Despite being ranked America's worst airport by Travel and Leisure, Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport saw revenue increase over the last year.
Passenger traffic is down from last year, but the airport is still on track to earn a record amount of net operating income. Through October 31, the airport had total net income of nearly $9 million, or about 4 percent ahead of what was collected in the same period last year.
The Arkansas Legislative Council on Friday heard details of the agreement reached between the state and central Arkansas school districts to end desegregation payments and approved the terms of the proposed settlement.
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel spoke to lawmakers, calling it a “historic milestone,” and praising efforts by the legal counsels of all school districts involved.
The future of the largest contract with a private entity in state history was the center of discussion over prison healthcare in Friday's Arkansas Legislative Council meeting. The proposed 9 year, $92 million contract drew questions over its size and the search process selecting Correct Care Solutions as the best company for comprehensive medical and pharmaceutical services.
A committee tasked with reviewing the public notification process for concentrated animal feeding permit applications in the state, will have its first meeting this week.
Public notice is given when a general permit is issued, and anyone can apply for CAFO coverage under that permit, as long as the applicant’s nutrient management plan is published on the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality website for a minimum of 30 days.
Ryan Benefield, deputy director of the ADEQ says this process is being reviewed by a committee formed during this year’s legislative session.