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Asa Arkansas's Governor

Program Integrity Efforts and Strong Economy Help Shrink Medicaid Rolls by 117,000 Over Last Year

01.04.2018

DHS will ask for $477 million less for its Medicaid budget than it originally expected for SFY’19

LITTLE ROCK – Efforts to improve the accuracy of the Arkansas Medicaid rolls and transform its programs have helped create a drastically different program than the state saw a

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Accomplishments of the Hutchinson Administration

01.03.2018

Accomplishments of the Hutchinson Administration

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

12.29.2017

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

Michael Willhite, Hamburg, to the Arkansas Fire Protection Services Board. Appointment expires October 14, 2020. Replaces Shane Dallas.

Gary Lawrence, Huntington, to the Arkansas Fire Protection Services Board. Appointment expires

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Arkansas Military Retirement Income Tax Cut To Go Into Effect in January

12.28.2017

LITTLE ROCK – The Military Retirement Income Tax Cut, which Governor Asa Hutchinson signed into law in February, will go into effect January 1, 2018. The tax cut, which eliminates state income tax on military retirement pay, was one of Governor Hutchinson’s priorities for the 2017 legislative

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Gov. Hutchinson Applauds Veterans Affairs for Increasing Veteran Resources and Services

12.28.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today applauded the significant increase in services that have become available for Arkansas veterans since 2015. 

Since the launch of its five-year strategic plan in 2015, the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) has opened eight additional District Veteran Services

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Governor Hutchinson Issues Statement on Pre-payment of Arkansas Property Taxes

12.27.2017

LITTLE ROCK — In response to inquiries into the possible pre-payment of 2018 property taxes, Governor Asa Hutchinson released the following statement:

“Recently, a number of states have allowed property owners to pre-pay their property taxes for 2018. Here in Arkansas, responsibility for the payment

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Gov. Hutchinson Announces Completion of Statewide Mapping Project,

12.27.2017

Hands Off Last of Updated Aerial Maps to Madison County

HUNTSVILLE – County officials now have the most up-to-date aerial maps of Arkansas, which will, among other things, better prepare counties for future infrastructure and economic development projects, as well as provide for faster response times from

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

12.20.2017

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

Timothy Watson, Newport, as Circuit Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit, Division 2. Appointment begins January 1, 2018. Appointment expires December 31, 2018. Replaces the Honorable Philip Smith.

Dana Stone, Murfreesboro,

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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement on Passage of Historic Tax-Reform Bill

12.20.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today issued the following statement in response to the House and Senate’s passage of the tax-reform bill in Washington: 

“I applaud Congress and the President for successfully taking on substantive tax reform for the

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Gov. Hutchinson Lauds Statewide Economic Growth, Announces Launch of Interactive Job Creation Map

12.19.2017

LITTLE ROCK – An interactive map that illustrates the rapid growth of jobs in Arkansas over the past three years will be an indispensable tool for recruiting industry to Arkansas, Governor Asa Hutchinson said today in announcing its launch.

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC)

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