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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Six Appointments to Boards & Commissions

02.03.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the following appointments: Denny East, Marion, to the Arkansas Racing Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2020. Replaces Thomas Akin. 

Joe Whisenhunt, Conway, to the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees<

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Nine Appointments

01.30.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the following appointments: David Nelson, Magnolia, to the Southern Arkansas University Board of Trustees. Appointment expires January 14, 2020. Replaces James Freeman. Jay Brain, Rogers, to the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics Commission. Appointment expires November 9, 2019. Replaces Marion Burton.

Chris Weiser, Magnolia,

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Budget Highlights & Promises Kept

01.27.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson’s balanced budget for 2015-2017 biennium returns $100 million to middle-class Arkansans while providing funding for new priorities, existing programs, and essential state services.

In addition, the balanced budget keeps campaign promises made by the governor on education, public

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Five Appointments to Boards & Commissions

01.26.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the following appointments to State boards and commissions: William “Dubs” Byers, Gould, to the Board of Corrections. Appointment expires December 31, 2021. Replaces Janis Walmsley.

Fritz Kronberger, Russellville, to the Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees. Appointment expires January 14, 2020.

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Transcript of Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Healthcare Speech

01.22.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Below is the transcript of Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Healthcare Speech. The letter from HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell is attached.

Governor Hutchinson speech on healthcare and Medicaid reform in Arkansas | January 22, 2015 | 10 a.m. | Jackson T. Stephens Neurosciences Institute, UAMS | Fred

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Five Appointments to Boards & Commissions

01.19.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced the following appointments to State boards and commissions: John Belken, Little Rock, to the Parole Board. Appointment expires January 14, 2022. Replaces Dennis Young.

Dale Douthit, Russellville, to the Workers Compensation Commission. Appointment expires December 5, 2020. Replaces Arthur Bell. Mike Roberts, Little

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Issues a Proclamation to Celebrate the Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

01.19.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has issued a proclamation declaring this day, January 19, 2015, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement: 

“Great leaders inspire others to act – to make a choice. Such was the case with

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Fulfills Promise, Signs Two Executive Orders on Day One

01.14.2015

LITTLE ROCK – As promised, Governor Asa Hutchinson has signed two executive orders in his first official day in office. The first executive order requires Governor Review of State Agency Rules and Regulations Prior to Submission to a Legislative Committee of the General Assembly. The second

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Gov-Elect Hutchinson Announces Labor and Career Education Directors

01.12.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor-Elect Asa Hutchinson has announced Leon Jones, Jr. as the new Director of the Arkansas Department of Labor and Dr. Charisse Childers as the new Director of the Arkansas Department of Career Education.

Governor-Elect Hutchinson issued the following statement

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Gov-Elect Hutchinson Announces DFA, ALETA, AFC and Livestock & Poultry Directors

01.09.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor-Elect Asa Hutchinson has announced Larry Walther as the new Director of the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA), Jami Cook as the new Director of the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and State Senator Bruce Holland as the new Director

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