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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 »

Address to the Political Animals Club of Little Rock


It’s exciting to be governor. It’s especially exciting on a day like today. I started the day at Conway High School as part of my computer science tour through the high schools of Arkansas. We’ve already hit six high schools. We’ll be... Read Full Transcript »

Governor Hutchinson speech on healthcare and Medicaid reform in Arkansas


Thank you. Thank you, Dr. Rahn for your introduction and especially for your leadership at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and for this forum and this venue to talk about healthcare and its future in Arkansas. I am delighted that there are a few people interested in this... Read Full Transcript »



Gov. Tucker, Gov. Huckabee, Sen. Pryor, Mr. Chief Justice, distinguished guests, and, most importantly, to my fellow Arkansans, Thank you.  I am humbled by the opportunity and the responsibility that you, the people of Arkansas, have bestowed upon me. Today, I accept that responsibility as the 46th elected Governor... Read Full Transcript »

Inaugural Speech to the Arkansas General Assembly


Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Distinguished Members of the House and the Senate, our constitutional officers, members of the court, and fellow Arkansans: Thank you. I am glad they didn't recount those votes. It is an honor to stand before you today as the 46th elected governor of Arkansas. I... Read Full Transcript »

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