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If that's the direction Arkansas government want to go, Job No. 1 will be establishing a system that guards against the abuses that apparently are so tempting when millions of dollars taken through governmental power are in play. Everything that's becoming public now is a result of lax oversight by design of ...
"The reality is they're just looking at how to make money at our expense." The coming weeks and months won't just determine how many proposals go before voters. It'll also determine how much the issue will dominate Arkansas' airwaves. Andrew DeMillo has covered Arkansas government and politics for ...

LITTLE ROCK — Competing proposals to legalize casinos in four Arkansas counties may guarantee that voters will be inundated with ads on the issue, but the focus likely won't be whether the state needs another gambling option. The debate instead could hinge on what type of casinos would be palatable ...
The group of Arkansas government leaders is still working out details of how its treatment system would work, but it would include a public education campaign, training for doctors and judges, and medication and rehab treatment for addicts. Villines says the opioid crisis already requires a coordinated ...
As an example, Chinese T-shirt manufacturer Tianyuan Garments Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Arkansas government to employ 400 workers at a new garment factory in Arkansas. These jobs, however, are different to those that would have bene in place five or ten years ago.
Competing proposals to legalize casinos in four Arkansas counties may guarantee that voters will be inundated with ads on the issue, but the focus likely won't be whether the state needs another gambling option. The debate instead could hinge on what type of casinos would be palatable to this Bible Belt ...

... and months won't just determine how many proposals go before voters. It'll also determine how much the issue will dominate Arkansas' airwaves. ___. Andrew DeMillo has covered Arkansas government and politics for The Associated Press since 2005. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ademillo ...
The group has captured nearly four billion public expenditures as part of "the world's largest private database of government spending." The database is available free of charge to citizens and other stakeholders. OpenTheBooks.com also reports all Arkansas government employee salaries and checkbook ...
Competing proposals to legalize casinos in four Arkansas counties may guarantee that voters will be inundated with ads on the issue, but the focus likely won't be whether the state needs another gambling option. The debate instead could hinge on what type of casinos would be palatable to this Bible Belt ...
The group has captured nearly four billion public expenditures as part of "the world's largest private database of government spending." The database is available free of charge to citizens and other stakeholders. OpenTheBooks.com also reports all Arkansas government employee salaries and checkbook ...
... to the members of the Commission to determine whether any issue raised in the court case, including the method of selection, requires a second look.” Andrew DeMillo has covered Arkansas government and politics for The Associated Press since 2005. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ademillo ...
... is finality there," Hutchinson said. "It is entirely up to the members of the Commission to determine whether any issue raised in the court case, including the method of selection, requires a second look." Andrew DeMillo has covered Arkansas government and politics for The Associated Press since 2005.
Andrew DeMillo has covered Arkansas government and politics for The Associated Press since 2005. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ademillo. An AP News Analysis. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
(Getty Images). Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants to restructure the state government in a way that has been done there in 47 years. And while the technology office reports it doesn't expect to be immediately affected, the sweeping plan is expected to touch nearly every aspect of Arkansas government.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks at a news conference Monday, March 5, 2018, at the state Capitol in Little Rock with Seema Verma, the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]. AP. By Andrew DeMillo / The Associated Press ...
Some students at the Sam M. Walton College of Business illustrated the size of our government in a memorable way. Matt Waller, dean of the college, had asked students to draw an organizational chart of Arkansas government. The chart was too big for one white board. In fact, the organizational chart went ...
Promising to cut in half the number of agencies answering to him, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is hoping to emulate a Democratic governor who later defeated him in his first bid for statewide office. Hutchinson is also trying to avoid the pitfalls faced by the last member of his party to hold the state's top ...

This is not a belief much in favor these days in any aspect of Arkansas government. See: Poor people don't "deserve" government health care; wealthy corporations and six-figure executives at chambers of commerce "deserve" government tax handouts. Now I've gone and riled myself up. Got to go to the ...
"You can bring Arkansas government to a halt with just 26 members of the House," Parry said. Watson, the Democratic Party recruiter, said many first-time candidates are finding their footing for a campaign after getting involved in groups that focus on certain policy debates, such as Moms Demand Action for ...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — With dueling hearings and panels in the wake of Florida's school massacre, Arkansas' Republican governor and lawmakers have made it clear they want school security on the agenda when they return to the Capitol for next year's session. But, unlike Republican counterparts in ...
... expects C and H, the only factory hog farm in the watershed, to continue to operate? (It's currently on borrowed time during appeal of the denial.) Dollars to Brazil (which owns the hogs). Pork chops to China, which imports the meat. Hog shit to the scenic Buffalo River. Your Arkansas government at work.
The question posed in the column "Subsidy snags" was whether Arkansas government could "create jobs by providing cash subsidies to select businesses." In reality, the Quick Action Closing Fund by itself doesn't "create jobs," but what it does do is help strengthen Arkansas' hand when it comes to landing ...
Twenty years ago Monica Lewinsky was introduced to the world through Ken Starr's infamous 1998 investigation, which, among many things, looked into then President Bill Clinton's conduct during a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by then Arkansas government employee Paula Jones. A related piece of ...
A judge's decision to toss out a lawsuit challenging the ban of a controversial herbicide is putting even more of a spotlight on an Arkansas Supreme Court decision that's created confusion about whether the state can ever be sued. At this point, it'll probably take follow-up decisions from the court or a new ...
"We're going to continue what we've been doing, which is figuring out what makes the best policy, coming up with a plan for reform and figuring out which method of tax relief makes the most sense for Arkansas." Andrew DeMillo has covered Arkansas government and politics for The Associated Press since ...
Andrew DeMillo has covered Arkansas government and politics for The Associated Press since 2005. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ademillo. An AP News Analysis. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Arkansas government asks 120 sawmills to take a survey. By Robert Dalheim February 07, 2018 | 1:28 pm EST. Comments. Print. Arkansas' Ouachita Pine Forest Arkansas' Ouachita Pine Forest. ARKANSAS - Arkansas will ask 120 of its active sawmills to participate in a survey, which will allow it to construct year-end ...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Weeks after he effectively halted the launch of Arkansas' medical marijuana program, a judge is urging officials to find a way to resume evaluating applications. That's going to be easier said than done. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen last week encouraged the ...
... state agencies responsible for implementing the Medical Marijuana Amendment to the Arkansas Constitution -- violated their constitutional and administrative duties." Despite that warning, the options for avoiding a delay could be dwindling. Andrew DeMillo has covered Arkansas government and politics ...
Democratic state Sen. Linda Chesterfield admitted frustration with the restriction as a tradeoff. But, after voting for the program's reauthorization, she added: “I would be more frustrated if we didn't have anything at all.” Andrew DeMillo has covered Arkansas government and politics for The Associated Press since 2005.
A state representative from Fort Smith fully supports a bill that would give Arkansas government officials greater oversight of prescription costs. District 77 state Rep. Justin Boyd, R-Fort Smith, and a practicing pharmacist in Crawford County, said the bill, which specifically focuses on monitoring prescription ...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge's decision to toss out a lawsuit challenging the ban of a controversial herbicide is putting even more of a spotlight on an Arkansas Supreme Court decision that's created confusion about whether the state can ever be sued. At this point, it'll probably take follow-up ...
Arkansas Government: Partner in Economic Development. by Arkansas Business Staff on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 12:24 am 1 min read. Gov. Asa Hutchinson gives his "State of the State" speech to the Arkansas General Assembly. The Richard Sheppard Arnold Federal Courthouse in Little Rock. (Mauren Kennedy). < >.
It was billed as a State of the State address, but Gov. Asa Hutchinson's speech to lawmakers last week felt more like a kick-off for his re-election bid and a preview of the Republican's legislative agenda for a hoped-for second term. Hutchinson used his address to lawmakers at the start of this year's fiscal ...
Arkansas government asks 120 sawmills to take a survey. By Robert Dalheim February 07, 2018 | 1:28 pm EST. Comments. Print. Arkansas' Ouachita Pine Forest Arkansas' Ouachita Pine Forest. ARKANSAS - Arkansas will ask 120 of its active sawmills to participate in a survey, which will allow it to construct year-end ...
LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas lawmaker's guilty plea for pocketing thousands of state dollars intended for a sports complex created a black eye for the Capitol, but it may have caused an even bigger obstacle for supporters of a hybrid Medicaid expansion that already faced an uncertain future. Republican ...
It faces the hurdle of needing a two-thirds vote to even be considered in this year's session. Files' exit may have changed the question from whether there will be a fight over the Medicaid program to when it will be waged. Andrew DeMillo has covered Arkansas government and politics for The Associated ...
Andrew DeMillo has covered Arkansas government and politics for The Associated Press since 2005. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ademillo. An AP News Analysis. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Because of this ruling, residents can no longer sue the Arkansas government in state court. The ballot measure Gray filed seeks to amend the state Constitution and allow the Legislature to create laws that waive the state's sovereign immunity. This would allow residents to once again bring lawsuits against ...
The upgrades follow reports by Gizmodo and ProPublica in November 2017 that detailed critical vulnerabilities in the Arkansas government's network, as well as a number of security incidents exposing sensitive voter information—including partial Social Security numbers. (Despite Crosscheck's new ...
Arkansas government officials and landowners along the proposed route have opposed the project, saying it would be an eyesore, lower property values, endanger migratory waterfowl and force landowners to sell property against their will. Recent business developments have fundamentally changed the ...
Can Arkansas' government create jobs by providing cash subsidies to select businesses? Arkansas officials often aim to do just that with an economic development incentive program known as the Quick Action Closing Fund. Created in 2007, the Quick Action Closing Fund allows Arkansas officials to ...
LITTLE ROCK -- With a vow to set aside money for tax cuts and a call for colleges to halt tuition increases, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's $5.6 billion budget proposal is a preview of the campaign message he'll offer as he seeks a second term. The reaction is also a glimpse at the pushback he'll face from ...
With a vow to set aside money for tax cuts and a call for colleges to halt tuition increases, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's $5.6 billion budget proposal is a preview of the campaign message he'll offer as he seeks a second term. The reaction is also a glimpse at the pushback he'll face from Democrats and ...
With a vow to set aside money for tax cuts and a call for colleges to halt tuition increases, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's $5.6 billion budget proposal is a preview of the campaign message he'll offer as he seeks a second term. The reaction is also a glimpse at the pushback he'll face from Democrats and ...
... Medicaid changes, but said he's not expecting any major surprises in this week's hearings. "I don't think any of us are expecting major, huge swings on anything for next week," said Gillam, a Republican. Andrew DeMillo has covered Arkansas government and politics for The Associated Press since 2005.
Here's the core of it, says Metroplan, from U.S. and Arkansas government data: Since 1999, when the Internet began its encroach, consumer purchases during each Fourth Quarter (the Christmas season) surged, then fell back. But the trendline is unmistakable: Online shopping gains momentum annually, ...
Arkansas' seven constitutional officers, four U.S. House seats and a Supreme Court seat will be on the ballot in the new year, but none of those races so far are drawing the attention or the money that other campaigns did at this point four years ago. It's a sign of just how much Arkansas has changed from a ...
Andrew DeMillo has covered Arkansas government and politics for The Associated Press since 2005. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ademillo. An AP News Analysis. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
LITTLE ROCK -- Talking for a half hour about his bid for Arkansas governor, Democratic hopeful Jared Henderson listed ways he wants to improve the state's education system, economy and health care. But the 39-year-old mostly avoided direct criticism of Gov. Asa Hutchinson and didn't bring up President ...


 

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