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Andy Davis

Construction / Restaurants & Food

University Lofts to Build Apartment Complex Near Baum Stadium in FayettevilleLock Icon

The complex, 152 units in a four-story building on West 15th Street, is set for a 2025 opening. read more >
Nikki Laird
Education / Health Care

Laird Advances at Henderson State (Movers & Shakers)

Nikki Laird has been promoted to associate vice chancellor for student success and dean of students at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. read more >
Education / Health Care

UAMS Hires Andy Davis for Government Relations Role

The former state lawmaker starts the lobbying role around May 1. read more >
Matthew Shepherd
Government & Politics

Matthew Shepherd of El Dorado to Lead Arkansas House in 2019

Members of the Arkansas House have elected a Republican representative from El Dorado to lead the chamber in 2019. read more >
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Education / Government & Politics / Investments

Filling A Void in Education (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

Since my mother showed me how a mortgage amortization worked when I was in junior high, I’m surprised that even a high school student wouldn’t know what interest is. Act 480 requires schools to introduce students to basic consumer finance, debt and credit management, and the need is obvious. read more >
Government & Politics / Retail / Small Business

New Bill Would Earmark Amazon Sales Tax for More Cuts

Last week, Amazon announced it planned to voluntarily collect sales tax in Arkansas starting in March. Now, a bill filed in the House seeks to dedicate that revenue to reducing income tax. read more >
Michael Loos
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Religious Objection Opt-Out for Arkansas Counselors Stalls

A rule that would allow Arkansas counselors to refer patients to another provider over religious objections has been sent back to a subcommittee. read more >
Government & Politics / Transportation

Arkansas Panel: Look at Tax Hikes, Revenue Shifts for Roads

A task force on Thursday recommended several options for boosting money for Arkansas roads, including tapping into car sales tax revenue and raising fuel taxes, but stopped short of endorsing a specific plan to address a highway funding shortfall. read more >
Government & Politics

Earlier ’16 Primary Changes Arkansas’ Politics (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Arkansas' latest experiment with moving up the state's primaries could change the state's political dynamics, at least temporarily, in a way that detractors say won't be welcome. read more >
Gary Stubblefield
Government & Politics

Bill for ‘SEC’ Primary Fails in Senate Committee

Legislation to move Arkansas' primaries from May to March failed Tuesday to make it out of a Senate committee, while a House committee narrowly advanced an identical bill. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

The Serenity of Acceptance (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

I always thought it sheer madness for any Arkansas legislator to even entertain the thought of turning down hundreds of millions of federal dollars and refuse to expand Medicaid to 138 percent of the poverty level. And yes, I’m saying that it is sheer madness for other states to do just that. read more >