Tagged: Stacy Hurst

P. Allen Smith Budget Battle Reveals State's Digital Divide

P. Allen Smith Budget Battle Reveals State's Digital Divide

Whispers

If you needed a handy metric to illustrate how far newspapers have sunk in the new media world, ponder this: Of the nearly $7 million a year Arkansas spends on media marketing to promote state tourism, only one one-thousandth — about $7,000 — goes to newspapers. read more >

Should Arkansas Quadruple P. Allen Smith’s Pay?

Should Arkansas Quadruple P. Allen Smith’s Pay?

Outtakes

Before calculating whether Arkansas gardening and lifestyle celebrity P. Allen Smith is worth $845,000 a year to the state for promotion, consider this: State tourism and marketing officials say they have better ways to spend the $200,000 a year Smith has been getting. read more >

'Ever Mindful' (Editorial)

'Ever Mindful' (Editorial)

Opinion

While P. Allen Smith is seeking a $645,600 raise from the state, Stacy Hurst, chief of the Department of Parks, Heritage & Tourism, wants proof that Smith is earning the $200,000 he currently gets. read more >

State Senate A Lock for GOP, but House Up in Air

Voters can begin casting early ballots Monday in Arkansas' midterm election and while the top-of-the-ticket U.S. Senate and governor's races have dominated the airwaves, a handful of legislative races could determine whether more than 200,000 people keep their health insurance under the state's Medicaid expansion. read more >