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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Members of the Youth Justice Reform Board

08.03.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced the members of the Youth Justice Reform Board. The purpose of the Reform Board will be to provide statewide oversight and accountability for the effectiveness of commitment reduction services to the state and to stakeholders in the

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Governor Asa Hutchinson on Pres. Obama’s “Clean Power Plan” Rule

08.03.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson released the following statement in response to President Obama’s “Clean Power Plan” rule, which would work to reduce carbon emissions at all power plants across the country by 2030. Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement: <

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Names John Martin Senior Health Policy Advisor

08.03.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced John Martin as his new Senior Health Policy Advisor. Martin’s start date is September 8, 2015. Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement: 

“I’m excited to have John Martin join our team

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Schools Honored For Implementing Outstanding Physical Fitness and Wellness Programs in Arkansas

07.31.2015

Winning Schools to be Awarded State-of-the-Art Live Positively Fitness Centers

LITTLE ROCK – Today, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils, announced the three winning schools that will each receive a state-of-the-art Live PositivelyTM Fitness Center. This

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Governor Asa Hutchinson on Common Core Review Council’s Findings and Recommendations

07.30.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement regarding the Governor’s Council on Common Core Review’s findings and recommendations: 

“I want to thank the Council and Lieutenant Governor Griffin for their extraordinary and thorough work over

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Gov. Hutchinson Named Vice Chair of the NGA Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee

07.25.2015

LITTLE ROCK, AR. – Gov. Asa Hutchinson was named vice chair of the National Governors Association (NGA) Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee by NGA Chair Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and NGA Vice Chair Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.  The Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee

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Presidential Proclamation - Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Chattanooga, Tennessee

07.21.2015

LITTLE ROCK - By order of proclamation from the President of the United States, all public buildings should lower the United States and Arkansas State flags to half-staff immediately and keep them at half-staff until sundown on July 25, 2015 in honor of victims of the tragedy

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Signs Executive Order To Arm Arkansas National Guard

07.20.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson followed up his order Friday to Adjutant General Major General Mark Berry authorizing him to arm full-time military personnel by issuing an Executive Order to protect the Arkansas National Guard. The Order also directs Major General Berry to relocate Arkansas National Guard members

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Governor Directs Adjutant General Berry to Arm Full-Time Military Personnel, State Flag Half-Staff

07.17.2015

LITTLE ROCK – In the wake of the shootings Thursday at the Navy and Marine reserve center in Chattanooga, Tenn., Governor Asa Hutchinson has authorized Arkansas National Guard Adjutant General Mark Berry to arm full-time military personnel.

In addition, the Governor has issued a proclamation

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Governor Asa Hutchinson to Hold News Conference; Releases DCFS Report

07.16.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson will hold a news conference today to announce the findings of the Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) review. The independent report can be found below.

Details are as follows:

WHAT: News Conference

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