Government & Politics


Governor's Spokesman Departs; Katie Beck to Take Over
Katie Beck will replace J.R. Davis as communications director for the governor's office on Oct. 1.

Governor's Spokesman Departs; Katie Beck to Take Over

by Arkansas Business Staff – 4 days ago

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's spokesman, J.R. Davis, will leave the post by the end of the month for a job in the private sector, and Katie Beck, the governor's director of state-federal relations, will take move into that job Oct. 1.

Jim Hendren Proposes New Vaping Tax, Regulations

Jim Hendren Proposes New Vaping Tax, Regulations
6 days ago

Arkansas' Senate president on Monday proposed a new tax and regulations on vaping products, and said he hopes the governor will call lawmakers back to the Capitol to take up the issue.


A Divided Fed Cuts Key Rate for 2nd Time This Year

A Divided Fed Cuts Key Rate for 2nd Time This Year

Banking & Finance

A sharply divided Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for a second time this year while saying it's prepared to continue doing what it deems necessary to sustain the U.S. economic expansion. read more >

Central Arkansas Population Growth Slows

Central Arkansas Population Growth Slows

Transportation

The planning agency Metroplan has found that growth slowed considerably in most cities in central Arkansas when comparing the period 2000-10 with 2010-19, according to its latest report. read more >

Lost Causes (Editorial)

Lost Causes (Editorial)

Health CareOpinion

One of our mottoes is “Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for.” Apparently, whether he knows it or not, it's one of Congressman Bruce Westerman's too. read more >

The Art of Being Wrong (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The Art of Being Wrong (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Health CareLegalOpinionEditor's Note

Before being elected president, Donald Trump had never worked for anyone but himself or his ultra-wealthy father. That doesn't explain why he feels so comfortable saying things that are demonstrably untrue, but it could explain why he never had to learn how to own a mistake. read more >