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Jim Smith, chair of the Arkansas Tech University board of trustees
Education / Legal

Jim Smith Elected Chair of ATU Board of Trustees

Smith is a past president of the ATU Alumni Association who was first appointed to the board by former Gov. Asa Hutchinson in January 2019. read more >
Alison Williams
Government & Politics

Arkansas Governor Hires Williams as New Chief of Staff

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says his director of state-federal relations Alison Williams will take over as his chief of staff next month. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

The One-Way Test (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

At virtually every meeting, Rotarians recite “The Four-Way Test of the Things We Think, Say or Do,” but I keep my mouth shut. I’m fine with the first two — Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? — because those are my personal and professional goals at all times. But the parts about building goodwill and friendship and being beneficial to all concerned — well, the things I’m paid to think, say and do don’t always pass those tests. read more >
Government & Politics

Filing Period Offers Answers About 2016 Race in Arkansas (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Dozens of legislative races around the state could offer answers on how both parties are adjusting to their newfound roles roughly a year after the GOP completed its sweep of statewide offices. read more >
Michael Lamoureux
Government & Politics / Legal / Nonprofits

Appearances Matter II (Editorial)

Michael Lamoureux, the former state senator who is now Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s chief of staff, has some explaining to do. read more >
Michael Lamoureux
Government & Politics

Michael Lamoureux Defends $120K from Lobbyist-Funded Group

The former president of the Arkansas Senate broke his silence Thursday about receiving $120,000 in consulting fees from a group largely funded by lobbyists and their clients while he led the Senate. read more >
Michael Lamoureux
Government & Politics

Ex-Arkansas Senate Leader Michael Lamoureux Got $120K from Group

While leading the Arkansas Senate, former Sen. Michael Lamoureux received $120,000 in consulting fees from a political nonprofit that was largely funded by some of the state's top lobbying firms and their clients. read more >
Government & Politics

Runoff Election to be Held for Vacant Arkansas Senate Seat

Unofficial results from the Arkansas Secretary of State show a runoff will be needed to choose the lawmaker who will replace former Senate President Michael Lamoureux. read more >
Martha Miller previously served as the deputy director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage Museums.
Government & Politics / Tourism

Martha Miller Out as Director of Department of Arkansas Heritage

Martha Miller will not continue as director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage under Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson. read more >
Joe Thompson
Health Care

Joe Thompson To Leave Surgeon General Post; John Selig Asked to Stay at DHS

Arkansas Surgeon General Joe Thompson said Tuesday he will not serve in the role under Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson. read more >
Asa Hutchinson
Government & Politics

Asa Hutchinson Announces Senior Staff Hires

Republican Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has announced additional senior staff hires, including Duncan Baird of Lowell as budget director. read more >
Michael Lamoureux
Government & Politics

Mike Beebe Sets April Election for State Senate Seat

Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has set a special election for April 14 to fill the vacant state Senate seat that had been held by the incoming governor's new chief of staff. read more >
Michael Lamoureux
Government & Politics

Michael Lamoureux Resigns to Work for Asa Hutchinson

Arkansas Senate President Pro Tem Michael Lamoureux has submitted a letter of resignation from the Senate after being named chief of staff and transition director for Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson. read more >
Michael Lamoureux
Government & Politics

Asa Hutchinson Hires Michael Lamoureux as Chief of Staff

Arkansas Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson is hiring the outgoing state Senate president as his new chief of staff. read more >
Chiropractors Keith and Natalie Currie of Conway (left) said they have successfully treated thousands of patients at their clinic. The Curries are represented by attorney Michael Lamoureux of Russellville (right), who is also the current President Pro Tempore of the Arkansas Senate.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal / Media & Marketing / Small Business

Conway Chiropractic Duo Working To Resolve Complaints

Keith and Natalie Currie, a husband-and-wife chiropractor team in Conway, hope to end their five-year battle with the Arkansas State Board of Chiropractic Examiners next month. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Mike Beebe Vetoes Tax Exemption for Drilling Sand

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe vetoed a $5 million tax exemption for the sand used in natural gas drilling on Monday, saying it was unconstitutional for the Legislature to include the tax break in a state agency's budget bill. read more >
Michael Lamoureux
Government & Politics

Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Staff to Resign in June

Arkansas Senate President Michael Lamoureux says the four staff members in the lieutenant governor's office will resign in June after the position was left vacant following the resignation of former Lt. Gov. Mark Darr. read more >
Michael Lamoureux
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Larry Teague Warns Private Option at Risk

A state Senate leader warned colleagues on Tuesday that Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion was at risk, as lawmakers tried to map out a timeline for deciding the future of the health care program. read more >
Government & Politics

Lawmakers Back Keeping Arkansas Lieutenant Governor’s Office Open

With Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr stepping down next month over ethics violations, legislative leaders say there's growing support to change the law to keep his office vacant and avoid a special election to fill the post for just a few months. read more >
Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr
Government & Politics

Mark Darr to Resign; Says He’ll Leave Office Feb. 1

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr says he will leave office Feb. 1, giving in to pressure from Democrats and fellow Republicans who said his impeachment was inevitable over ethics violations tied to his campaign and office spending. read more >