Covering Arkansas Politics

New AEDC Director Says Listening, Rural Arkansas, & Public-Private Partnerships On Agenda

On Thursday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson officially named Mike Preston as the new executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the state agency charged with...

Lawmakers Eye Budget, Business Pressure In Final Week Of Session

Made In America: Fed Says ‘Business Optimism’ Improving in Arkansas Thanks To Exports, Manufacturing

Congressional Recap: Budget, Foreign Policy Debates Cover Week

Weekend Digest: The Old Fashioned Brawl Edition

Don’t Get ‘Caught Flat-Footed’ On EPA Rules, FERC’s Honorable Tells Arkansas Regulators

Big Gain In Arkansas Tourism Jobs Helps Drop Jobless Rate To 5.5%

Religious Freedom, 10 Commandments, Presidential Primary Bills Advance

Michael Cook: A Tax Cut And A Pee Cup

Former Alltel CEO Scott Ford Testifies With Bill Gates, Ben Affleck In D.C.

Energy In-depth: Energy Companies With Arkansas Ties Get Lean As Commodity Prices Dip

Capitol Notebook: From Campaigns To Corrections, Lawmakers Kick It In Higher Gear

Lottery Bills Approved During Late Night Session

Gov. Hutchinson Outlines Jobs Plan, Wants Two Constitutional Amendments

Only hours removed from hiring the state’s latest economic development chief, Gov. Asa Hutchinson outlined his vision for an aggressive platform that he said would...

Talk Business & Politics Podcast 3.26.15

Startup Talk: SEC Adopts Final Rules On Crowdfunding, Arkansas To Act Soon

Capitol Notebook: Capital Gains Bill Passes House, 10 Commandments Monument Bill Gets Senate Approval

Committee Stalls On Income Tax Cut For Retired Veterans

Mike Preston To Serve As New AEDC Director (UPDATED)

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will turn to the Sunshine State for his new director of economic development. What skills does Mike Preston bring to the task...

Talk Politics Roundtable 3.25.15