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Arkansas 16th in Nation for Increase in Personal Income Growth

03.23.2018

State Ties With Tennessee for Most Growth Among Surrounding States LITTLE ROCK – The growth of personal income in Arkansas increased by 3.2 percent in 2017, which put the state at No. 16 nationally and tied with Tennessee for the largest increase among neighboring states, according to the U

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Governor Hutchinson Appoints Steve Cox To University of Arkansas Board of Trustees

03.16.2018

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has appointed Steve Cox of Jonesboro to the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas. His term expires March 1, 2028. Cox replaces Ben Hyneman.

“Steve has been a testament to the excellence of the University of

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule: March 17th – March 24th

03.16.2018

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Governor Asa Hutchinson from Saturday, March 17, 2018, through Saturday, March 24, 2018: 

Saturday, March 17, 2018:

NORTH LITTLE ROCK John 3:16 Ministries Wild Game Supper 8:30 p.m. Verizon Arena 1 Verizon Arena

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Governor Announces Transformation Plan To Reduce Cabinet-Level Agencies By 50 percent

03.15.2018

Largest Government Reorganization in 47 Years 

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson intends to present a transformation plan to the 2019 General Assembly that will reduce by 50 percent the number of cabinet-level agencies in state government, the governor announced today.

Currently, 42 cabinet-level agencies report

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Governor Hutchinson Issues Call for Special Legislative Session of the 91st General Assembly

03.12.2018

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today issued the official call to legislators for an Extraordinary Session of the 91st General Assembly to convene Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. A list of call items can be found below, and the official proclamation can be found

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Governor Hutchinson Announces Final Appointments to School Safety Commission

03.12.2018

New commission to meet for the first time on Tuesday

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his final appointments to the Arkansas School Safety Commission, which will hold its first meeting on Tuesday.

Governor Hutchinson issued an executive

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Governor Hutchinson Declares 14 Counties Disaster Areas

03.09.2018

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has issued disaster declarations for 14 counties following severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes that began February 20, 2018, causing great damage to private property and public facilities. 

“Today, I have issued a disaster declaration for several counties across Arkansas that

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Governor Hutchinson Announces Intent to Call Special Legislative Session Beginning Tuesday

03.09.2018

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to issue the official call to legislators for a Special Session of the 91st General Assembly, which will convene on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 9 a.m., for the purpose of addressing a number of matters

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule: March 11th – March 17th

03.09.2018

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Governor Asa Hutchinson from Sunday, March 11, 2018, through Saturday, March 17, 2018: 

Monday, March 12, 2018:

WEST MEMPHIS 44th Annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism 12:00 p.m. Southland

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Governor Applauds Senate, House Approval Of DHS Appropriation, Arkansas Works on First Vote

03.07.2018

LITTLE ROCK – In a statement he issued today, Governor Asa Hutchinson applauded the Senate and House approval of the DHS appropriation and Arkansas Works:

"The early prediction was that the general assembly would not pass the DHS appropriation and Arkansas Works.

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