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Governor Asa Hutchinson on the Passing of Former Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt

04.01.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the passing of former Arkansas Third District Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt:

“John Paul Hammerschmidt was an icon of Arkansas and Washington politics. For years, he was the lone Republican member of

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Governor Hutchinson’s Veto Letter to Senate Concerning SB79

03.31.2015

Dear Mr. President and Members of the Senate:

Pursuant to Article 6, Section 15 of the Arkansas Constitution, I write to inform you that today I have vetoed Senate Bill 79, which I have returned to you with this letter. I have done so because in its current form it

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Vetoes SB79

03.31.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has vetoed Senate Bill 79, a bill with the intent to “protect the names, voices, signatures, photographs, and likenesses of the citizens of the state from exploitation and unauthorized commercial use without the citizen’s consent.” However,

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Mike Preston as the New Executive Director of AEDC

03.26.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced Mike Preston of Florida as his new Executive Director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement on Mike Preston: “Mike Preston is a perfect fit to lead the Arkansas

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WIRED Magazine: Arkansas is Leading the Learn to Code Movement

03.23.2015

“…beating better known tech centers like California and New York to the punch.”

LITTLE ROCK – Last month, Governor Asa Hutchinson signed his campaign promise to provide computer coding classes in every Arkansas high school into law (Act 187). Since that

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Members of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Medicaid Reform

03.18.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced the members of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Medicaid Reform to be chaired by Surgeon General Greg Bledsoe. This council is made up of advocacy groups representing Medicaid providers and recipients, as well as legislative and citizen

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces His Preference for Arkansas Agriculture Secretary

03.13.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has submitted the name of Wes Ward to the Agriculture Board as his preference for the new Secretary of Agriculture. 

Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement on Wes Ward:

“Wes Ward

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Members of the Governor’s Council on Common Core Review

03.13.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced the members of the Governor’s Council on Common Core Review to be chaired by Lt. Governor Tim Griffin. These individuals come from every corner of the state, representing every Congressional District, and were chosen out of more

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson Announces His Submission for Arkansas Development Finance Authority President

03.09.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has submitted the name of Aaron Burkes to the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority to serve as its new President.

Aaron Burkes was recently selected for the position of associate vice chancellor for

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

03.05.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the following appointments: Janet Moore, Hot Springs, to Chair the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. Appointment expires January 14, 2017. Replaces Michael Ellis.  

William Benton, Heber Springs, to the Arkansas State Police

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