Tagged: gov. asa hutchinson

Arkansas Governor Backs Tax Cut For Top Earners

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/12/2018 4:49 pm

Arkansas' governor called for cutting income taxes for the state's top earners by $180 million on Monday, and said his plan to set aside surplus money will help set the stage for that reduction when lawmakers take up the proposal next year.

Jonesboro Dentist Appointed to State Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2018 11:15 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Dr. Matthew McDonough of Jonesboro to the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners.

Governor Asks PSC to Pass On Benefit of Tax Cut

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/11/2018 2:20 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said in a letter Thursday that the Arkansas Public Service Commission should, “as expeditiously as possible, take whatever steps are necessary to pass the benefit of the corporate tax cut to Arkansas families and businesses in the form of lower utility rates."

Governor Releases $500K to Fund ASU Efficiency Study

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/10/2018 1:04 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is releasing $500,000 in state discretionary money to the Arkansas State University System to help fund its "Accelerate ASU" efficiency study.

Governor Announces Completion of GIS Project

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/27/2017 11:13 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Wednesday the completion of a new digital map detailing each of the state's 75 counties.

HBO's 'True Detective' to Be Filmed, Produced in Northwest Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/22/2017 10:34 am

The third season of HBO's crime anthology "True Detective," created by Nic Pizzolatto and starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, will be filmed and produced in northwest Arkansas early next year.

Andy Goodman to Join Governor's Staff

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2017 11:53 am

Andy Goodman, chief legislative aide to state Sen. Jonathan Dismang, will join Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s staff as director of policy coordination and legislative outreach on Jan. 2.

Economic Developer: Foreign Investment Key to NEA's Future

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 11/17/2017 4:16 pm

While economic development has benefited communities statewide, several high-profile foreign companies and a majority of the newly created jobs (1,000) are slated for northeast Arkansas. The companies include Shandong Ruyi Technology, Risever and Sediver.

Bowen Law School to Host Health Care Symposium Oct. 20

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/11/2017 9:55 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's William H. Bowen School of Law announced Wednesday that it will host a Health Care Policy & the Law Symposium from 8:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m. on Oct. 20 in the school's Friday Courtroom at 1201 McMath Ave. in Little Rock.

Gun Range Owner Exploring Bid for Arkansas Governor

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/11/2017 9:25 am

A gun-rights advocate who declared her firing range "Muslim-free" said Tuesday she's exploring challenging Arkansas' governor in the state's Republican primary next year.

No Easy Path For Arkansas-backed Local Projects (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/9/2017 9:18 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court's ruling striking down a grant system used to fund local projects didn't necessarily kill outright lawmakers' efforts to divert surplus money to pet needs in their districts.

Governor, ARA Name 5 New Research Fellows

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2017 1:16 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Research Alliance on Thursday announced five new ARA fellows.

Governor Approves State's Participation in Emergency Communication System

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2017 3:17 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced that Arkansas will opt in to the First Responder Network Authority and AT&T plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community.

Analysis: The Impact of American Health Care Act, Changes to Arkansas Works

by David Ramsey, Arkansas Nonprofit News Network 5/25/2017 11:27 am

The Medicaid expansion helped cut the state’s uninsured rate in half. What would the proposed changes coming from the governor and Republicans in Congress mean for those who rely on that coverage? Let’s take a look.

Courtney Pledger Named to Lead AETN; Was Leader of Hot Springs Film Festival

by Kyle Massey 3/7/2017 11:32 am

Courtney Pledger is named the new executive director of the Arkansas Educational Television Network.

Asa Hutchinson Signs $50M Tax Cut into Law

by Associated Press 2/1/2017 3:23 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law his $50 million plan to cut income taxes for thousands of low-income residents.