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Governor Hutchinson Issues Statement Following White House Meeting with President Trump


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson met with President Donald Trump and four other governors at the White House tonight. The main topic of conversation focused on border security. Other attendees included Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and former Governor of Texas and current Secretary

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule: May 20th – May 26th


LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Governor Asa Hutchinson from Sunday, May 20, 2018, through Saturday, May 26, 2018: 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

LITTLE ROCK Arkansas Rural Development Conference Speaking 12:00 p.m. Statehouse Convention Center 101 E Markham

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U.S. Treasury Department OKs Opportunity Zones For Arkansas, Governor Hutchinson Announces


Federal program encourages long-term investment in low-income areas

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson received word today that the U.S. Treasury Department has approved his nominations for Arkansas’s 85 Opportunity Zones, a program that Congress established in the Tax Cuts and Jobs

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Gov. Hutchinson Announces $26 Million in New Federal Funds to Expand Child Care Assistance Program


To Thousands of Families

Will eliminate the current waitlist for assistance

LITTLE ROCK – With $26 million in new federal child care block-grant funds coming to Arkansas, the Department of Human Services (DHS) can provide child care assistance for up to 3,800 additional children

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Governor Hutchinson Issues Statement About Razorbacks Continuing to Play at War Memorial


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson released the following statement regarding the agreement between the University of Arkansas and the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism to continue Razorback football games at War Memorial Stadium through 2024:

“This is great news for Razorback fans and

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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement Honoring Law Enforcement Community and Remembering Fallen Officers


“Their work is more dangerous now than at any time I can remember” LITTLE ROCK – Nearly 300 Arkansas law-enforcement officers have died in the line of duty, and Governor Asa Hutchinson heard some of their stories first-hand this week as he attended memorial services

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule: May 13th – May 19th


LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Governor Asa Hutchinson from Sunday, May 13, 2018, through Saturday, May 19, 2018: 

Monday, May 14, 2018

JACKSONVILLE Military Affairs Grant Signing Speaking 10:00 a.m. Jacksonville High School 2400 Linda Lane Jacksonville,

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments


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

Judge Mike Smith, Wynne, as State District Court Judge for the Twenty-Fifth District, composed of St. Francis County. Appointment expires December 31, 2020. Replaces Judge Steve Routon. 


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Governor to Hold Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Government Transformation in El Dorado Tomorrow


Location has changed as noted below

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson will host a public town hall meeting in El Dorado on Wednesday to discuss his efforts to transform and reorganize state government. At the meeting, Governor Hutchinson will answer questions

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 6 pardons and 1 commutation. An additional 29 clemency requests were denied and 5 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The applicants intended for pardons have completed all jail

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