One prominent House Democrat says taxes have been cut too much in recent years. A prominent Republican Senator has concerns over funding projections and agency accountability. Those frets combined with other political concerns could lead to a hard vote on the House floor for Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s $300 million...
Tourism partners from across the state will be in Hot Springs Feb. 24-26 for the 45th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The annual gathering of Arkansas’ tourism industry offers sessions on topics such as Google’s latest trends, marketing to a diverse audience and 21st century visitor engagement. New to the conference...
Noted Bentonville architect Harrison French has purchased a unique property in the Boxley Valley of Newton County. French, founder and CEO of architectural firm HFA (Harrison French & Associates), completed a deal last fall to purchase the remains of what once was the only steam-powered sawmill in the state. According to...
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has established the Institute for Digital Health & Innovation, and named Dr. Curtis Lowery, as its director. Lowery is the founder and medical director of the UAMS Center for Distance Health. He also served for many years as chair of the UAMS...
Citing a concern about “disruptive behavior,” the U.S. Marshals Museum Foundation has declined an invitation to participate in a public discussion about a one-cent, nine-month sales tax to raise money for completion of the U.S. Marshals Museum. Fort Smith attorney Joey McCutchen, founder of the Transparency in Government Group of...
American Electric Power, which last summer canceled the $4.5 Wind Catcher project approved by Arkansas regulators, recently announced a deal to acquire 724 megawatts (MW) of operating wind generation and battery assets for approximately $1.06 billion from San Diego-based Sempra Renewable. Sempra Renewables, a subsidiary of West Coast utility giant...
Windstream Holdings Inc. on Monday put off its fourth-quarter and yearly earnings report scheduled for Thursday as the Little Rock-based Fortune 500 company evaluates its options following an adverse federal court ruling over the weekend that could push the rural broadband provider toward insolvency. Late Friday evening, U.S. District Judge...
Senate President Pro Temp Jim Hendren, R-Sulphur Springs, says a $300 million highway plan will easily move through the State Senate and he’s confident that UAMS will secure the $10-20 million annually needed to achieve National Cancer Institute status. In an interview on this week’s edition of Talk Business &...
Police and prosecutors across Northeast Arkansas are using one of law enforcement’s oldest tools -information sharing – in a new way to address violent crime. In January, 2nd Judicial District Prosecutor Scott Ellington and Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott engaged a number of other law enforcement entities to establish the...
Tyson Foods CEO Noel White said last week the meat giant would tap the bond market to finance the $2.16 billion acquisitions of Keystone Foods and the $340 million it’s doling out for the Thai and European assets of Brazil Foods (BRF S.A.) that was announced Feb. 7. Tyson is...