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Governor Hutchinson Updates Legislative Task Force on Arkansas Works Program; Burwell Meeting

02.17.2016

Governor Asa Hutchinson addressed members of the Legislative Healthcare Task Force and Medicaid Advisory Council on his recent meeting with HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell in Washington regarding his Arkansas Works plan and the waivers required.

You can see the Governor’s entire address HERE.

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule: February 16th – February 17th

02.16.2016

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Governor Asa Hutchinson from Tuesday, February 16, 2016, through Wednesday, February 17, 2016:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016:

TRUMANN Trumann Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet 6:30 p.m. Trumann Intermediate School 221 North

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson Issues Statement on Passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

02.13.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the passing of United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:

“Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing is a devastating blow to the country. He was a passionate defender of the Constitution, a

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Gov. Hutchinson names Kelly Eichler, Sheffield Nelson to Univ. of Arkansas System Board of Trustees

02.08.2016

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Asa Hutchinson today named Kelly Eichler and Sheffield Nelson to the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees effective March 1, 2016. 

Kelly Eichler’s appointment will expire on March 1, 2026. Sheffield Nelson’s appointment will

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President Declares Arkansas Counties Disaster Areas

02.05.2016

LITTLE ROCK – President Obama has approved Governor Hutchinson’s request for a major disaster for the State of Arkansas as a result of severe weather and flooding from late December 2015 through January 2016. The declaration will allow residents and governmental bodies in the affected areas, who

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

02.03.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant six pardons. An additional 47 clemency requests were denied and three 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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Governor Asa Hutchinson Names Cindy Gillespie New Director of DHS

02.03.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced Cindy Gillespie, former health care advisor to former Governor and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney, as the new director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS). Her start date will be March 1, 2016.

Governor Hutchinson issued

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule: February 4th – February 8th

02.02.2016

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Governor Asa Hutchinson from Thursday, February 4, 2016, through Monday, February 8, 2016:

Thursday, February 4, 2016:

LITTLE ROCK Arkansas Economic Developers & Arkansas Chamber of Commerce Joint Winter Conference 12:00 p

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

01.29.2016

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the following appointments: Marcus Lamberth, Batesville, to the Arkansas Racing Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2021. Reappointment. Jerry Riley, Pine Bluff, to the Parole Board. Appointment expires January 14, 2023. Replaces Richard Brown. Sylvester Smith, North Little

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule for January 28th – 30th

01.27.2016

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of Governor Asa Hutchinson’s publicly scheduled events for Thursday, January 28 through Saturday, January 30.

Thursday, January 28, 2016:

FORREST CITY Forrest City Veterans Office Ribbon Cutting 2:00 PM Arkansas Workforce Services Center 300 Eldridge

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