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Arkansas Governor Reports Nearly $65,000 in Trips Accepted

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/1/2018 7:34 am

Arkansas' governor reported Wednesday that he and his wife accepted nearly $65,000 in trips from groups last year, with more than half coming from a nonprofit foundation that paid for three international trade missions.

House Committee Approves Tax Break for Retired Veterans

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 1/27/2017 7:31 am

A state House committee approved a bill Thursday that would cut taxes for military veterans who retire in Arkansas, despite concerns among some of its members that students who buy textbooks electronically would be among those paying part of the $13 million price tag.

Arkansas Attorney General Rutledge Seeks Re-Election in 2018

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/17/2016 4:51 pm

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge launches her 2018 re-election bid, joining a growing list of Arkansas elected officials who have begun raising money and organizing their campaigns more than two years ahead of that election.

Griffin Says Pence Brings Traits 'Trump Needs a Dose Of'

by Associated Press 7/15/2016 1:06 pm

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin says Donald Trump's vice-presidential pick is someone who will bring traits that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee might not have.

10 FinTech Accelerator Startups Named

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/17/2016 10:32 am

Companies to benefit from 12-week VC FinTech Accelerator powered by global technology provider FIS and hosted by the Venture Center in Little Rock are from all over the map. The program launched Monday.

Katie Grygar Named Communications Director for Tim Griffin

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2016 3:39 pm

Lieutenant Gov. Tim Griffin today announced the hiring of Deputy Legal Counsel and Communications Director Katie Grygar.

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.

Ashley Younger Appointed to Arkansas Ethics Commission

by Associated Press 12/21/2015 7:09 am

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin has appointed a Little Rock woman to the Arkansas Ethics Commission.

Blytheville Schools Requests Waiver to Allow School Choice

by Associated Press 12/18/2015 10:37 am

The superintendent of the Blytheville School District has requested a waiver from the Arkansas Department of Education that will allow the district to participate in a public school choice program.

Tim Griffin to Lead Review of DHS

by Lance Turner and Alexis Hosticka 12/17/2015 4:23 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Thursday an organizational review of the state Department of Human Services, an effort he said will be led by Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin.

Aircraft Interior Solutions Awaits FAA Review of Innovative Seat

by George Waldon 11/30/2015 12:00 am

A small company in North Little Rock is poised for expansion thanks in part to an innovative passenger seat undergoing review by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin Talks Importance of Arkansas' Airports

by Associated Press 10/5/2015 7:00 am

When it comes to economic development, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin said the Natural State's municipal and regional airports aren't islands and can be key to commercial growth.

Task Force: Continue With Common Core But Review, Replace Where Needed

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/30/2015 10:21 am

A task force is recommending Arkansas continue using Common Core as the state reviews the controversial education standards and looks at changing and replacing them where needed.

Galley Support Innovations Announces Sherwood Expansion

by Mark Carter 4/2/2015 3:24 pm

Galley Support Innovations Inc. of Sherwood announced Thursday that it completed a 3,800-SF expansion and plans to add another 21,000-SF on property adjacent to its Manson Road headquarters.

Arkansas House Members Approve Capital Gains Tax Break

by Associated Press 3/25/2015 3:05 pm

Arkansas House members have passed a bill to restore a capital gains tax break that had been reduced to help pay for a middle class income tax cut proposed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Tim Griffin Backs Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Ballot Change

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/3/2015 6:18 pm

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin said Tuesday he's backing a lawmaker's push for his office to no longer be a separately elected position and instead have Arkansas' No. 2 constitutional officer appear on the ballot as the governor's running mate.

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin to Lead Common Core Task Force

by Associated Press 2/11/2015 11:16 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin will lead a task force that will study the state's Common Core education standards. Hutchinson said Wednesday that he will name all 16 members of the panel, selecting them from among educators, parents, business leaders and students.

Tim Griffin Takes Senior Adviser Position at Purple Strategies

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2015 9:51 am

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin has joined Purple Strategies of Washington, D.C., as a senior advisor for communications and growth strategies.

Tim Griffin Pushes to Give Up Some Power as State's No. 2

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/19/2015 7:37 am

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin says he wants to use the state's No. 2 post to help fellow Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson's agenda, and is urging lawmakers to scale back some of his office's powers.

Chief Justice Inaugurates 6 Arkansas Constitutional Officers

by Associated Press 1/13/2015 11:07 am

In ceremonies in the Arkansas House chamber Tuesday morning, a clerk read last November's election results before Arkansas' Chief Justice Jim Hannah swore in Lieutenant governor Tim Griffin and four others. Justice Jo Hart swore in Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.