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Governor Asks Universities to Freeze Tuition at Current Level

01.09.2018

LITTLE ROCK – In a letter that went out to the presidents and chancellors of Arkansas’ four-year universities today, Governor Asa Hutchinson challenged them to freeze in-state tuition at its current levels for the 2018-2019 academic year.

You can read the entire letter HERE.<

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Governor Hutchinson Announces $100 Million Cut In Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2019

01.09.2018

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has cut $100 million from his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2019 and projects a surplus of $64 million. 

The Governor reported the reduction and projected surplus to legislators today at a joint budget committee hearing as they prepare for

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule:  January 8th – January 13th

01.05.2018

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Governor Asa Hutchinson from Monday, January 8, 2018, through Saturday, January 13, 2018: 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018:

LITTLE ROCK Governor Hutchinson Addresses Joint Budget Committee  at Pre-Fiscal Session Budget Hearings

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

01.05.2018

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 12 pardons, 2 firearm rights only and 1 commutation. An additional 62 clemency requests were denied and 0 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The applicants intended for pardons have

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Program Integrity Efforts and Strong Economy Help Shrink Medicaid Rolls by 117,000 Over Last Year

01.04.2018

DHS will ask for $477 million less for its Medicaid budget than it originally expected for SFY’19

LITTLE ROCK – Efforts to improve the accuracy of the Arkansas Medicaid rolls and transform its programs have helped create a drastically different program than the state saw a

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

12.29.2017

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

Michael Willhite, Hamburg, to the Arkansas Fire Protection Services Board. Appointment expires October 14, 2020. Replaces Shane Dallas.

Gary Lawrence, Huntington, to the Arkansas Fire Protection Services Board. Appointment expires

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Arkansas Military Retirement Income Tax Cut To Go Into Effect in January

12.28.2017

LITTLE ROCK – The Military Retirement Income Tax Cut, which Governor Asa Hutchinson signed into law in February, will go into effect January 1, 2018. The tax cut, which eliminates state income tax on military retirement pay, was one of Governor Hutchinson’s priorities for the 2017 legislative

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Gov. Hutchinson Applauds Veterans Affairs for Increasing Veteran Resources and Services

12.28.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today applauded the significant increase in services that have become available for Arkansas veterans since 2015. 

Since the launch of its five-year strategic plan in 2015, the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) has opened eight additional District Veteran Services

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Governor Hutchinson Issues Statement on Pre-payment of Arkansas Property Taxes

12.27.2017

LITTLE ROCK — In response to inquiries into the possible pre-payment of 2018 property taxes, Governor Asa Hutchinson released the following statement:

“Recently, a number of states have allowed property owners to pre-pay their property taxes for 2018. Here in Arkansas, responsibility for the payment

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Gov. Hutchinson Announces Completion of Statewide Mapping Project,

12.27.2017

Hands Off Last of Updated Aerial Maps to Madison County

HUNTSVILLE – County officials now have the most up-to-date aerial maps of Arkansas, which will, among other things, better prepare counties for future infrastructure and economic development projects, as well as provide for faster response times from

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