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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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Governor Hutchinson Requests Rental Aid for Flood-Ravaged Counties


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has requested that the Arkansas Development Finance Authority secure money for residents forced from their homes by the recent floods.

In a letter the governor sent to ADFA President Aaron Burkes on Tuesday, he asked Burkes to secure

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule: May 15th – May 20th


LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Governor Asa Hutchinson from Monday, May 15, 2017, through Saturday, May 20, 2017: 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017:

NORTH LITTLE ROCK NF Night with Children’s Tumor Foundation & Arkansas

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Gov. Hutchinson Follows Up with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture in Letter


Regarding Rice Replanting and USDA Assistance

LITTLE ROCK – Today, Governor Asa Hutchinson sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue regarding dates for replanting rice and the state’s need for assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the

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Gov. Hutchinson Orders Arkansas Flag to Fly at Half-Staff in Memory of Lt. Kevin C. Mainhart


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has ordered the flag of the State of Arkansas to be lowered to half-staff in tribute to the memory of Lieutenant Kevin C. Mainhart, a Yell County Sheriff’s Deputy, who was killed in the line of duty on

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


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the death of Yell County Sheriff’s Deputy Lieutenant Kevin C. Mainhart, who was killed in the line of duty earlier today during a traffic stop west of Dardanelle:

“Tonight, we

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Shandong Ruyi Technology Group to create up to 800 new jobs in Forrest City


China-based textile company will invest $410 million in former Sanyo facility

LITTLE ROCK – Chairman Yafu Qiu (pronounced “Chew”) and leaders of Shandong Ruyi Technology Group (Ruyi) today joined Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and local officials at the State Capitol to announce that the company

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