Business

Motley marijuana laws drive consumers — and revenue — across state lines

BY: - January 16, 2023

SOUTH BELOIT, Ill. — Less than half a mile south of the Wisconsin border in Illinois, the Sunnyside Cannabis Dispensary bustles with activity. Cars with license plates from Wisconsin, Minnesota and other pot-banning states slide in and out of the shop’s expansive parking lot. The bright and airy retail store is an easy hop off […]

Sanders names directors of economic development, environmental quality

BY: - January 12, 2023

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday appointed two state agency veterans to be directors of the Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. Caleb Osborne will serve as director and chief administrator of environment at ADEQ, and Clint O’Neal will lead AEDC as executive director, Sanders announced in press statement. Osborne […]

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Commerce Secretary Mike Preston speak to reporters via video conference during a trade visit to Japan and China in late 2015. (Photo by Wesley Brown)

Hutchinson hands over job-recruiting legacy to the Sanders administration

BY: - January 9, 2023

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and his right-hand man Mike Preston ended the popular Republican governor’s eight-year tenure in office the same way they started: hunting for new jobs to grow the state’s 1.3 million-plus worker labor pool. Four days before leaving office, Hutchinson and Preston held their last press conference on Jan. 6 at the local […]

Close up of Physiotherapist working with patient in clinic.

More orthopedic physicians sell out to private equity firms, raising alarms about costs and quality

BY: - January 9, 2023

Dr. Paul Jeffords and his colleagues at Atlanta-based Resurgens Orthopaedics were worried about their ability to survive financially, even though their independent orthopedic practice was the largest in Georgia, with nearly 100 physicians. They nervously watched other physician practices sell out entirely to large hospital systems and health insurers. They refused to consider doing that. […]