Gov. Mike Beebe: Our Underground Infrastructure

This past week, we marked the one-year anniversary of the detrimental Pegasus pipeline breach in Mayflower. The pipeline, owned by a subsidiary of Exxon-Mobil, ruptured and spilled more than 200,000 gallons of heavy crude oil. This oil seeped into a neighborhood...

Arkansas Grown

Over the years, consumers have become increasingly health-conscious, as well as environmentally aware of farming practices. One of the results of this has been a monumental rise in demand for locally grown foods. In Arkansas alone, the number of farmers markets has...

Feeding Our Future

I’ve always said that state government’s top priorities are the protection and the education of its people. And one of the simplest ways to improve our students’ academic performance is to make sure they’ve had breakfast. Unfortunately, Arkansas has a high rate of...

The Private Option passes

This week, after much debate and national attention, the General Assembly reauthorized funding for the Arkansas Private Option. I have now signed the bill into law, meaning that more than 100,000 Arkansans will keep their health insurance through at least June of...
Protecting Those Who Protect Us

Protecting Those Who Protect Us

This past weekend, I participated in my final winter meeting of the National Governors Association in Washington, D.C. These meetings allow governors to come together to share ideas and discuss issues that our states face collectively. As you might expect, other...