About: Michael Tilley

Michael Tilley is the president and managing editor of The City Wire, a content partner with Talk Business & Politics. He can be reached by email at MTilley@TheCityWire.com.

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Freight Reports Show ‘Tepid’ U.S. Economy, Consumer Gain From Iranian Oil

Two national freight reports paint a picture of a “tepid” U.S. economy hampered by a strong U.S. dollar and struggling  Continue Reading »

Arkansas, Oklahoma Governors Sign Orders To Arm Military Members

Following the death of four U.S. Marines and the shooting of a sailor in Chattanooga, Tenn., Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson  Continue Reading »

Rainy Day Fund, Road Money Among Ideas For Arkansas Surplus Funds

Recapitalizing the Governor’s Quick Action Closing Fund, moving money into a rainy day fund and creating a state “jobs” program by directing money to short-term highway projects are just a few of the ideas for spending the state surplus.

Gov. Hutchinson: New I-49 Stretch A Good Start But More Is Needed

Those who spoke Tuesday (July 14) at the opening ceremony for a six-mile piece of Interstate 49 through Chaffee Crossing east of Fort Smith had a common theme: It’s a great start worth celebrating, but more money and concrete is needed to link the short stretch into a major national highway corridor.

Arkansas River Traffic Falls 51% In June, Down 23% Year-to-date

River operators say the hard-hitting rains of the last three months have dealt the barge business the ‘worst economic blow’ since the Great Recession.

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