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Governor Hutchinson gives opening remarks at the preliminary meeting for the Working Group on Highway Funding, with Chairman Duncan Baird on June 24, 2015. The Governor encouraged the group to be creative and forward-thinking in their approach.  

LITTLE ROCK - The Governor’s Working Group on Highway Funding held it’s first meeting in June. The meeting was kicked off with opening remarks by Governor Asa Hutchinson. He told the group that highways are critical to economic development in Arkansas and he encouraged the members to think creatively but realistically about possible funding solutions. The Governor has tasked the group, which is made up of stakeholders from around the state, with coming up with a menu of highway funding options by December of this year.


Arkansas State Highway Reports: 

Past Meeting Notes and Documents: 

Governor’s Working Group on Highway Funding Upcoming Meetings:

Thursday, September 24, 2015 
1:30 p.m.*
Room 151, Arkansas State Capitol 
Little Rock

Thursday, October 8, 2015 
1:30 p.m.*
Room 149, Arkansas State Capitol 
Little Rock

Thursday, October 22, 2015 
1:30 p.m.*
Room 151, Arkansas State Capitol 
Little Rock

Thursday, Novermber 5, 2015
1:30 p.m.*
Room 149, Arkansas State Capitol 
Little Rock

Thursday, November 19, 2015
1:30 p.m.*
Room 151, Arkansas State Capitol 
Little Rock

*Meetings will be streaming live on the Arkansas House of Representatives website at the noted meeting time. 


Members of the Working Group on Highway Funding as directed by executive order:

Duncan Baird, Budget Director for Governor Hutchinson, Chairman

Scott Bennett, Director of the State Highway and Transportation Department

Alec Farmer, State Highway Commissioner Appointee

Rep. Dan Douglas, House Public Transportation Committee Appointee

Sen. Bill Sample, Senate Transportation, Technology & Legislative Affairs Committee Appointee 

Rep. Andy Davis, Joint Budget Committee Appointee

Cleburne County Judge Jerry Holmes, Countywide Elected Official Appointee

Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin, Municipal Elected Official

Randy Zook, Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce Appointee

Philip Taldo, Arkansas Economic Development Commission Appointee

Brett Powell, Department of Higher Education Appointee

Larry Walther, Department of Finance & Administration Appointee

Guy Washburn, Arkansas Asphalt Pavement Association, At-large Appointee

Shannon Newton, Arkansas Truckers Association, At-large Appointee

Charlie Weaver, President of Weaver-Bailey Contractors, Inc., At-large Appointee

Craig Douglass, Arkansas Good Roads and Transportation Council, At-large Appointee

Jackson Williams, Attorney at Williams & Anderson PLC, At-large Appointee

Frank Scott Jr., State Highway Commissioner, At-large Appointee

Dr. Robin Bowen, President of Arkansas Tech University, At-large Appointee

Rep. Prissy Hickerson, At-large Appointee



Tori Gordon, Policy Advisor



The Governor’s Restore Hope Summit: A Call to Action for Faith Leaders on Foster Care and Prison Re-Entry


The Governor’s Restore Hope Summit aims at engaging faith leaders across Arkansas in caring for kids in the state foster care system and individuals who are re-entering society from prison. The governor’s call to engage faith leaders cuts across differences in religion, politics, and geography, and recognizes that faith communities offer personal relationships, accountability, and a hope of a greater future.

The Governor’s Restore Hope Summit will include remarks from Governor Hutchinson, leadership from the Arkansas Department of Human Services and the Department of Community Correction, leaders in re-entry and foster care ministry and not-for-profit organizations, as well as keynote speakers that will inspire attendees to aim high and sow seed for greater hope for our fellow Arkansans. This means more homes and mentors for foster children, and more housing and jobs for those leaving incarceration. 

Finally, the Governor’s Restore Hope Summit will offer faith leaders, clergy and lay leaders alike, the tools and the ability to expand, refine, or even begin ministries from their local houses of worship and congregations.

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Internship Information

The application period for the Arkansas Governor’s Intern Program is open. The deadline to apply for the Fall 2015 program is September 6th, 2015.

This select group of young men and women from across the Natural State dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to the office of Governor. These committed citizens become a part of the Governor’s team. The assignments given to an intern on any given day could include but are not limited to researching a topic, managing incoming inquiries, attending legislative interim committee meetings, and writing memos.

While the interns’ responsibilities and tasks vary by department, all interns are united through weekly events including a bi-weekly speaker series and small group meetings exploring different policy aspects of the Executive Office of the Governor. Most importantly, the internship experience includes an emphasis on serving others with a service project organized and fulfilled by interns and selected staff members.

All application materials, including recommendations, must be submitted on or before the application deadline. Please read all of the following instructions and see Internship FAQs before starting your application.

Am I eligible to apply for a Governor’s Internship?
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution)
  • Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the first day of the internship
  • A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, in the two years preceding the first day of the internship

What should I submit with my application?

  • Current resume
  • A minimum of two references or recommendations

How do I submit my application correctly?

  • All applications must be submitted online
  • All application materials, including recommendations, must be submitted on or before the application deadline.

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Internship and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When is the application deadline?
The application deadline is Sunday, September 6th, 2015 5:00 p.m.

What are the dates of the internship? Monday, September 21st, 2015 thru Friday, October 30, 2015

May I mail my application?
No. Only applications submitted via our website will be reviewed.

Do you have to be a U.S. citizen to apply?
Yes. To be eligible for the Governor’s Fall Intern Program you must be a United States citizen.

Is the Governor’s Fall Intern Program a Paid Position?
No. The Governor’s Fall Intern Program is unpaid. Applicants are encouraged to contact educational institutions and other non-profit organizations to apply for assistance as needed.

Do you have to be in college to apply?
No. Current undergraduate students are NOT the only eligible applicants.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution)
  • Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the first day of the internship
  • A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, in the two years preceding the first day of the internship

When will I know if I have been selected for the Governor’s Fall Intern Program?
Individuals selected will be notified by Friday, September 11th.

Is my political preference a deciding factor in applying for the Governor’s Summer Intern Program?
No. It is essential, however, that applicants are dedicated to the ideals and mission of the Governor’s Internship Program.

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Information for Students and Families Invited to Attend Scholastic Honors Day 2015.

  • Arrive 15 minutes earlier than your designated arrival time.
  • Business attire is strongly encouraged.
  • Immediate family is invited.
  • Your picture will be taken with the Governor and the First Lady.
  • You will receive a certificate of recognition.
  • Student Ambassadors from higher-education institutions across Arkansas will be present to discuss their respective universities and answer any questions you may have.
  • A voter-registration booth will be provided by the Secretary of State’s Office.
  • Honors Day activities include touring the Mansion and its landscaped gardens.
  • There is no formal program.
  • Refreshments and light snacks will be served.
  • The address to the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion is 1800 Center Street, Little Rock.
    (Do not go to the State Capitol.)

For Student Ambassadors from Institutions of Higher-Education

Thanks for agreeing to participate in Scholastic Honors Day 2015. Having student ambassadors from Arkansas colleges and universities at this event adds a personal touch to the occasion and gives these college-bound seniors a chance to ask questions and make new friends. Below, you will find some helpful tips for Honors Day.

  • Please wear khaki slacks and any color shirt with your institution’s logo on it, so that you will be easy to identify.
  • Parking is available on Louisiana Street. (see map below)
  • You may be spending part of the day outdoors, so please feel free to bring sunscreen or an umbrella.

FAQ - for Student Ambassadors:

Can I bring my family members or friends?
No, as a volunteer for this event, you should anticipate a very demanding day of activities.

Will I have my picture made with Governor Hutchinson?
Yes, if you arrive on time. There is no guarantee there will be an opportunity to take a make-up photo.

Will lunch be provided?
No, but there will be light snacks and refreshments.

How do I enter the Governor’s Mansion?
Enter at the Louisiana Street gate. There will be a designated staff person from the Governor’s Office to direct you to the Grand Hall.

Questions: Call Beth Thompson (501) 683-6425 or email

Things to Do in Little Rock

Little Rock’s attractions are as diverse as the city’s landscape, and offer a wide variety of fun. We cover it all – history, arts and culture, sustainability, nature, sports, urban outdoor adventure, family fun, and everything in between.

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Governor Asa Hutchinson's Middle Class Income Tax Cut

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In his first major act in office, Governor Asa Hutchinson signed his Middle Class Income Tax Cut into law, fulfilling his top campaign commitment. This tax cut will return as much as $540 annually to nearly 500,000 taxpayers, and is the largest income tax rate reduction in the history of Arkansas.

Net Taxable Income Tax Savings
$35,000 $140
$50,000 $290
$75,000 $540

The tax cut lowers the top 7% rate to 6% and the 6% rate to 5%. In a two-worker household this reduction is available for both earners, meaning a middle class Arkansas family with two wage earners could see savings of up to $1080 per year.

Adam and Melissa Koehler of Cabot, both educators, accompanied Governor Hutchinson as he signed the tax cut into law. They would save more than $500 annually under the new law.

The Governor’s tax cut received broad bi-partisan support in both chambers, which demonstrates a strong desire in Arkansas to provide relief to taxpayers, and make our tax code more competitive, starting with the middle class.

Tax Bracket 2015 Tax Rate 2016 Tax Rate
$21,000 - $35,099 6.0% 5.0%
$35,100 - $75,000 7.0% 6.0%

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Launched in 2013,® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

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CoderDojo is a global volunteer-led community of free programming clubs for young people. These young people, between 7 and 17, learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology. In addition to learning to code

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Citizen Schools

Citizen Schools is dedicated to helping all children discover and achieve their dreams.

We mobilize a team to enable public middle schools in low-income communities to provide alonger learning day rich with opportunities. Our deep partnerships with schools put young adultson track to succeed by connecting the resources of communities, companies, governments, andphilanthropies.

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Play My Code

A great many people have at least one great game in them. And what those people want- often more than anything- is to get that game out and in front of the world. Problem is, today's game creation tools are somewhere between prohibitively complex and just plain flawed, and if they're not hopelessly broken then they're so "simple" (read: restrictive) that prospective game designers are effectively just filling in the gaps of someone else's unfinished game.

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YOUniversal Scholarship Application

We understand that the scholarship application process can be confusing at times. In order to try to minimize this, the Arkansas Department of Education has compiled a complete guide to using the YOUniversal system to manage your state scholarships. This document contains detailed instructions and tips for using the YOUniversal system.

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Arkansas Special Nutrition Program

The Special Nutrition Programs (SNP) provide reimbursement for well-balanced, nutritious meals served to individuals enrolled in the Child Care Food Program (CACFP), National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Special Milk Program (SMP), and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).  For additional information about a specific program, please use the links to the left.  In Arkansas these programs are administered by the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education, Special Nutrition Programs.

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No Kid Hungry

More than one in four (27.8 percent) of children in Arkansas face a constant struggle against hunger.

Hungry children have trouble concentrating, get more headaches and infections, are more likely to be hospitalized and are less likely to perform well on athletic fields and in classrooms. It's simply much harder for children at risk of hunger to thrive.

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On May 28, 2009 an Executive Order to encourage the reduction of energy consumption by state agencies and the environmental impact of state agency operations.  The Executive Order requires all executive branch agencies under the jurisdiction of the Governor to develop and submit individual Strategic Energy Plans (SEPs) with the following goals:

  • Reducing each agency’s annual agency maintenance and operating budget devoted to energy consumption, and
  • Promoting agency operations and practices that will reduce, to the extent practicable, the environmental impact of the agency’s overall operation

Green.Arkansas.Gov was created to serve as a central information repository for state agencies as well as the general public, providing information on 'Go Green' initiatives and energy saving ideas at the state and national level.

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Arkansas Works

Deciding what you want to do with your life can be an overwhelming decision.  And no matter how prepared you are, life can sometimes throw you a curveball.  Going to college, enrolling in career and technical training programs, finding your dream job, or starting your own business are all possibilities.  This Web site has tools and information to help you make informed decisions.

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Arkansas's First Lady

First Lady Susan Hutchinson brings to the Governor’s Mansion a lifetime of experience advocating for and working with children.

The former schoolteacher has spent the past several years on the board of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County — one of 14 non-profit Children’s Advocacy Centers around the state that work with abused children. Among other initiatives, Mrs. Hutchinson hopes to see the establishment of more Children’s Advocacy Centers in Arkansas, perhaps one per county.

As Arkansas’s first lady, Mrs. Hutchinson also hopes to inspire educators to incorporate music into the daily lives of students. Ideally, she believes every child should have the chance to learn to play a musical instrument — at least for one full school year. The first lady herself plays the piano, and all four of her children learned to play instruments.

Mrs. Hutchinson sees the arts as “brain builders” for children and hopes to advocate for more exposure to the arts in general for students in Arkansas.

Among the organizations the first lady is committed to working with are the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra — she’s served as a member of the ASO guild for several years — the Museum of Discovery and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. In the past, Susan Hutchinson has served on regional boards of the American Heart Association and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Susan grew up “as blue-collar as you can get” as the second of seven children. She was the valedictorian of Fulton High School with designs on being a doctor once she attended college at Bob Jones University in South Carolina. Instead, after graduation she taught biology and algebra in Memphis, where she maintained a relationship with an ambitious Arkansas man she met in college named Asa Hutchinson.

The governor and first lady have now been married for 42 years. They have four children, five grandchildren and a 5-year-old rescue cat named Snowflake.



On August 13, 2015, the first lady was named co-chairman of the L.C. and Daisy Bates Museum Foundation's brick fundraiser to preserve Little Rock's rich history in the civil rights movement. Proceeds will go toward renovations at the former home of civil-rights activist Daisy Lee Gatson Bates. To participate in the ongoing initiative, click here.


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Proclamation guidelines are issued by the Office of the Governor to provide recognition for special events or significant issues. The goal of a proclamation is to honor and celebrate events or to increase awareness of significant issues of importance to Arkansans.

  1. Proclamation requests and wording may be submitted using the Proclamation Request Form, or may be e-mailed, faxed, or mailed to our office.
  2. All proclamations must be submitted to the Office of Communications with at least a 30-day notice to allow for the approval process and the production of the document itself.
  3. Proclamations may recognize a day, week, or month.
  4. Each proclamation request MUST come from an Arkansas resident. This includes requests from national, international, or out-of-state organizations.
  5. Proclamations are not issued in honor of living individuals or of organizations. Other forms of recognition for individuals are provided. For more information, contact the Office of Communications at 1-501-682-3623.
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  7. Proclamations should reflect inclusiveness, not exclusiveness, and recognize that the strength of our democracy is our diversity. It must not take sides in matters of political, ideological, or religious controversy, or individual convictions.
  8. Proclamations are not automatically renewed. Requests must be made on an annual basis. If the request is for a repeat of a previous proclamation, a copy of that document should be included with the request form.
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  10. Each request should include the exact wording of your proclamation. However, the Governor's Office reserves the right to alter the wording of any requested proclamation.
  11. If your request for a proclamation is denied, you may be offered a letter from the Governor in its place.
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  • Cossatot Technical College Board of Directors
  • Cotton Boll Technical Institute Board of Directors
  • Court of Appeals Apportionment Commission
  • Craighead County Justice of the Peace, District #8
  • Crime Victims Reparations Board
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 1
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 10
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 11 East
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 11 West
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 12
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 13
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 14
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 15
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 16
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 17
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 18 East
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 18 West
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 19 East
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 19 West
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 2
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 20
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 21
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 22
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 23
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 3
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 4
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 5
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 6
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 7
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 8 North
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 8 South
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 9 East
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee Judicial District 9 West
  • Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee--Please see 713-740 for Judicial Districts
  • Criminal Justice Institute Advisory Board
  • Crowley's Ridge Techinical Institute Board of Directors
  • Crowley's Ridge Trail Commission
  • Daisy Gatson Bates Holiday Committee
  • Delta Cultural Center Advisory Board
  • Delta Technical Institute Board of Directors
  • Department of Corrections, Directors
  • Department of Information Systems Advisory Board
  • Department of Information Systems Steering Committee
  • Desegregation Litigation Oversight Subcommittee
  • DHS State Institutional System Board
  • Director,  Arkansas Workforce Services, formaly the  Arkansas Employment Security Department
  • Director,  Department of Health
  • Director,  Department of Human Services
  • Director,  Department of Labor
  • Director,  State Building Services
  • Director, Arkansas Department of Economic Development
  • Director, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
  • Director, Arkansas Forestry Commission
  • Director, Assessment Coordination Department
  • Director, Department of Arkansas Heritage
  • Director, Department of Arkansas State Police
  • Director, Department of Finance and Administration
  • Director, Department of Information Systems
  • Director, Department of Workforce Education
  • Director, Parks and Tourism
  • Distance Learning Coordinating Council
  • Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention Task Force
  • Early Intervention Interagency Coordinating Council
  • East Arkansas Community College Board of Trustees
  • Economic Advisor to the Governor
  • Economic Development of Arkansas Fund Commission
  • Education Commission of the States
  • Electronic Recording Commission
  • Electronic Records Study Commission
  • Elevator Safety Board
  • Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council
  • Employment Security Advisory Council
  • Executive Director, Arkansas State Crime Laboratory Board
  • Final Act Board of Directors
  • Foothills Technical College Board of Directors
  • Forest Echoes Technical Institute Board of Directors
  • Game and Fish Commission Funding Study Committee
  • Garland County Community College
  • Garland Levee District of Miller County
  • Governing Board to the Streamline Sales Tax Administrative Act
  • Governor's Advisory Commission on Hot Springs National Park
  • Governor's Advisory Council on Aging
  • Governor's Commission on Global Warming
  • Governor's Commission on People with Disabilities
  • Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports in Arkansas
  • Governor's Developmental Disabilities Council
  • Governor's Partnership Council for Children and Families
  • Governor's Steering Committee on Abstinence Education
  • Governor's Task Force on Best Practices for After-School and Summer Educational Programs
  • Governor's Trauma Advisory Council
  • Governor's Youth Board
  • Grade "A" Milk Program Advisory Committee
  • Graduate Nurse Educator Loan and Scholarship Board
  • Great Rivers Vocational Technical School Board of Directors
  • Health Information Exchange Council
  • Health Services Commission
  • Health Services Permit Agency, Director
  • Health Services Permit Commission
  • Health Task Force Commission
  • Healthcare Quality and Payment Policy Advisory Committee
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Licensing Board
  • Henderson State University Board of Trustees
  • Home Health Care Service Agency Advisory Council
  • Home Inspector Advisory Board
  • ICF/MR Program Oversight Subcommittee
  • Individual Sewage Disposal Systems Advisory Committee
  • Information Network of Arkansas
  • Information Technology Oversight Committee
  • Insurance Commissioner
  • Interstate Commission on Education Opportunity for Military Children
  • Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
  • Joint Interim Oversight Committee on Education Reform
  • Joint Interim Oversight SubCommittee on Education Reform
  • Joint Legislative Commission on Prescription Drug Costs
  • Judicial Advisory Group
  • Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission
  • Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial
  • Legislative Auditor
  • Legislative Task Force on Autism
  • Legislative Task Force on Intermodal Transportation and Commerce
  • Legislative Task Force on Patient Choice
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board
  • Long Term Care Liability Insurance Governing Board
  • Long-Term Care Facility Advisory Board
  • Mansion Advisory Council
  • Marine Sanitation Advisory Committee
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission
  • Medicaid Inspector General
  • Medical Ionizing Radiation Licensure Committee
  • Mid-South Community College
  • Minority Business Advisory Council
  • Minority Teacher Recruitment Advisory Council
  • Mississippi County Community College
  • Mississippi River Parkway Commission
  • Mold Investigation Advisory Board
  • Mosaic Templars Culture  Advisory Board
  • Motor Vehicle Commission
  • Multi-State Tax Compact Advisory Committee
  • Museum Services Review Panel
  • National Park Community College
  • Natural Heritage Commission
  • North Arkansas College
  • Northwest Arkansas Community College Board of Trustees
  • Northwest Technical Institute Board of Directors
  • Office of Health Information Technology
  • Oil and Gas Commission
  • Old State House Commission
  • Ouachita River Commission
  • Ouachita Technical College Board of Directors
  • Outdoor Recreation Grants Advisory Committee
  • Oversight Committee on Breast Cancer Research
  • Oversight Committee on Prostate Cancer
  • Ozarka Technical College Board of Directors
  • Parks, Recreation, and Travel Commission
  • Perfusionists Advisory Committee
  • Perinatal Health Services Advisory Board
  • Petit Jean Technical College Board of Directors
  • Petroleum Storage Tanks Advisory Committee
  • Pine Bluff Arsenal Citizen's Advisory Committee
  • Plantation Agriculture Museum Advisory Committee
  • Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park Advisory Commission
  • Prescription Drug Advisory Commission
  • Prescriptive Authority Advisory Commission
  • Prevailing Wage Advisory Committee
  • Professional Bail Bond Company and Bondsman Licensing Board
  • Public Education Technology Advisory Board
  • Public Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees
  • Public Health Advisory Board
  • Public Transportation Coordination Council
  • Pulaski Technical College Board of Directors
  • Quapaw Technical Institute Board of Directors
  • Real Estate Commission
  • Red River Commission
  • Red River Compact Commission
  • Red River Levee District #1 of Lafayette County
  • Residential Building Contractors Committee
  • Revenue Department Building Commission
  • Rich Mountain Community College Board
  • Rural Fire Departments Study Committee
  • Scenic Resources Preservation Coordinating Council
  • School Motor Vehicle Insurance Program Advisory Committee
  • Section 529 Plan Review Committee
  • Securities Commissioner
  • Services for the Blind
  • Sex Offender Assessment Commmittee
  • Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environment Compliance Assist Program Advisory Comm.
  • South Arkansas Community College Board of Trustees
  • Southeast Arkansas Technical College
  • Southern Arkansas University Technical Advisory Committee
  • Southern Growth Policies Board
  • Southern Regional Education Board Legislative Advisory Council
  • Southern States Energy Board
  • Southern Technology Council
  • Special Oversight Subcommittee on Federal Stimulus Money
  • St. Francis County Levee District
  • State Aid Street Committee
  • State and Public School Life and Health Insurance Board
  • State Apprenticeship Coordination Steering Committee
  • State Banking Board
  • State Board of Barber Examiners
  • State Board of Career Education
  • State Board of Collection Agencies
  • State Board of Cosmetology
  • State Board of Disease Intervention Specialists
  • State Board of Education
  • State Board of Election Commissioners
  • State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors
  • State Board of Examiners of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • State Board of Finance
  • State Board of Health
  • State Board of Optometry
  • State Board of Pharmacy
  • State Board of Registered Interior Designers
  • State Board of Registration for Professional Geologists
  • State Board of Residential Interior Designers
  • State Board of Sanitarians
  • State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
  • State Board of Workforce Education and Career Opportunities
  • State Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board
  • State Commission of Child Support
  • State Crime Laboratory Board
  • State Emergency Response Commission
  • State Fire Prevention Commission
  • State Geographic Information Systems Board
  • State Highway Commission-Arkansas Highway and Transportation Commission
  • State Job Training Coordinating Council
  • State Kidney Disease Commission
  • State Library Board
  • State Marketing Board for Recyclables
  • State Police Retirement System
  • State Rehabilitation Council
  • State Review Committee for Historic Preservation
  • State Spinal Cord Commission
  • State Teacher Assistance Resource Commission
  • State Technology Council
  • Supervisory Board for the Arkansas Crime Information Center
  • Task Force For the Study of the Homeless
  • Task Force for Twenty-First Century Economy
  • Task Force on Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention
  • Task Force on Methamphetamine
  • Task Force on Non-Baccalaureate Postsecondary Education
  • Task Force on Racial Profiling
  • Task Force on Racial Profiling 2009
  • Task Force on Substance Abuse Treatment Services
  • Task Force on the Effect of Alzheimer's Disease in Arkansas
  • Task Force on Water Source Protection
  • Task Force to Study the Disparity in Sentencing for Persons Convicted of Non-Violent Crimes
  • Task Force to Study the Taxation of Nonalcoholic Beverages
  • Technology Equipment Revolving Loan Fund
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Oversight Board
  • The Parole Board
  • Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Advisory Committee
  • Transitional Employment Assistance Program Advisory Council (T.E.A.)
  • Two-Year College and Technical Institute Study Committee
  • U of A at Monticello Board of Visitors
  • U of A Community College at Batesville
  • U of A Community College at Hope
  • Universal Newborn Hearing Screening, Tracking, and Intervention Program
  • University of Arkansas @ Pine Bluff Board of Visitors
  • University of Arkansas Board of Trustees
  • University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees
  • Veteran's Child Welfare Service
  • Vision 2025 Legislative Commission on the Future of Higher Education
  • War Memorial Stadium Commission
  • Workers' Compensation Commission


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Governor Asa Hutchinson

Asa Hutchinson was sworn in as the 46th Governor of Arkansas on January 13, 2015, and immediately set in motion his plan to bring more jobs and economic growth to his native state.

During his first full day on the job, Governor Hutchinson called the executives of six companies to let them know Arkansas wanted their business. Since then, he’s regularly reached out to top executives and traveled the world to tell Arkansas’s story, marketing the Natural State as a unique place where you can build a business while enjoying a remarkable quality of life.

Eager to create a more business-friendly climate, the Governor kept a major campaign promise by working to pass the biggest income tax rate cut in state history. This “middle class” tax cut puts money back into the pockets of some 600,000 hard-working Arkansans.

Governor Hutchinson also forged legislative consensus on the funding for the state’s health insurance initiative and created a task force to identify innovative Medicaid reforms that best fit Arkansas.

Perhaps the signature educational accomplishment of Governor Hutchinson’s administration so far has been his initiative to require computer-coding classes in every public high school. The plan makes Arkansas a national leader in computer-science education, signaling to businesses everywhere that Arkansas’s students soon will be among the most technology literate anywhere.

The Governor also expanded prison space to alleviate inmate overcrowding, refunded the state’s parole system and increased support for alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders and reentry for inmates trying to start new lives.

Also, several efficiency measures undertaken at the Governor’s direction — such as the consolidation of several state agencies — have resulted in taxpayer savings and better focused state services. It’s indicative of Governor Hutchinson’s approach to having the private sector grow faster than the public sector.

Before being elected governor, Asa Hutchinson served in a variety of posts in the private and public sector. He served as Director of the Drug Enforcement Administration and as the first Undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Voters in Arkansas's Third District also elected him to Congress three times.

A graduate of the University of Arkansas law school, Asa Hutchinson, at age 31, was appointed by President Reagan as the nation's youngest U.S. attorney.

He and his wife Susan have been married 42 years. They have four children and five grandchildren.


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