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Governor Directs Adjutant General Berry to Arm Full-Time Military Personnel, State Flag Half-Staff

07.17.2015

LITTLE ROCK – In the wake of the shootings Thursday at the Navy and Marine reserve center in Chattanooga, Tenn., Governor Asa Hutchinson has authorized Arkansas National Guard Adjutant General Mark Berry to arm full-time military personnel.

In addition, the Governor has issued a proclamation

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Governor Asa Hutchinson to Hold News Conference; Releases DCFS Report

07.16.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson will hold a news conference today to announce the findings of the Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) review. The independent report can be found below.

Details are as follows:

WHAT: News Conference

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Appoints Joe Morgan to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

07.15.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has appointed Joe Morgan of Little Rock and Stuttgart to serve on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. This is the Governor’s first appointment to this commission. Governor Hutchinson released the following statement: “This

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Releases Statement on the Passing of Jim Gaston

07.13.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the recent passing of Jim Gaston, who operated Gaston’s White River Resort and was a life member of the state Parks and Tourism Commission:

“A great Arkansas character who enjoyed

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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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