During my last year in office, I have visited many annual events and celebrated many annual traditions with a sense of nostalgia. At each of these occasions, I was acutely aware that it was my last time there as governor.
November in Arkansas may soon to become known for its museum anniversaries and celebrations. This past week, with the usual dose of low, key and casual fanfare, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, located in Bentonville, Ark., celebrated its 3rd Anniversary.
I speak to a number of groups week in, week out. Often, I share my analysis and observations about the business and political landscape of Arkansas from what I hope is understood as a detached, objective perspective.
Since health care has been such a critical issue in the Arkansas senatorial election, it seems appropriate to offer some facts and analysis. Let me state up front this is my professional analysis and not the official stance of UAFS.
During his recent trip to Louisiana, Bill Clinton took time in his speech to thank the people of Louisiana. He thanked them for playing a role in paying for Arkansans’ health insurance. And he was right. Every state that borders Arkansas is helping to pay for the health care of our citizens.
Will the political landscape in Arkansas change after Nov. 4? That’s just one of the many questions citizens are pondering as the final surge of political advertising makes it way to mailboxes, email, television sets and media outlets across the state.
From the “By Their Actions People/Groups Will Show Their Character” category, the Fort Smith Board of Directors is willing to spend thousands of dollars in legal fees and risk a priceless decline of goodwill to defend a practice that allows them to conduct a portion of their business – OUR busine
The Arkansas Supreme Court, waiting until almost the last minute, finally affirmed what Gov. Mike Beebe tried to tell the Legislature back in 2013. And that was this: Any tweaking of the fundamental right for a person to cast a ballot in the state of Arkansas is unconstitutional.
Now comes the Steel Horse Rally holding great potential to become an event annually drawing thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to a downtown Fort Smith that through private and public development is moving closer to becoming that “cool” place we all knew it could be.
Education continues to be our top priority in Arkansas, and we know that one of our biggest educational challenges is increasing the number of Arkansans who earn college degrees. This week, we received positive news reinforcing our long-term progress toward that goal.