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Governor Hutchinson delivers remarks at Memorial Service for the Honorable John Walker


Today, we are gathered in this Capitol Rotunda to remember the life and legacy of Representative John W. Walker Sr. Scripture instructs us that in this world we see in a mirror dimly (I Corinthians 13:12).  In other words, we don't have the right perspective of our own self... Read Full Transcript »

2019 Inaugural Address


Asa Hutchinson, 46th Governor of Arkansas Inaugural Speech | Steps of the Arkansas State Capitol Noon, January 15, 2019 Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the General Assembly, Constitutional Officers; and the people of Arkansas. With gratitude and in a spirit of humility, I enter my 2nd term as the 46th Governor of Arkansas.... Read Full Transcript »

2019 State of the State


Governor Asa Hutchinson State of the State Address |10:30 a.m., January 15, 2019 House Chambers | Arkansas State Capitol Lt. Gov. Griffin; Speaker Shepherd; President Hendren; Mr. Chief Justice; and honored Members of the General Assembly. This is truly an occasion to celebrate. You are celebrating. We are celebrating. It is exciting. But... Read Full Transcript »

State of the State


State of the State Governor Asa Hutchinson February 12, 2018 Mr. Lieutenant Governor, President Dismang, Speaker Gillam, members of the General Assembly, Mr. Chief Justice and members of the Court. It is a good tradition for the elected leaders of Arkansas to gather once a year to reflect on the state of... Read Full Transcript »

Commemoration Ceremony Speech for the 60th Anniversary of the Integration of Central High School


Good morning, President Clinton, Mayor Stodola, and those of the Little Rock 9 with us today. Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals, Elizabeth Eckford, Ernest Green, Gloria Ray Karlmark, Carlotta Walls Lanier, Dr. Terrence Roberts, Minnijean Brown Trickey and Thelma Mothershed Wair. I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed our visit... Read Full Transcript »

State of the State Address 91st Session of the General Assembly


Thank you, and I salute you as well. It is good to be back with you. Mr. Lieutenant Governor, President Dismang, Speaker Gillam, Members of the General Assembly, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the Court—I see Cabinet Members here as well that are key parts of my administration.... Read Full Transcript »

Memorial Day 2016


Ladies and gentlemen, Gold star family members, men and women who have served and are here today representing family members who have served our country, and have sacrificed in many different ways. Director Snead, thank you for your service as head of the Arkansas department of veterans affairs and for... Read Full Transcript »

Governor Hutchinson’s Address to the Arkansas General Assembly Ahead of the Special Session


Speaker Gilliam, President Dismang, members of the Arkansas General Assembly… Thank you for coming together in response to my call for this Extraordinary Session of the legislature. As you know, the overriding and primary concern of this session is to deal with the need of highway funding here in... Read Full Transcript »

Governor’s Address to 90th General Assembly ahead of Special Session on Arkansas Works


To Lieutenant Governor Griffin, Speaker Gillam, President Pro Tempore Dismang, honorable members of the Arkansas General Assembly… When it comes to the art of government and politics, there are a few things that are certain. In fact, until yesterday, it was not certain as to the specific items to... Read Full Transcript »

Joint Healthcare Task Force Address


Thank you Chairman Collins, Chairman Hendren, for your leadership. For the record, I’m Governor Asa Hutchinson and I appreciate the opportunity to speak to you today. I feel as if I’m appearing before a joint session of Congress. This is a very impressive gathering. First of... Read Full Transcript »

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