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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant three pardons, one restoration of firearm rights only, and one commutation of a sentence. An additional 53 clemency requests were denied and four had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule: June 5th – June 10th


LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Governor Asa Hutchinson from Monday, June 5, 2017, through Saturday, June 10, 2017: 

Monday, June 5, 2017:

LITTLE ROCK International Economic Development Council (IEDC)  2017 Economic Future Forum 8:30 a

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ICYMI: Gov. Hutchinson Talks Health Care Reform on PBS NewsHour; Says States Need More Flexibility


LITTLE ROCK – Yesterday Governor Asa Hutchinson joined Lisa Desjardins on PBS NewsHour to discuss health care reform—the ongoing debate in Washington and what the country’s governors would like to see. Click HERE to watch to the full interview. See below

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Gov. Hutchinson, ADHE Launch ArFuture Grant for 2017-2018 School Year


Application Deadline is July 1st


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education have announced the official launch of the Arkansas Future (ArFuture) scholarship program. 

Starting today, prospective college students, including any graduate of an

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule:  May 29th – June 3rd


LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Governor Asa Hutchinson from Monday, May 29, 2017, through Saturday, June 3, 2017: 

Monday, May 29, 2017:

FAYETTEVILLE Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony 9:45 a.m. Fayetteville National Cemetery 700 S Government Ave,

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USDA Designates 23 Arkansas Counties Disasters Following Severe Flooding


Loss Assessment Reports Determine ‘Sufficient Production Losses’

LITTLE ROCK – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared 23 Arkansas counties disasters in the wake of spring flooding, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Friday. This designation is separate from the Presidential Disaster Declaration, which the Governor

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Gov. Hutchinson Names Mary Robin Casteel Interim Director of Alcoholic Beverage Control


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Friday that Mary Robin Casteel, an attorney with the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control, has agreed to serve as interim director of the agency. Casteel is currently a staff attorney with ABC but had planned to resign and enter private practice.

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule: May 22nd - May 27th


LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Governor Asa Hutchinson from Monday, May 22, 2017, through Saturday, May 27, 2017:

Monday, May 22, 2017:

LITTLE ROCK Academic Signing Day 1:30 p.m Governor's Mansion 1800 Center St. Little Rock,

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Unemployment Rate Falls to Record Low for Fourth Straight Month


'On the Right Track,' Gov. Hutchinson Says  Labor Force Participation Climbs; State Adds 11,000 Jobs

LITTLE ROCK – For the fourth month in a row, Arkansas' unemployment rate has dropped, setting a record low of 3.5 percent for the state.

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Gov. Hutchinson Launches ‘MyIdea’ Transformation Project; Requests Public Participation


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson launched the state’s MyIdea project at a news conference on Thursday, a direct line to state agencies that will give Arkansans a chance to contribute ideas for ways to improve services, increase efficiencies and streamline state government. <

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