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Governor Asa Hutchinson Issues Memorandum to State Agencies to Support E1 Initiative

01.14.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his support of the Employment First initiative which supports the hiring and retention of individuals with disabilities in state jobs. A memorandum calling state agencies to action has been issued by Governor Hutchinson which outlines specific goals

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Governor Asa Hutchinson on the Passing of Former AR Chief Justice Jim Hannah

01.14.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the passing of former Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, Jim Hannah:

“The State of Arkansas will miss Chief Justice Hannah in more ways than one. Not only will his record

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Declares Five Additional Counties Disaster Areas

01.08.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has issued disaster declarations for five additional counties following severe storms in December that caused heavy flooding and damage throughout the state. Those counties include:

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Governor Asa Hutchinson to Ring Opening Bell at New York Stock Exchange

01.08.2016

LITTLE ROCK – The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has invited Governor Asa Hutchinson to ring the opening bell on Monday at 9:30 a.m. EST. While in New York City, Governor Hutchinson will visit businesses and site consultants, while taking part in several media interviews

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule for Thursday, January 7th

01.06.2016

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of Governor Asa Hutchinson’s publicly scheduled events for Thursday, January 7, 2016:

Thursday, January 7, 2016:

CROSSETT Crossett Rotary Club Speaking 12:00 pm First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall/Multipurpose Building 500 Main

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Governor Asa Hutchinson to Hold Media Availability Today

01.06.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson will hold a general media availability this afternoon in his office. Due to limited space, television media are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to set up cameras before other members of the media arrive.

Details are as follows:<

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Responds to President Obama’s Executive Order on Gun Control

01.05.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s executive order on gun control: “On the issue of violent attacks from armed gunmen, my background has allowed me the opportunity to examine closely this issue from

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

01.04.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant five pardons. An additional 48 clemency requests were denied and six had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The applicants intended for pardons have completed

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Gov. Hutchinson Releases Letter to Secretary Burwell on Upcoming Waiver Reforms for Arkansas Works

01.04.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Hutchinson today released a letter from his Office to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell regarding the submission of a waiver extension in order to reform Arkansas’s 1115 waiver.   The letter and waiver extension application can be

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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement on Passing of Former Arkansas Governor and U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers

01.02.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the passing of former Governor and United State Senator Dale Bumpers:

“The entire state mourns the loss of an Arkansas legend. In my first statewide race, Dale took me to school on

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