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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule: August 24th – 29th

08.24.2015

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of Governor Asa Hutchinson’s publicly scheduled events from Monday, August 24, through Saturday, August 29:

Monday, August 24, 2015:

FAYETTEVILLE 2015 Arkansas Economic Developers Annual Conference Speaking 11:30 am Chancellor Hotel 70 North East Avenue,

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Sends Letter to Legislature Updating Redetermination Process

08.18.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today sent the attached letter to legislators updating members on the redetermination process at the Department of Human Services.  Governor’s Letter to Legislators Example of Redetermination Process

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Directs DHS to End Contract with Planned Parenthood

08.14.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Today, Governor Asa Hutchinson directed the Department of Human Services to terminate its existing agreements with Planned Parenthood of Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma. Termination will be effective thirty days from the date of the letter attached (see below). Governor Hutchinson released the

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Sends Common Core Letter to State Board of Education

08.12.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today sent a letter to the State Board Education commenting on the recommendations from the Governor’s Council on Common Core Review. 

Governor's Letter to State Board of Education

 

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

08.12.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the following appointments: Tyler West, Little Rock, to the Arkansas Suicide Prevention Council.  Appointment expires June 4, 2019. Audrey House, Altus, to the Arkansas Alternative Energy Commission. Appointment expires at the Will of the Governor. Reappointment.

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson Details Special Coding Event Saturday; Announces Latest Computer Science Numbers

08.11.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the latest numbers regarding the state’s computer science initiative as the new school year approaches. To date, more than 1,300 students have signed up for the Essentials of Computer Programming course through Virtual Arkansas – a number Virtual

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Appoints Sheriff Andy Shock to the State Parole Board

08.10.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the appointment of Faulkner County Sheriff Andy Shock to the Arkansas State Parole Board. Shock will replace Richard Mays, who resigned July 17, 2015. His term will expire January 14, 2018. Andy will resign his position as Sheriff upon his swearing in. His

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Appoints Fowler to Replace the Late Judge Fergus

08.04.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the appointment of Thomas Fowler of Jonesboro as the Division 2 Judge of the Second Judicial Circuit in Arkansas, for a term expiring in 2020. Fowler replaces the late Honorable William Lee Fergus, who passed away on July 20, 2015, at the age

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

08.04.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant seven pardons. An additional 42 clemency requests were denied and nine 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 Announces Savings of $2.5M Over Six Months from Hiring Freeze

08.04.2015

LITTLE ROCK – As a result of the hiring freeze implemented at the direction of Governor Asa Hutchinson, the state has saved $2.5 million in salaries in the last half of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 from January 13, 2015 to June 30, 2015. To date, there are 297 fewer state employees as a

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