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Asa Arkansas's Governor

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

06.27.2017

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

06.23.2017

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

06.23.2017

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

06.21.2017

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

06.16.2017

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

06.16.2017

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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President Grants Gov. Hutchinson’s Request for Federal Disaster Declaration

06.15.2017

LITTLE ROCK – President Trump today granted Governor Asa Hutchinson’s request for a major disaster declaration for the state of Arkansas as a result of damages due to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding during the period of April 26 to May 19, 2017. The declaration will allow residents

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Gov. Hutchinson Orders Arkansas Flag to Fly at Half-Staff in Memory of Fallen Newport Police Officer

06.13.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has ordered the flag of the state of Arkansas to be lowered to half-staff in tribute to the memory of Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford, a Newport police officer, who was killed in the line of duty on Monday, June 12, 2017. The flag will

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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement on Newport Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

06.13.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the death of Newport Police Officer, Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford, who was killed in the line of duty on Monday: "I was saddened to hear that Lt. Patrick Weatherford was shot and killed in

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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement on Newport Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

06.13.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the death of Newport Police Officer, Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford, who was killed in the line of duty on Monday: "I was saddened to hear that Lt. Patrick Weatherford was shot and killed in

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