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Governor Asa Hutchinson Appoints Sheriff Andy Shock to the State Parole Board

08.10.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the appointment of Faulkner County Sheriff Andy Shock to the Arkansas State Parole Board. Shock will replace Richard Mays, who resigned July 17, 2015. His term will expire January 14, 2018. Andy will resign his position as Sheriff upon his swearing in. His

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Appoints Fowler to Replace the Late Judge Fergus

08.04.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the appointment of Thomas Fowler of Jonesboro as the Division 2 Judge of the Second Judicial Circuit in Arkansas, for a term expiring in 2020. Fowler replaces the late Honorable William Lee Fergus, who passed away on July 20, 2015, at the age

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

08.04.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant seven pardons. An additional 42 clemency requests were denied and nine 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 Announces Savings of $2.5M Over Six Months from Hiring Freeze

08.04.2015

LITTLE ROCK – As a result of the hiring freeze implemented at the direction of Governor Asa Hutchinson, the state has saved $2.5 million in salaries in the last half of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 from January 13, 2015 to June 30, 2015. To date, there are 297 fewer state employees as a

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Members of the Youth Justice Reform Board

08.03.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced the members of the Youth Justice Reform Board. The purpose of the Reform Board will be to provide statewide oversight and accountability for the effectiveness of commitment reduction services to the state and to stakeholders in the

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Governor Asa Hutchinson on Pres. Obama’s “Clean Power Plan” Rule

08.03.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson released the following statement in response to President Obama’s “Clean Power Plan” rule, which would work to reduce carbon emissions at all power plants across the country by 2030. Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement: <

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Names John Martin Senior Health Policy Advisor

08.03.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced John Martin as his new Senior Health Policy Advisor. Martin’s start date is September 8, 2015. Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement: 

“I’m excited to have John Martin join our team

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Schools Honored For Implementing Outstanding Physical Fitness and Wellness Programs in Arkansas

07.31.2015

Winning Schools to be Awarded State-of-the-Art Live Positively Fitness Centers

LITTLE ROCK – Today, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils, announced the three winning schools that will each receive a state-of-the-art Live PositivelyTM Fitness Center. This

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Governor Asa Hutchinson on Common Core Review Council’s Findings and Recommendations

07.30.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement regarding the Governor’s Council on Common Core Review’s findings and recommendations: 

“I want to thank the Council and Lieutenant Governor Griffin for their extraordinary and thorough work over

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Gov. Hutchinson Named Vice Chair of the NGA Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee

07.25.2015

LITTLE ROCK, AR. – Gov. Asa Hutchinson was named vice chair of the National Governors Association (NGA) Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee by NGA Chair Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and NGA Vice Chair Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.  The Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee

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