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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments


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

Timothy Watson, Newport, as Circuit Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit, Division 2. Appointment begins January 1, 2018. Appointment expires December 31, 2018. Replaces the Honorable Philip Smith.

Dana Stone, Murfreesboro,

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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement on Passage of Historic Tax-Reform Bill


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today issued the following statement in response to the House and Senate’s passage of the tax-reform bill in Washington: 

“I applaud Congress and the President for successfully taking on substantive tax reform for the

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Gov. Hutchinson Lauds Statewide Economic Growth, Announces Launch of Interactive Job Creation Map


LITTLE ROCK – An interactive map that illustrates the rapid growth of jobs in Arkansas over the past three years will be an indispensable tool for recruiting industry to Arkansas, Governor Asa Hutchinson said today in announcing its launch.

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC)

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Governor Discusses North American Trade in White House Meeting With Vice President,


Other Administration Officials

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the United States considers the future of NAFTA, the nation must be careful that it does not harm global trade, Governor Asa Hutchinson told Vice President Mike Pence, Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue

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Reduction of Disability Waiting List a Promise Kept That is Improving Lives, Governor Says


LITTLE ROCK – Money channeled from the state’s Tobacco Settlement Fund to pay for services for developmentally disabled Arkansans is a promise kept that is dramatically improving lives, Governor Asa Hutchinson told members of the state’s Tobacco Settlement Commission at their

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Gov. Hires Senate President’s Legislative Chief To Lead Policy Coordination, Legislative Outreach


LITTLE ROCK – Andy Goodman, who is chief legislative aide to the president of the Arkansas Senate, will join Governor Asa Hutchinson’s staff as Director of Policy Coordination and Legislative Outreach on January 2, 2018.

“During his years with the Arkansas Senate, Andy Goodman

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


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

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

LITTLE ROCK Christmas in the Capitol 2:30 p.m. Old Supreme Court Room 500 Woodlane

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Governor Hutchinson Issues Statement on the Passing of Charles Cella


“One of the great American Sportsmen”

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the passing of Charles Cella:

“With the news of the passing of Charles Cella, horse racing fans everywhere are no doubt mourning the

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 12 pardons. An additional 24 clemency requests were denied and 3 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The applicants intended for pardons have completed all jail

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Coding Academy Scholarships Expand to Include Adults, Gov. Hutchinson, ARCodeKids Announce


Also: Enrollment in computer-science classes up 12 percent

LITTLE ROCK – ARCodeKids is creating a program to include 12 adults who each will receive a $6,000 scholarship to attend the 12-week Arkansas Coding Academy, Governor Asa Hutchinson and ARCodeKids representatives announced at the capitol today.

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