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Asa Arkansas's Governor

Gov. Hutchinson Appoints Chris Palmer as Employer Representative to Workers’ Compensation Commission

12.09.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Hutchinson today appointed Chris Palmer of Little Rock as Employer Representative to the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission (AWCC). AWCC Commissioners are appointed to serve for a 6-year term. Palmer replaces outgoing Commissioner, Karen McKinney.  

Governor Hutchinson released

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Gov. Hutchinson Introduces New ArFuture Grant

12.08.2016

Pays Full Cost of Tuition for Community and Technical College

LITTLE ROCK – Gov. Asa Hutchinson today announced the creation of the “Arkansas Future Grant” (ArFuture) for traditional, home school and non-traditional students in Arkansas. This state funded grant would be available on

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Gov. Hutchinson to Roll out Education Initiatives for 2017 Session Thursday

12.07.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson will hold a news conference tomorrow outlining his education initiatives for the 2017 legislative session.  

Details are as follows:

WHAT: Press Conference to Announce Education Initiatives for 2017 Session 

WHEN:

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Gov. Hutchinson Honors Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on the 75th Anniversary of the Attack

12.07.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today honors Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He delivered a speech at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in remembrance of those who served in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and the veterans

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Gov. Hutchinson Joins House and Senate Leadership to Announce Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission

12.07.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today, joined with Senator Jonathan Dismang, President Pro Tempore, and Representative Jeremy Gillam, Speaker of the House, announced five appointments to the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission. They are as follows:

Dr. Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D., Little Rock,

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Governor Asa Hutchinson to Hold Media Availability Tomorrow

12.06.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson will hold a media availability tomorrow in the Governor’s Conference Room at 1:00 p.m. The governor will be joined by President Pro Tempore Dismang and House Speaker Gillam to announce appointments to the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission.

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Gov. Hutchinson & ADE Announce Results of the First Annual Governor’s All-Region Coding Competition

12.06.2016

16 Teams Will Be Invited to Participate in the All-State Competition Taking Place Next Spring

LITTLE ROCK - Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Education today announced the two winning teams from each of the eight Governor’s All-Region Coding Competition Events that took place

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Gov. Hutchinson Establishes the Office of Transformation

12.05.2016

Selects Amy Fecher as Chief Transformation Officer

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the establishment of the Office of Transformation to drive the implementation of state efficiencies and streamline state operations. The Office of Transformation will drive efficiency initiatives from Governor

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule: December 3rd – December 10th

12.02.2016

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Governor Asa Hutchinson from Saturday, December 3, 2016, through Saturday, December 10, 2016: 

Saturday, December 3, 2016:

LITTLE ROCK 2016 Capitol Lighting Ceremony - Speaking 5:30 PM Arkansas State Capitol – Rotunda 500 Woodlane

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

12.02.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant four pardons and one commutation. An additional 47 clemency requests were denied and five had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The applicants intended for pardons have

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