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Governor Asa Hutchinson Issues Statement on Board of Education’s Vote on Testing

07.09.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement in response to the Board of Education’s decision earlier today to seek a contract with ACT and ACT Aspire: 

“I applaud the Board of Education for its vote in switching

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

07.06.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant eight pardons and one commutation. An additional 37 clemency requests were denied and 11 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The applicants intended for pardons

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Members of the Career Education and Workforce Development Board

07.06.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced the members of the Career Education and Workforce Development Board, which replaced the State Board of Career Education at the Department of Career Education (Act 892/SB368).  This board is composed of thirteen representatives from industry sectors

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Issues Statement in Response to Legislature

07.02.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following response to statements released by the Arkansas House and Senate earlier today involving the recent ruling from the Supreme Court on same-sex marriage and how it applies to Arkansans: “In response to the statements issued today

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Appoints Dean, Williamson and Chambers to the Arkansas Board of Education

07.02.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has appointed Charisse Dean, Brett Williamson and Susan Chambers to serve on the Arkansas Board of Education.

Member Name:  Charisse Dean Expiration Date:  6/30/22 City – District:  Little Rock, 2  Qualification:  2nd

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

07.01.2015

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

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Jason Carter, North Little Rock, as State Judge Advocate for the Arkansas National Guard.  Appointment expires at the Will of the Governor.

Steele Kelly,

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Governor Asa Hutchinson to Host MOU Signing Ceremony Monday

06.26.2015

LITTLE ROCK– Governor Asa Hutchinson will host a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony with officials and companies from Vietnam’s Dong Nai Province. This MOU will help develop economic development, trade, and education opportunities between Arkansas and Dong Nai.

Details are

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Applauds Disaster Declaration for Arkansas

06.26.2015

LITTLE ROCK – As a result of severe weather and flooding during May and early June, the President has approved a major disaster declaration for the State of Arkansas. The declaration, based upon the request from Governor Asa Hutchinson, will allow residents and governmental bodies in

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Issues Statement on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

06.26.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson released the statement below following the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage:

"Today the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision requires the State of Arkansas to recognize same-sex marriage. This decision goes against the expressed

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Issues Statement on King v. Burwell

06.25.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson released the statement below following the Supreme Court’s ruling in King v. Burwell:  “I am surprised at the lengths to which this court will go in an effort to stretch statutory interpretation to uphold the

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