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Gov. Hutchinson Appoints John Shepherd as Prosecuting Attorney for the 13th Judicial District

09.12.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has appointed John Thomas Shepherd of El Dorado to serve as the prosecuting attorney for the 13th Judicial District. Shepherd will replace David Butler, who passed away earlier this year. Shepherd will serve until December 31, 2018, when the next prosecuting attorney

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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement on 16th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

09.11.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today issued the following statement in remembrance of the 16th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001.

"For me, as with many Americans, September 11th is a day that brings up vivid memories and strong emotions. At the

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule: September 11th – September 16th

09.08.2017

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Governor Asa Hutchinson from Monday, September 11, 2017, through Saturday, September 16, 2017: 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

LITTLE ROCK Arkansas Association of Energy Engineers & NEBB Energy Efficiency Conference 12:15 p.m.

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Gov. Hutchinson Announces State’s Naloxone Standing Protocol

09.06.2017

“Naloxone in the hands of more Arkansans, including ourfirst responders, will save lives”

LITTLE ROCK –  At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Governor Hutchinson, alongside Kirk Lane, DHS State Director of Drug Prevention, and other administration officials, announced the

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

09.06.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 17 pardons and 1 commutation. An additional 36 clemency requests were denied and 4 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 Issues Statement on President’s Decision to Rescind DACA Program

09.05.2017

LITTLE ROCK –  Governor Asa Hutchinson today released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“President Trump’s decision to rescind President Obama’s DACA executive order

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule: September 4th – September 9th

09.01.2017

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Governor Asa Hutchinson from Monday, September 4, 2017, through Saturday, September 9, 2017: 

Monday, September 4, 2017

RECTOR Rector Labor Day Celebration 8:30 a.m. 324 S Main St, Rector, AR

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Gov. Hutchinson, DHS Release First Scorecard Showing Traditional Medicaid Spending Lower

09.01.2017

DHS files first quarterly public scorecard tracking Medicaid savings from reform efforts

LITTLE ROCK –  Governor Asa Hutchinson today, along with the Department of Human Services (DHS), released the state’s first scorecard showing traditional Medicaid spending well below estimated growth.

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Gov. Hutchinson Authorizes the Deployment of 1,500 National Guardsmen to Texas

09.01.2017

Deployment Could Last Up to 30 Days

LITTLE ROCK –  Governor Asa Hutchinson today authorized the deployment of 1,500 National Guardsmen from Arkansas to Texas to help in the recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Arkansas Guardsmen are scheduled to deploy on

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Gov. Hutchinson Praises Agencies’ Efficiencies Efforts as Highlighted by The Arkansas Project

08.30.2017

ADFA, Heritage, ADIS and ADEM Cutting Costs, Maintaining Services

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today praised the ongoing efficiency efforts at the Arkansas Development Finance Authority (ADFA), Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH), Arkansas Department of Information Systems (ADIS) and the Arkansas Department of Emergency

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