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DOE Drops Its Deal With Clean Line; Wind Project Won't Cross Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 3/23/2018 2:31 pm

Two months after planners gave up hopes of crossing Arkansas with a $2.5 billion wind-energy transmission line as doomed, the U.S. Department of Energy hammered a nail in the project's coffin Friday by ending its participation in the Plains & Eastern Clean Line.

Fort Smith Gets $8.5M DOT Grant for Bridges

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2018 10:31 am

Fort Smith will receive an $8.5 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant to repair and rehabilitate three rail bridges that cross Clear Creek and the Arkansas River.

Matei Andreoiu Matches With Sparks Clinic (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Matei Andreoiu has joined Sparks Clinic in Fort Smith as a urologist. Dan Keniry has been named staff director of the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee under U.S. Rep. Steve Womack.

Train Carrying GOP Lawmakers to Policy Retreat Hits Truck

by Associated Press 1/31/2018 11:15 am

A chartered train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck south of Charlottesville, Virginia on Wednesday, lawmakers said.

Plains & Eastern Clean Line Appears Doomed In Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 1/29/2018 12:00 am

After putting nearly nine years and more than $100 million of investors’ money into a $2.5 billion power transmission project across Oklahoma and Arkansas, the electric dream of Michael Skelly has shorted out.

Clean Line Shelves Arkansas Plans; Delegation Steps Up Attack

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2018 1:53 pm

As Arkansas' congressional delegation stepped up its war Tuesday on a $2.5 billion wind-power transmission project, Clean Line Energy Partners has confirmed that it has shelved plans to string the controversial power line across Arkansas.

Razorback Foundation Braces for Tax Impact

by Marty Cook 1/15/2018 12:00 am

One provision of the tax bill that President Donald Trump signed into law in December eliminates the deductions for contributions to university athletic foundations.

Steve Womack Tapped to Lead U.S. House Budget Panel

by Associated Press 1/10/2018 6:46 am

Republican Rep. Steve Womack of Arkansas has been tapped to chair the House Budget Committee.

Northwest Arkansas Pastor Says He's Running for Congress

by Associated Press 5/17/2017 3:12 pm

A Fayetteville pastor says he's challenging a northwest Arkansas congressman in the Republican primary next year, and he has the support of a group formed by former staffers and volunteers from Bernie Sanders' Democratic presidential campaign.

Joshua Mahony to Run for Steve Womack's Congressional Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/9/2017 7:00 am

The head of a scholarship fund launched a longshot bid Monday to unseat a Republican congressman in northwest Arkansas, targeting the incumbent over his vote to repeal and replace major parts of President Barack Obama's health care law.

Arkansas Congressmen Vote for Republican Health Care Bill

by Associated Press 5/5/2017 7:57 am

Arkansas' four U.S. House members have voted for Republican legislation to repeal and replace major parts of the federal health care law.

Bill Targets Clean Line, Contrasting With Trump's Zeal for Infrastructure

by Kyle Massey 3/7/2017 9:30 am

Arkansas' congressional delegation backs a bill that would halt the $2 billion Clean Line project.

US House GOP Advises Members on Handling Anti-Trump Protests

by Associated Press 2/7/2017 11:15 am

U.S. House leaders are actively discussing how to handle Trump protesters swamping their town halls, district offices and phone lines, urging their Republican members to be polite and — if necessary — offer "milk and cookies."

Only 1 of Arkansas' US House Races Draws Democratic Opponent

by Associated Press 10/31/2016 7:02 am

A former member of the Little Rock School Board is challenging GOP U.S. Rep. French Hill in his run for a second term in the House representing central Arkansas, while the three other members of Arkansas' all-Republican House delegation face no Democratic opponents this year.

Marco Rubio Picks Up Endorsements from Arkansas Leaders

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/3/2016 6:53 am

Two Arkansas congressmen and the state's lieutenant governor backed Marco Rubio for the Republican presidential nomination Wednesday, two days after former Gov. Mike Huckabee ended his White House bid.

Construction Could Start in 2017 on Wind Transmission Line

by Associated Press 12/21/2015 7:02 am

Officials with Houston-based Clean Line Energy Partners say construction could begin in 2017 on a planned 700-mile transmission line to carry wind-generated electricity across Oklahoma and Arkansas into Tennessee.

Leading From The Front on Ex-Im Bank (Randy Zook Commentary)

by Randy Zook 11/6/2015 8:18 am

The U.S. House overwhelmingly voted to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, which supported more than $250 billion in U.S. exports and 1.3 million American jobs since 2009.

Financial Industry Opposes Obama's Attempt to Expand Fiduciary Rule

by Gwen Moritz 9/28/2015 12:00 am

The financial industry is pushing back — hard, and with political support — against a second attempt by the Obama administration to impose a standardized fiduciary rule on all givers of retirement advice, particularly those now held to a lower standard of merely not recommending investments that are clearly unsuitable.

Arkansas, Arkansas State Get Grants to Study Terrorism

by Associated Press 9/25/2015 7:44 am

The University of Arkansas and Arkansas State have each been awarded U.S. Department of Justice grants for studies into homegrown terrorism.

9 Arkansas Colleges to Share $2M for Student Support

by Associated Press 7/22/2015 11:20 am

The Arkansas congressional delegation has announced that 9 colleges in the state will share $2 million for student support services programs.