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Gov. Hutchinson Signs Higher Education Productivity Funding Formula into Law

02.08.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today signed into law the Higher Education Productivity Funding Formula. The new funding formula will increase accountability by taking into account student success and program completion, whereas the previous formula was largely based on student enrollment.

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson to Sign Higher Education Productivity Funding Formula into law Wednesday

02.07.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson will sign HB1209 tomorrow in the Governor’s Conference Room. This new Higher Education Productivity Funding Formula for Arkansas’s colleges and universities will be based upon student progress rather than student enrollment.

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Gov. Hutchinson signs Military Retired Pay Tax Cut into Law

02.07.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today signed into law a bill to eliminate state income tax on military retirement pay. Hutchinson initially laid out this tax cut as a part of his package for the 2017 legislative session. 

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Gov. Hutchinson to Sign Military Retired Pay Tax Cut Into Law Tuesday

02.06.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson will hold a bill signing for HB1162, the Military Retired Pay Tax Cut, tomorrow in the Governor’s Conference Room. This tax cut initiative will serve to recruit new military retirees to the state by eliminating the tax

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule: February 6th – February 11th

02.03.2017

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Governor Asa Hutchinson from Monday, February 6, 2017, through Saturday, February 11, 2017: 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017:

LITTLE ROCK Women's Primary Suffrage Centennial Day Ceremony – Speaking 12:00 PM Arkansas State

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

02.03.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant six pardons, one restoration of firearms rights only and one commutation. An additional 42 clemency requests were denied and three had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.<

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Signs $50 Million Tax Cut Proposal into Law

02.01.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Gov. Asa Hutchinson today signed into law the $50 million tax cut he laid out as a part of his package for the 2017 legislative session.

The tax cut signed into law today represents Governor Hutchinson’s second round of reductions

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Gov. Hutchinson’s Statement on President Trump’s Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

01.31.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson released the following statement upon President Donald Trump’s announcement of Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States:

"I am both excited and encouraged to hear that

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule: January 30th – February 4th

01.27.2017

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Governor Asa Hutchinson from Monday, January 30, 2017, through Saturday, February 4, 2017:  

Monday, January 30, 2017:

EL DORADO AEDC Announcement 10:00 AM El Dorado, AR EL DORADO AEDC

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

01.26.2017

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

Lona McCastlain, Austin, to the Parole Board. Appointment expires January 14, 2024. Replaces James Wallace.

Ray Dillon, Little Rock, to the Arkansas Forestry Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2026. Reappointment.<

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