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Asa Arkansas's Governor

President Declares Arkansas Counties Disaster Areas

02.05.2016

LITTLE ROCK – President Obama has approved Governor Hutchinson’s request for a major disaster for the State of Arkansas as a result of severe weather and flooding from late December 2015 through January 2016. The declaration will allow residents and governmental bodies in the affected areas, who

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

02.03.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant six pardons. An additional 47 clemency requests were denied and three 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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Governor Asa Hutchinson Names Cindy Gillespie New Director of DHS

02.03.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced Cindy Gillespie, former health care advisor to former Governor and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney, as the new director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS). Her start date will be March 1, 2016.

Governor Hutchinson issued

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule: February 4th – February 8th

02.02.2016

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Governor Asa Hutchinson from Thursday, February 4, 2016, through Monday, February 8, 2016:

Thursday, February 4, 2016:

LITTLE ROCK Arkansas Economic Developers & Arkansas Chamber of Commerce Joint Winter Conference 12:00 p

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

01.29.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the following appointments: Marcus Lamberth, Batesville, to the Arkansas Racing Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2021. Reappointment. Jerry Riley, Pine Bluff, to the Parole Board. Appointment expires January 14, 2023. Replaces Richard Brown. Sylvester Smith, North Little

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule for January 28th – 30th

01.27.2016

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of Governor Asa Hutchinson’s publicly scheduled events for Thursday, January 28 through Saturday, January 30.

Thursday, January 28, 2016:

FORREST CITY Forrest City Veterans Office Ribbon Cutting 2:00 PM Arkansas Workforce Services Center 300 Eldridge

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Governor Asa Hutchinson to Attend Veterans Affairs Office Ribbon Cutting Thursday

01.27.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson will attend a ribbon cutting at the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs’ Forrest City office on Thursday. This regional office is the fifth ADVA office to open over the past three months to better serve nearly 250,000 veterans living in

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces $6M Public-Private Partnership for Teach for America

01.27.2016

Investment to Benefit 9,000 Students in Low-Income Communities and Establish New Partnership with Little Rock School District

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson announced today that his office will fund an investment of $3 million in Teach For America–Arkansas that will have a lasting impact

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Governor Asa Hutchinson to Hold News Conference with Teach for America Wednesday

01.26.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson will hold a news conference on Wednesday in partnership with Teach for America to make a special announcement regarding education in southern and eastern parts of Arkansas and in Little Rock.

Details are as follows:

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Gov. Hutchinson Names Jim von Gremp to Higher Education Coordinating Board

01.26.2016

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Asa Hutchinson today named Jim von Gremp of Rogers to the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board (AHECB) effective March 1, 2016. 

Von Gremp will replace Horace Hardwick, of Bentonville, who resigned in December 2015.

Von Gremp has served as a member

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