming fight over the state's Medicaid expansion will test both of those.

Mike Beebe Appoints 40 to Boards and Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2014 8:40 am

Gov. Mike Beebe on Wednesday announced 40 appointments to various state boards and commissions.

Mike Beebe Takes Aim at Medicaid Expansion Opponents

by Associated Press 1/29/2014 4:39 pm

Taking aim at opponents of Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion, Gov. Mike Beebe on Wednesday compared ending the expanded coverage to the widespread reports of insurance policy cancellations that marked the rollout of the federal health care law.

Beebe Supports Keeping Lt. Gov Office Vacant After Darr Departure

by Associated Press 1/29/2014 3:14 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says he'd sign into law legislation that would allow him to avoid calling a special election to replace Lt. Gov. Mark Darr, who is set to resign this week over campaign finance and ethics violations.