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$3.7B Gas to Liquid Plant Strides ForwardLock Icon

The revised projected capital investment would make it the largest single industrial endeavor in state history. Construction could start as early as 2025, with commercial operations following in 2029, if all goes well. read more >
A fuel plant similar to the planned $3.5 billion ultra-clean diesel plant near Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Construction / Energy

GTL Plan Moves Forward With $4M RoadLock Icon

After years of preparations, all authorities say the biggest economic development project in Arkansas history is on still on the road to becoming a reality. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Government & Politics / Real Estate

State Approves $26M Loan for White River Irrigation District

The money will help complete the district's primary canal system and provide agricultural water to 40,000 acres. read more >
A fuel plant similar to the planned $3.5 billion ultra-clean diesel plant near Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Construction / Energy / Real Estate

Huge Gas-to-Liquid Fuel Project Ramps Up Again in Jefferson County

Developers say COVID-19 delayed the project, but a new timeline has been set to complete the next major steps. read more >
Thomas Thrash of the Thrash Law Firm
Government & Politics / Legal / Media & Marketing / Tourism

Lawsuit Against Online Travel Companies Could Lead to Big Tax WindfallLock Icon

As the legal battle between online travel companies and government agencies in Arkansas continues to make its way through the courts, a “conservative” estimate has surfaced that shows how much the OTCs might owe in back penalties and taxes read more >
Health Care / Insurance / Legal

Jefferson County On the Hook for $20K After Not Answering ComplaintLock Icon

Earlier this month, former county employee John Powell was awarded $16,120 for lost wages and $4,030 for pain and suffering in his suit against Jefferson County and former County Judges Henry “Hank” Wilkins IV and Booker Clemons. read more >
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Health Care / Legal / Public Companies / Retail

Two Counties Sue Walmart Over Opioids

Two Arkansas counties have sued Walmart Inc. over allegations that the Bentonville retailer contributed to the opioid epidemic by failing to maintain tight controls when filling opioid prescriptions. read more >
Thomas Thrash of the Thrash Law Firm
Government & Politics / Legal / Tourism

Checking Into Tax Lawsuit, State Says Travel Sites Must Pay Up

The state of Arkansas has joined the long-running lawsuit against online travel companies over the taxes paid on the price of a hotel room. read more >
Thomas Thrash of the Thrash Law Firm
Government & Politics / Legal / Retail / Small Business / Tourism

Cities in Arkansas See Victory in Online Travel Tax Case

Arkansas municipalities recently won a rare legal victory against online travel companies over the taxes paid on the price of a hotel room. read more >