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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement on Drew County Deputy Killed in the Line of Duty

08.24.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the death of Drew County Deputy Sheriff Timothy Braden, who was killed in the line of duty earlier today during a motor vehicle pursuit outside Monticello:

“It is always a difficult day when

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Arkansas Has Second-Fastest Growth Rate in Nonfarm Employment, Bureau of Labor Statistic Reports

08.24.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas had the second-highest percentage increase in nonfarm employment in July, which indicates that “Arkansas is clearly on the right track,” Governor Hutchinson said Thursday in response to a report by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Bureau

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

08.21.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the following appointments:

Matt Keil, Texarkana, to the Pawnbroker Licensure Commission. Appointment expires August 1, 2020.

Douglas Braswell, Little Rock, to the Pawnbroker Licensure Commission. Appointment expires August 1, 2024.

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule:  August 21st – August 26th

08.18.2017

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Governor Asa Hutchinson from Monday, August 21, 2017, through Saturday, August 26, 2017: 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

HARRISON Harrison High School Coding Tour 9:30 a.m. 925 Goblin Dr. Harrison, AR

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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Response to 8th Circuit Planned Parenthood Ruling

08.16.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today issued the following statement in response to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling vacating the injunction that had prevented the state from terminating Planned Parenthood’s status as a Medicaid provider: 

“In 2015, the

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National publication on ARTechJobs.com:

08.16.2017

'Broader push from a state that is ‘pioneering technology workforce development initiatives’

LITTLE ROCK – StateScoop, a national news publication for government technology leadership and innovation, published an article featuring yesterday’s launch of ArTechJobs.com, Arkansas’

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Gov. Hutchinson Announces Fall 2017 Computer Science Tour of Arkansas Schools

08.15.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his fifth computer coding tour of Arkansas high schools since taking office in 2015. The tour will kick off August 22 and run through the end of the month. The focus of the tour is to promote computer science and

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Governor Hutchinson Announces Launch Of Web Site for High-tech Jobs in State

08.15.2017

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the launch of ArTechJobs.com, a one-stop website that will connect people looking for high-tech jobs with employers in Arkansas.

The website ArTechJobs.com is the latest addition to the governor’s Computer Coding initiative,

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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement on the Passing of Frank Broyles

08.14.2017

“He was an Arkansas treasure who devoted his life to others…”   LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the passing of Coach Frank Broyles, an Arkansas treasure and college football legend:

“This is a day we

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Gov. Hutchinson Announces Bid for Private Youth Treatment Centers and Independent Review

08.14.2017

of Division Operations; Accepts Recommendations of DHS Review

LITTLE ROCK – On January 1, 2017, Governor Asa Hutchinson directed the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Youth Services (DYS) to take over the day-to-day operations of seven of the state’s eight residential treatment centers

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