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Governor Asa Hutchinson Names Elizabeth Thomas Smith as Medicaid Inspector General

06.11.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced that Elizabeth Thomas Smith, currently the administration’s chief legal counsel, will become the state’s next Medicaid Inspector General.

“Given her background in healthcare law and as a former prosecutor, Elizabeth is

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Governor Asa Hutchinson to Stop in Miller and Little River Counties to Survey Flood Damage

06.08.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson will fly to southwest Arkansas Tuesday morning, June 9, 2015, to survey damage in parts of Little River and Miller counties. Stops will include Ogden and Garland City, with a news conference to follow.

Details are as follows: Tour

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Governor’s Council on Common Core Review Makes Testing Recommendation

06.08.2015

Council Still Gathering Information from Public on Common Core

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has received the first recommendation from the Governor’s Council on Common Core Review regarding testing in Arkansas. The Council has recommended the state terminate its contract

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

06.05.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant two pardons and one restoration of firearms rights only. An additional 39 clemency requests were denied and 11 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

06.02.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the following appointments, including appointments to the Arkansas Workforce Development Board (Act 907/SB 791), which replaced the Arkansas Workforce Investment Board:

Arkansas Workforce Development Board:

Chairman Charles Clark, Louann Tom Anderson<

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Declares Four Additional Counties Disaster Areas

06.02.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has issued disaster declarations for four additional counties due to heavy rain and flooding over much of the western and southwestern parts of the state during the month of May. Those additional counties include:

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Declares Five Additional Counties Disaster Areas

05.29.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has issued disaster declarations for five additional counties due to heavy rain and flooding over the past few days. Those counties include:

Lafayette Miller Logan Crawford Faulkner

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Governor Asa Hutchinson on the Passage of Government Efficiencies Initiative

05.28.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson’s government efficiencies initiative (HB 1001 and SB 1) has passed both chambers of the Arkansas General Assembly with unanimous consent and will head to the Governor’s desk for his signature. (See below for “Efficiencies Fact Sheet.”)<

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Gov. Hutchinson on the Passage of the Proposed Lockheed Martin Super Project; Details Bill Signing

05.28.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Passing with broad, bipartisan support from both chambers, the proposed Amendment 82 Lockheed Martin super project in south Arkansas (HB 1003 and SB 6) will head to Governor Asa Hutchinson’s desk for his signature. If Lockheed Martin is awarded the contract to produce the

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Makes Official Call for Special Legislative Session

05.20.2015

Agenda Items Focus on Economic Development and Government Efficiencies

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has made the official call to legislators for a special session of the 90th General Assembly that will convene Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Along with the official call, the Governor

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