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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

12.23.2015

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

Mrs. Stacy Crawford, Jonesboro, to the Board of Trustees of Arkansas State University. Term begins January 15, 2016 and expires January 14, 2021.

Mr. Bunny Adcock, Conway, to the Board

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Governor Asa Hutchinson on the Passing of Ozell Sutton

12.22.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the passing of Arkansas native and longtime civil rights activist Ozell Sutton:

“I was saddened to hear of the passing of longtime civil rights activist, veteran and native Arkansan, Ozell Sutton. Mr.

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

12.17.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the following appointments: Representative Charles Armstrong, Little Rock, to the Southern Regional Education Board Legislative Advisory Council.  Appointment expires at the Will of the Governor. Representative Sheilla Lampkin, Monticello, to the Southern Regional Education

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces DHS Organizational Review; Lt. Governor Griffin to Lead Effort

12.17.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson announced today an organizational review of the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS). The effort will be led by Lt. Governor Tim Griffin.

As part of the review, Governor Hutchinson has asked Lt. Governor Griffin to assess

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Governor Asa Hutchinson to Hold Christmas at the Capitol Event Today

12.17.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson will join Legislators, Capitol employees and child advocates today in the Capitol for a special Christmas Gift drive for the 4,607 children in Arkansas’s foster care system. Toys collected over the last several days will be delivered at the

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Gov. Hutchinson Releases Statement on Unanimous Vote by Legislative Task Force on Healthcare Reform

12.16.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Earlier today in a bipartisan, unanimous vote, members of the Legislative Task Force on Healthcare Reform backed Governor Asa Hutchinson’s framework for “Arkansas Works” with a commitment to finding at least $835 million in cost savings over the next

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Receives Report from Highway Working Group

12.16.2015

LITTLE ROCK – As directed under executive order from earlier this year, Governor Asa Hutchinson received the official report from the Governor’s Working Group on Highway Funding Tuesday evening. Governor Hutchinson will review the short-term recommendations and will announce his decision by mid-January. The

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Governor and First Lady to Host Girls of Promise Coding Summit Today

12.09.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson and First Lady Susan Hutchinson, in partnership with the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas and Code.org, will host 100 middle school and high school girls for the Girls of Promise Coding Summit today at the Governor’s Mansion.

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule: December 8th – December 11th

12.07.2015

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of Governor Asa Hutchinson’s publicly scheduled events from Tuesday, December 8th, through Friday, December 11th:

Tuesday, December 8, 2015:

LITTLE ROCK Medicaid Educational Annual Conference Speaking 1:30 pm Embassy Suites

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

12.04.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant nine pardons. An additional 42 clemency requests were denied and four had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The applicants intended for pardons have completed

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