Asa Hutchinson is poised to officially become the 46th governor of Arkansas with a swearing-in ceremony late Tuesday morning. The Republican takes the office as his party takes control of both chambers of the legislature and every constitutional office. KUAR's Jacob Kauffman talks with Roby Brock of Talk Business and Politics about Hutchinson's inauguration and the 90th General Assembly.
Arkansas small business owners have the opportunity to learn more about the state’s health insurance marketplaces during a free webinar Tuesday. The on-line seminar will explore topics related to the costs and benefits of using the marketplaces.
Edward Haddock with the Small Business Administration said the information presented will be relevant even as the Arkansas Legislature discusses the future of healthcare in the state.
The outgoing Democratic attorney general of Arkansas is urging a panel reviewing elected officials' salaries to more than double his Republican successor's pay.
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Monday recommended that the Independent Citizens Commission raise incoming Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's pay from $73,132 a year to at least $165,000. The seven-member panel was created to review and adjust salaries for Arkansas legislators, constitutional officers and judges.
After a heated campaign where he touted himself as the candidate best prepared to be the "jobs governor," Republican Asa Hutchinson says boosting Arkansas' economy will be his focus as takes over the state's top office.
The 64-year-old ex-congressman and former federal Homeland Security official will be sworn in Tuesday as Arkansas' 46th governor, succeeding outgoing Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe.
KAUFFMAN: We’re on the verge of the 90th General Assembly convening, there’s historic power in the hands of Republicans and some truly major issues at stake this year. Let’s begin with what might be the legacy of the last governor, the private option. A lot of legislative leaders say it needs to be more conservative. What might that look like and what ideas have been proposed.
A member of Little Rock's board of directors has been cited for driving while intoxicated.
A Little Rock Police Department report says 48-year-old Kenneth Richardson was cited for DWI and traffic offenses on Saturday evening after an officer observed his car swerving at a high rate of speed. The officer caught up with Richardson, who changed lanes without signaling.
The report says Richardson then pulled the car into a parking lot and struck a shrub before stopping.
The former chairwoman of Arkansas's Public Service Commission now holds a position on the influential Federal Energy and Regulatory Commission, also known as FERC. An investiture ceremony for Honorable was held at the federal courthouse in Little Rock Friday.