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Governor Asa Hutchinson Declares Disaster Area; Assesses Damage in SW Arkansas

05.11.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today issued a proclamation declaring Franklin, Garland, Howard, Izard, Johnson, Montgomery, Newton, Pike, Pope and Searcy counties a disaster area. Severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that began May 8 killed two Arkansans and damaged private property and public facilities in these counties.

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Governor Asa Hutchinson To Call Special Legislative Session

05.11.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson intends to call a special session of the Arkansas General Assembly for a limited purpose to consider an Amendment 82 bond issue for a “super project” industrial opportunity in south Arkansas. If approved, this project would create, over time, almost 600

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

05.08.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant two pardons and one restoration of firearms rights only. An additional 148 clemency requests were denied and 28 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Members of the Working Group on Highway Funding

05.06.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the members of the Working Group on Highway Funding as directed by executive order. Members are as follows:

Duncan Baird, Budget Director for Governor Hutchinson, Chairman

Scott Bennett, Director of the

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Computer Science Tour of Arkansas High Schools

05.05.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson will travel to several Arkansas high schools throughout the month of May to encourage students to sign up for newly offered computer science courses for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. All schools listed will perform, or have been encouraged

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Names Members to Arkansas Workforce Retention Task Force

05.04.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson names members to the Arkansas Workforce Task Force to study and evaluate the ways state agencies could increase employee retention, as directed by Act 1068 of 2015 of the regular session.

Members are as follows:

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Names Members to Legislative Criminal Justice Oversight Task Force

04.27.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson names members to the Legislative Criminal Justice Oversight Task Force as directed by the Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2015, or Act 895, of the regular session. The task force will meet for the first time on Thursday, April 30th at 10:00

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Supports Buffalo River Watershed Moratorium

04.22.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Today Governor Asa Hutchinson announced that he supports reinstating a 180-day moratorium on issuing permits for medium and large scale animal-feeding operations in the Buffalo River watershed. Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement:

“I think the public

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Launches New Website; Highlights Entire State

04.22.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has launched a new website for governor.arkansas.gov. This new site design is intended to reach beyond the Little Rock bubble and into the homes and offices of all Arkansans. It features all areas of our great state

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

04.14.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the following appointments: Sheriff Boyd Hicks, Magazine, to the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. Appointment expires January 14, 2022. Replaces Randall Morris.

Lieutenant Stacie Rhoads, Bigelow, to the Arkansas Commission on

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