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Governor Asa Hutchinson Responds to President Obama’s Executive Order on Gun Control

01.05.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s executive order on gun control: “On the issue of violent attacks from armed gunmen, my background has allowed me the opportunity to examine closely this issue from

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

01.04.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant five pardons. An additional 48 clemency requests were denied and six 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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Gov. Hutchinson Releases Letter to Secretary Burwell on Upcoming Waiver Reforms for Arkansas Works

01.04.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Hutchinson today released a letter from his Office to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell regarding the submission of a waiver extension in order to reform Arkansas’s 1115 waiver.   The letter and waiver extension application can be

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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement on Passing of Former Arkansas Governor and U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers

01.02.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the passing of former Governor and United State Senator Dale Bumpers:

“The entire state mourns the loss of an Arkansas legend. In my first statewide race, Dale took me to school on

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Issues Statement on Planned Parenthood Ruling

12.31.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement regarding Thursday’s ruling on Planned Parenthood:

“This was a ruling on a preliminary motion, and we are hopeful that when the case is considered in full that the Judge will support

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

12.31.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the following appointments: Lisa Washburn, Hot Springs, to the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Advisory Committee.  Appointment expires October 1, 2019.  Replaces Anne Sorter. Daina Potter, Malvern, to the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Advisory Committee. 

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Declares Six Additional Counties Disaster Areas

12.31.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has issued disaster declarations for six additional counties following severe storms over the weekend that caused heavy flooding and damage throughout the state. Those counties include:

Boone Izard Lawrence Monroe

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Gov. Hutchinson Provides Updates on Disaster Declarations & State’s Efforts in Aftermath of Storms

12.31.2015

LITTLE ROCK – To date, Governor Asa Hutchinson has issued disaster declarations for 32 of Arkansas’s 75 counties (DR 15-42; DR 15-43; and DR 15-45) following severe storms over the weekend that caused heavy flooding and extensive damage throughout the state. As damage assessments continue, additional

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Declares 11 Additional Counties Disaster Areas

12.30.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has issued disaster declarations for 11 additional counties following severe storms over the weekend that caused heavy flooding and damage throughout the state. Those counties include:

Bradley Clay Desha Faulkner Read More

Governor Asa Hutchinson Releases “Year End Review” Video

12.30.2015

“What we do here in Arkansas matters to people all over the globe, and 2015 underscored that message.”

LITTLE ROCK – The Office of Governor Asa Hutchinson today released a “Year End Review” video highlighting the accomplishments of 2015 while looking ahead

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