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Governor Asa Hutchinson Issues Statement on King v. Burwell

06.25.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson released the statement below following the Supreme Court’s ruling in King v. Burwell:  “I am surprised at the lengths to which this court will go in an effort to stretch statutory interpretation to uphold the

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Praises Passage of TPA; Applauds Congressional Action

06.24.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the statement below following the final passage of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA):

"I congratulate Congress for getting this trade authority passed so that we as a state can continue forward as a global competitor on

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Sends Letter to Department of Education; Directs a Withdraw from PARCC

06.22.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson sent a letter to Education Commissioner Johnny Key this afternoon directing the Department of Education to withdraw the State of Arkansas from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Consortium. You will find a copy of Governor Hutchinson

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Governor’s Letter to Bureau of Indian Affairs

06.18.2015

STATE OF ARKANSAS ASA HUTCHINSON GOVERNOR

June 11, 2015

 

Scott C. Meneely Acting Regional Director Bureau of Indian Affairs Eastern Regional Office Attention: Divison of Real Estate Services 545 Marriott  Drive, Suite 700 Nashville, TN 37214

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Comments on Board of Education’s Vote on Statewide Assessment

06.11.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Today, the State Board of Education voted against adopting a recommendation by the Governor’s Council on Common Core Review to terminate the state’s contract with Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment and to enter into

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Duncan Baird Named State Budget Administrator

06.11.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced that Duncan Baird will fill the position of State Budget Administrator at the Department of Finance and Administration. 

“I appreciate Duncan’s work as we crafted our first budget and worked with the legislature

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Names Elizabeth Thomas Smith as Medicaid Inspector General

06.11.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced that Elizabeth Thomas Smith, currently the administration’s chief legal counsel, will become the state’s next Medicaid Inspector General.

“Given her background in healthcare law and as a former prosecutor, Elizabeth is

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Governor Asa Hutchinson to Stop in Miller and Little River Counties to Survey Flood Damage

06.08.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson will fly to southwest Arkansas Tuesday morning, June 9, 2015, to survey damage in parts of Little River and Miller counties. Stops will include Ogden and Garland City, with a news conference to follow.

Details are as follows: Tour

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Governor’s Council on Common Core Review Makes Testing Recommendation

06.08.2015

Council Still Gathering Information from Public on Common Core

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has received the first recommendation from the Governor’s Council on Common Core Review regarding testing in Arkansas. The Council has recommended the state terminate its contract

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

06.05.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant two pardons and one restoration of firearms rights only. An additional 39 clemency requests were denied and 11 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The

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