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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the following appointments:

Thomas McArthur, Hot Springs, to the State Board of Barber Examiners. Appointment expires June 30, 2023. Reappointment.

Lori Griffin, Van Buren, to the Southern Regional Education Board. Appointment expires

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule:  July 24th – July 29th


LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Governor Asa Hutchinson from Monday, July 24, 2017, through Saturday, July 29, 2017: 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017:

LITTLE ROCK VC FinTech Demo Day  2:30 p.m. Clinton Presidential Center 1200 President Clinton

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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement Applauding USDA Agreement Permitting U.S. Rice Exports to China


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today issued the statement below applauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s announced agreement permitting U.S. rice exports to China for the first time.

“The news today announcing that the U.S. is now

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Arkansas Water Quality Shows Dramatic Improvement


EPA Announces 335 Waters Now Meeting Standards

LITTLE ROCK – According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Arkansas’s water has dramatically improved. In a Thursday morning meeting in Little Rock, Governor Asa Hutchinson met with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt during his visit to Arkansas

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Gov. Hutchinson Announces Completion of Arkansas Public School Computer Network High-Speed Broadband


Arkansas 1 of only 6 States with 100% Connectivity

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the completion of the Arkansas Public School Computer Network (APSCN), the high-speed broadband upgrade for 100 percent of the state’s K-12 school systems. The completion of this two-year project catapults Arkansas to

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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement on Latest Healthcare News Out of Washington


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today issued the following statement regarding the latest news on the health-care debate in Washington.

“My goal in recent weeks has been to help shape the national health-care debate on a repeal of Obamacare that is accompanied by

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Gov. Hutchinson Approves Arkansas Participation in National Emergency Communication System


Arkansas Joins Virginia and Wyoming as one of the first states to officially “opt in” to the FirstNet and AT&T plan

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced that Arkansas will opt in to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and AT

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Gov. Hutchinson Announces Benton Police Chief Kirk Lane as New Arkansas Drug Director


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced Kirk Lane, Chief of Police for the Benton Police Department, as the new Arkansas Drug Director. Chief Lane will replace former Arkansas Drug Director Denny Altes, who resigned in May of this year. 


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Gov. Hutchinson Applauds Recent Strides in Tackling DD Wait-List, Substance-Abuse Treatment


LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas is making significant progress in reducing the number of those waiting for in-home medical care and in providing treatment for mental-health issues and substance abuse, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced at Tuesday’s meeting of the Little Rock Rotary Club.


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Gov. Hutchinson Announces Stan Jones As New Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioner


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today appointed Stan Jones of Walnut Ridge to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. 

Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement: 

“As a fifth generation farmer and an avid outdoorsman, Stan appreciates

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