A focus on job creation and economic development Completed, Ongoing
As promised, Governor Hutchinson has made job creation and economic development the focus of his administration. Since assuming office in January of 2015, Arkansas – under Governor Hutchinson’s leadership – has created more than 56,400 new jobs.
Balanced Budget Completed
including tax cuts, increased funding for education and 1 percent spending reductions for most state agencies
Computer Science Initiative Completed, Ongoing
A promise to make Computer Science Education a priority in Arkansas. :: legislation signed into law
Governor’s Council on Common Core Review Completed
A promise to review Common Core in Arkansas. :: enabling legislation signed into law
Hiring freeze on state agencies Completed
Legislative Task Force on Healthcare Reform & Governor’s Advisory Council on Medicaid Reform Completed
A promise to develop a task force on Healthcare Reform. :: Legislative Task Force on Healthcare Reform & Governor's Advisory Council on Medicaid Reform was created. Help develop legislation that was signed into law creating Arkansas Works.
Middle-Class Tax Cut Completed
A $102m tax cut for the middle-class :: legislation signed into law
New and Expanded Businesses Completed, Ongoing
As Governor, I want to help us enter the largest period of sustained, dynamic economic growth our state has ever seen.
Prison Expansion and Public Safety Plan Completed, Ongoing
Including additional money for successful reentry programs, increased funding for drug treatment courts, and additional funding for prison space. :: legislation signed into law
Recruiting calls to top executives of six out-of-state companies on first full day in office Completed
Workforce Training Initiative Completed, Ongoing
To increase opportunities for workforce training to help take Arkansas to the next level :: Legislation signed into law