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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement Applauding ACT Aspire Preliminary Scores


Arkansas Achieves Significant Increases

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson on Monday commended Arkansas teachers, students and the Arkansas Department of Education for the significant improvement in state scores on the 2016-2017 ACT Aspire. The largest increases occurred in grades 6 and 8 math and writing. Large gains

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Gov. Hutchinson, Miss America 2017 and KARK Announce Month-Long #BeHealthyBeActive Challenge


Campaign to Kick Off July 5 on KARK Today

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson and Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields—the Governor’s Honorary Chair and Statewide Ambassador for Healthy Active Arkansas—are partnering with KARK TV, Little Rock’s NBC affiliate, throughout

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 13 pardons. An additional 45 clemency requests were denied and 3 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The applicants intended for pardons have completed all jail

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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Response to Overnight Shooting in Little Rock, Injuring 17


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement in response to an overnight shooting at a Little Rock nightclub injuring 17 people:  

"First and foremost, my thoughts are with the victims and their families this morning, and the First Lady and

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Gov. Hutchinson Applauds EPA Administrator Pruitt’s Proposal to Rescind 2015 Clean Water Rule


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today issued a statement applauding a proposal from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt and the Army Corps of Engineers to rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule and return to the previous regulatory status. 

In 2015, under President

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule:  June 26th – July 1st


LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Governor Asa Hutchinson from Monday, June 26, 2017, through Saturday, July 1, 2017: 

Monday, June 26, 2017:

LITTLE ROCK Arkansas Public Safety Communications Conference  1 p.m. Embassy Suites 11301 Financial

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Gov. Hutchinson Announces Cost-Saving Move for Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission


Cut in Unnecessary Spending Nets Taxpayers More Than $70,000

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission (AWCC) announced today that the AWCC will not renew its lease of space for executive offices on the 26th floor of the Regions Building

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Gov. Hutchinson Announces Appointments


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

Lori Griffin, Van Buren, to the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Appointment expires May 1, 2022. Replaces James von Gremp. 

Keven Anderson, Rogers, to the Arkansas

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Arkansas Unemployment Falls to Record 3.4 Percent


LITTLE ROCK – The unemployment rate continued its record-setting decline in May, dropping to 3.4 percent from 3.5 percent in April, Arkansas’ Department of Workforce Services announced Friday. This is the lowest rate in Arkansas’ history.

“Arkansas’ unemployment rate has fallen, once

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State Now Accepting Applications for Regional Crisis Stabilization Units, Gov. Hutchinson Announces


Interested Governmental Entities Encouraged to Apply

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Hutchinson today announced that the application process for Crisis Stabilization Units is now open. Crisis Stabilization Units (CSU) were a major part of Governor Hutchinson’s 2017 legislative agenda after they were recommended by the

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