Tagged: asa hutchinson

State to Close 2 Juvenile Treatment Centers

by Associated Press 11/16/2018 1:33 pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the state Department of Youth Services say two of the state's juvenile treatment centers will be closed and the five others will be run by private operators under contracts with the state as part of a plan to improve juvenile justice. Hutchinson said Friday the treatment center at Dermott will close and the center at Colt will be merged into one in Harrisburg. The state-run centers are separate from county juvenile detention centers, some of which have been plagued by allegations of mistreatment and poor infrastructure. Hutchinson said savings from closing the two centers will be directed to more family and community-based treatments for juveniles. Department of Human Services Deputy Director Keesa Smith said funds will also go to improving infrastructure at the remaining five centers.

In Arkansas, 12K Lose Medicaid Coverage Over Work Rule

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/15/2018 1:37 pm

Arkansas has removed more than 12,000 people from its expanded Medicaid program over the past three months for not complying with a new work requirement.

Governor: Reorganization Plan Includes New Inspector General Office

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/14/2018 3:20 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson touted his plan to remake state government on Wednesday, a reorganization that would include adding Arkansas' first Department of Inspector General.

Asa Hutchinson Budget Includes Teacher Raises, Tax Cut

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/14/2018 10:46 am

Arkansas' governor is proposing a $5.7 billion budget for the coming year that sets aside money for raising the minimum salaries for public school teachers and for his tax cut plan.

Asa Hutchinson: Highway Funding A Priority Next Year

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/13/2018 1:48 pm

Arkansas' governor says he believes it's possible to find consensus for raising additional money for the state's highways, but is stopping short of endorsing a specific plan yet to do so.

Hutchinson Campaign Manager Starts Lobbying Firm

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/12/2018 11:35 am

Robert Moery, who managed Gov. Asa Hutchinson's successful re-election campaign, has founded his own lobbying firm, Broadview Strategies of Little Rock.

Arkansas Casinos Coming, But Some Details Remain Unclear

by Hannah Grabenstein, The Associated Press 11/8/2018 3:24 pm

Arkansas voters approved an amendment to the state's constitution allowing licenses for four casinos: two existing gambling facilities and two others that will be built. Now questions remain about where and when gambling will happen, and about how much revenue the casinos will generate.

Arkansas GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson Wins Re-Election

by Andrew DeMillo and Hannah Grabenstein, The Associated Press 11/6/2018 8:04 pm

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson won re-election in Arkansas on Tuesday, defeating a long-shot Democratic rival who targeted the incumbent over the state's Medicaid work requirement.

Arkansas GOP Gov. Hutchinson Favored in Re-Election Bid

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/6/2018 7:16 am

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson is favored to win re-election in Arkansas against a long-shot Democratic rival who has targeted the incumbent over the state's Medicaid work requirement.

Heated Congressional, Court Races on Arkansas Midterm Ballot

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/5/2018 6:49 am

A push by Democrats to flip a Republican-held congressional seat that represents the Little Rock area and a state Supreme Court race that has drawn heavy spending by a conservative interest group have drawn the most attention in Arkansas' midterm election.

Arkansas Poll: Support Strong for Hutchinson, Wage Hike, Voter ID

by Lance Turner and Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/1/2018 11:54 am

The 20th annual Arkansas Poll, released Thursday by the University of Arkansas, found strong support for Gov. Asa Hutchinson's re-election bid and proposals that would raise the state's minimum wage and require voters to show photo identification at the polls.

Incentives Expand Residential Renovation In Historic Building

by Todd Traub 10/31/2018 1:49 pm

Plans for a historic renovation of the C.A. Stuck and Sons Lumber Office Building have changed to include dozens more micro-lofts than originally envisioned, as well as planned offices and retail space.

More Money, More Problems (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Taxpayers should have some confidence that contracts are being awarded fairly and legally, and that any additional costs are truly necessary and not predatory.

All Signs Point to Hutchinson in Arkansas Governor's Race (Heather Yates On Politics)

by Heather Yates 10/24/2018 9:56 am

This election cycle is tough territory for Arkansas Democrats. Excluding any last-minute developments, Asa Hutchinson will likely take the oath of office for a second term in January.

Arkansas Democrats to Halt Ads After Governor's Letter

by Associated Press 10/18/2018 6:47 am

Arkansas Democrats say they're halting radio ads promoting the party's nominee for governor after Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson complained it violated campaign finance limits.

Arkansas Justices Challenge Ethics Charges Over Wendell Griffen's Case

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/18/2018 6:44 am

Five Arkansas Supreme Court justices on Wednesday challenged efforts to sanction them over the court's decision to prohibit a judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration from hearing any execution-related cases.

Asa Hutchinson Details Plan to Shuffle State Agencies

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/3/2018 3:14 pm

Arkansas' governor on Wednesday called for a reorganization of state government that would cut the number of departments that answer directly to him from 42 to 15.

Video: Asa Hutchinson Announces Plan to Reorganize State Government

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2018 1:29 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson unveils what his office calls a "comprehensive plan for the transformation of state government" during a news conference at the state Capitol.

Gubernatorial Candidate Calls For Prison Population Decrease

by Associated Press 10/1/2018 5:03 pm

The Democratic nominee for Arkansas governor has proposed cutting the prison population by 20 percent over the next eight years.

Arkansas Governor Names Finkelstein As Special Justice for Casino Cases

by Associated Press 9/20/2018 10:20 am

A Little Rock judge has been appointed to fill in for the Arkansas Supreme Court chief justice in a pair of challenges to a ballot measure that would legalize four casinos in the state.