Roby Brock http://ualrpublicradio.org en Tom Cotton Touts Endorsement Of National Federation Of Independent Businesses http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/tom-cotton-touts-endorsement-national-federation-independent-businesses <p></p><p>Congressman Cotton, the Republican challenger to incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, received the endorsement Tuesday of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, a small business advocacy group.</p><p>Touting Cotton’s 100% voting record with the NFIB, the group’s state director, Sylvester Smith, said it was a natural endorsement.</p><p>“Tom Cotton has consistently supported Arkansas’s small, family businesses,” said Smith. “He listens to what our members have to say, and he’s done everything he can to create an environment where they can succeed.”</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:55:33 +0000 Roby Brock 25768 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Tom Cotton Touts Endorsement Of National Federation Of Independent Businesses Legislators Will Look To Privatize Troubled School Insurance Fund http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/legislators-will-look-privatize-troubled-school-insurance-fund <p></p><p>A co-chair of a task force on teacher health insurance says after this week’s special session, his group plans to study privatizing the troubled school benefits program.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:56:24 +0000 Roby Brock 25683 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Legislators Will Look To Privatize Troubled School Insurance Fund Gov. Beebe Headed To Europe For Trade Mission http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/gov-beebe-headed-europe-trade-mission <p><span style="color: rgb(17, 17, 17); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">Gov</span><span style="color: rgb(17, 17, 17); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">. Mike Beebe is heading overseas for his third European trade mission in five years.</span></p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:28:23 +0000 Roby Brock 25230 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Gov. Beebe Headed To Europe For Trade Mission Leslie Rutledge Defeats David Sterling For Republican AG Nomination http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/leslie-rutledge-defeats-david-sterling-republican-ag-nomination <p>Tuesday’s Republican run-off election between Attorney General candidates Leslie Rutledge and David Sterling ended with Rutledge winning the nomination.</p><p>Unofficial election returns showed Rutledge with a 59% to 41% advantage.</p><p>Rutledge survived an onslaught of out-of-state spending from two third-party groups. Iowa-based American Future Fund spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in the primary to promote Sterling’s candidacy, and in the run-off a D.C.-based group, Judicial Crisis Network, spent hundreds of thousands against Rutledge.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 03:58:38 +0000 Roby Brock 24597 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Leslie Rutledge Defeats David Sterling For Republican AG Nomination Flippo Beats Burris For Arkansas Senate Seat, Ferguson Wins House http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/flippo-beats-burris-arkansas-senate-seat-ferguson-wins-house <p>The Republican nomination for State Senate District 17 was won by 201 votes by Scott Flippo, who defeated Rep. John Burris, the former House Majority Leader. The unofficial vote count was 3,913 for Flippo to 3,712 for Burris.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If the results stand, Flippo will replace GOP Sen. Johnny Key, who was not seeking re-election to the north-central Arkansas Senate seat. There is no Democratic challenger, so the Republican nominee is the de facto winner. </span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 03:48:47 +0000 Roby Brock 24596 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Tourism Officials Marketing The State To Motorcyclists http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-tourism-officials-marketing-state-motorcyclists <p></p><p></p><p>The ultimate biker song could serve as a marketing campaign for a new push from state tourism officials, reports <a href="http://talkbusiness.net/2014/06/tourism-officials-want-motorcyclists-head-highway/" target="_blank">Talk Business &amp; Politics</a>.</p><p>In the last two years, Arkansas has begun marketing its scenic highways to motorcyclists who are far from the drifter image painted in cult classic films like “Easy Rider.” We’re not talking Hell’s Angels, says Arkansas Tourism director Joe David Rice.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:42:23 +0000 Roby Brock 24263 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Tourism Officials Marketing The State To Motorcyclists Gubernatorial Hopeful Asa Hutchinson Rolls Out Public Safety Plan http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/gubernatorial-hopeful-asa-hutchinson-rolls-out-public-safety-plan <p></p><p>Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson rolled out a plan he says is aimed at reforming public safety and reducing drug abuse in Arkansas.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 18:35:41 +0000 Roby Brock 23858 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Gubernatorial Hopeful Asa Hutchinson Rolls Out Public Safety Plan Speaker Davy Carter To Ask For Insurance Special Session http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/speaker-davy-carter-ask-insurance-special-session <p></p><p>House Speaker Davy Carter (R-Cabot) isn’t a lame-duck speaker just yet.</p><p>In an interview with <a href="http://talkbusiness.net/2014/05/speaker-carter-opposes-impeachment-pursuit-will-ask-insurance-special-session/#sthash.WZujelVY.dpuf">Talk Business &amp; Politics</a>, airing Monday night on KUAR, Carter said he’ll fight a potential impeachment push regarding the same-sex marriage legal controversy and he said he will ask Gov. Mike Beebe to call a special session soon to fix school insurance plans.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 16:23:03 +0000 Roby Brock 23460 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Speaker Davy Carter To Ask For Insurance Special Session UALR Receives $1 Million Endowment For Non-Traditional Students http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/ualr-receives-1-million-endowment-non-traditional-students <p>The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has been selected for a $1 million endowment that will support scholarships for non-traditional college students who want to return to school to finish their college education.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 18:10:56 +0000 Roby Brock 23238 at http://ualrpublicradio.org French Hill, Bruce Westerman Hold Big Leads In Congressional Races http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/french-hill-bruce-westerman-hold-big-leads-congressional-races <p>French Hill and Rep. Bruce Westerman hold sizable leads in their Republican primary races for U.S. Congress, according to a new round of <a href="http://talkbusiness.net/2014/05/french-hill-bruce-westerman-hold-big-leads-congressional-races/" target="_blank">Talk Business</a>-Hendrix College polling.</p><p>The latest survey, which polled likely GOP voters in the Second and Fourth Congressional Districts, shows Hill with more than 50% support against two rivals and Westerman near 50% against his primary opponent.</p> Sun, 04 May 2014 16:21:36 +0000 Roby Brock 22791 at http://ualrpublicradio.org