At a Feb. 12 meeting of the Fort Smith Board of Directors, a lawyer and consultants representing Whirlpool said possible cancer-causing chemicals in the ground around its former Fort Smith manufacturing facility had not spread.
Arkansas Surgeon General Dr. Joe Thompson says the new Medicaid option for the state may need a more accurate name, and he says that avoiding a federally-run insurance exchange could help Arkansans avoid a costly tax.
Most members of the Fort Smith Board of Directors aren’t yet sure if they will approve an ordinance requested by Whirlpool Corp. to ban water wells in a residential area that has been polluted by runoff from Whirlpool’s shuttered manufacturing plant.
Arkansas Senate President Michael Lamoureux, R-Russellville, and House Speaker Davy Carter, R-Cabot, released a memo today (Feb. 26) disclosing that they have hired two economist groups to review the $1.1 billion steel mill superproject announced last month.
A year end summary report from Fort Smith Finance Director Kara Bushkuhl shows that city officials are concerned about 2013 revenue and have asked department heads to look for ways to reduce or delay spending.
When the sales tax increase requested by Ozark Regional Transit failed in May 2012, many who voted “no” said it was because they didn’t think that the organization was operating efficiently enough with the money it already had.
Gov. Mike Beebe (D) remains immensely popular with Arkansas voters who give his job performance a supermajority thumbs-up. The Arkansas legislature and U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., remain in positive territory, but with much closer margins.
House Speaker Davy Carter, R-Cabot, says fellow legislators are seeking answers on federal Medicaid flexibility from Gov. Mike Beebe’s Friday afternoon meeting with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
A new Talk Business-Hendrix College survey finds that support for a $125 million bond issue for the state’s first superproject is popular, and legislation to allow faculty members on college campuses to carry concealed handguns has a plurality of support.