Talk Business & Politics Magazine: The Banking Edition

by Bill Paddack (wbp17@comcast.net) 7 views 

The latest magazine edition of TB&P is in mailboxes across the state and features a wealth of business and political news, interviews, features and analysis. You can access it online here.

Here’s a little taste of what you’ll find inside the May/June issue:

For Reynie Rutledge and his sons – John, Adam and Nathan – First Security Bank is all in the family. Editor-in-Chief Roby Brock caught up with the four bankers to see how they’re combining their talents to help the Searcy-based bank climb to new heights.

And on the topic of banking, Congressman French Hill and State Bank Commissioner Candace Franks provide insightful commentaries on community banks and regulations while Kim Souza with The City Wire examines the health of Arkansas’ banks.

As issues regarding capital punishment continue to come up in the Legislature and various courts, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist and TB&P contributor John Brummett looks at the death penalty in Arkansas and gets a behind-the-scenes perspective from former Attorney General Steve Clark, who helped pass Arkansas’ first lethal injection law and oversaw the first state execution under its direction.

Veteran writer Steve Brawner reviews the way Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the General Assembly handled a variety of issues in the recent legislative session. As always, social issues attracted a lot of attention, and two of our regular opinion columnists – John Burris and Jessica DeLoach Sabin – offer their views on what was accomplished at the Capitol as well as what is left to be done.

It’s baseball season and that means catching a few games at the beautiful Dickey-Stephens Park. Rex Nelson, known for his passion for our state, takes readers not only out to the ball game, but all the way back to 1895 as he chronicles the history of the Arkansas Travelers.

Business Editor Wesley Brown checks in on the two organizations – MISO and Southwest Power Pool – that are putting Arkansas at the center of the nation’s electricity transmission grid.

Also in our statewide coverage, you’ll find excellent regional reporting, a look at the trend toward tiny houses, details on the area Rogers, Arkansas is planning to redevelop, what’s on the mind of new state Surgeon General Greg Bledsoe and Teacher of the Year Jonathan Crossley, and executive inspiration from six business leaders.

Check it out online or request a copy from Roby@TalkBusiness.net and we’ll be happy to share.

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