Subscribe Register Login

ArkansasOnline Legislature Coverage
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 8:49 p.m.

Beebe to answer Senate's steel-mill questions

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published February 4, 2013 at 11:14 a.m.

12913-arkansas-democrat-gazettestephen-b-thornton-gov-mike-beebe-left-and-big-river-steel-ceo-john-correnti-right-talk-tuesday-morning-at-the-state-capitol-during-the-announcement-of-the-11-billion-big-river-steel-plant-to-be-built-in-osceola-the-superproject-which-could-begin-construction-as-early-as-august-will-create-525-high-paying-jobs

1/29/13 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Gov. Mike Beebe, left, and Big River Steel CEO John Correnti, right, talk Tuesday morning at the State Capitol during the announcement of the $1.1 billion Big River Steel plant to be built in Osceola. The "superproject" which could begin construction as early as August, will create 525 high paying jobs.

Gov. Mike Beebe will appear before the Arkansas Senate at 1:30 p.m. today to answer questions about a proposed new steel mill.

The Senate will be meeting as a “committee of the whole,” which is less formal than a typical Senate session.

Arkansas Economic Development Commission Director Grant Tennille is also set to appear.

The governor also will also appear for a similar session in the House of Representatives at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Beebe helped unveil plans for the Big River Steel Project last week; the huge undertaking is dependent on $125 million in state financing.

The governor is urging lawmakers to sign off on state aid for project.

The $1.1 billion plant, which is planned for Mississippi County, would create 525 jobs once it is operational.

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

Comments on: Beebe to answer Senate's steel-mill questions

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2 total comments

JessePinkman says... February 4, 2013 at 11:55 a.m.

Governor Beebe populist and inquire will be there to tell you how gullible you are

( | suggest removal )

Populist says... February 4, 2013 at 8:58 p.m.

I wish that I could have been there for the song and dance. When you make a deal with the devil, expect to get burned. I hope that there are some people in the legislature with the brains and the integrity to try to stop this funding of billionaires who pollute. If it is such a good deal, the billionaires should fund it themselves.

( | suggest removal )

  • page
  • 1
Click here to make a comment

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

TOP JOBS

  • Lead generator

    /Telemarketer NeededLocal company is seeking outgoing person...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • It project manager

    The Office of Information Systems is seeking candidates for ...
    RUSSELLVILLE, AR

  • Tree climber

    tree climbers exp. w/clean MVR needed. Top pay based on exp....
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Assoc. dir. coaching

    associate director of coaching positionthe YMCA of Metropoli...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Mental health para-professional

    vantage point of northwest arkansas Is expanding and seeking...
    FAYETTEVILLE, AR

Search 810 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online