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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule: March 11th – March 17th

03.09.2018

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Governor Asa Hutchinson from Sunday, March 11, 2018, through Saturday, March 17, 2018: 

Monday, March 12, 2018:

WEST MEMPHIS 44th Annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism 12:00 p.m. Southland

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Governor Applauds Senate, House Approval Of DHS Appropriation, Arkansas Works on First Vote

03.07.2018

LITTLE ROCK – In a statement he issued today, Governor Asa Hutchinson applauded the Senate and House approval of the DHS appropriation and Arkansas Works:

"The early prediction was that the general assembly would not pass the DHS appropriation and Arkansas Works.

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

03.07.2018

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 9 pardons, and 1 firearm rights only. An additional 49 clemency requests were denied and 2 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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Governor Releases $600,000 in Rainy Day Funds To Support Arkansas’ Drug Task Forces

03.07.2018

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today released $600,000 in Rainy Day funding for the state’s drug task forces, with approval of the Joint Budget Committee of the Arkansas General Assembly, providing additional resources to key law-enforcement agencies while federal funds are delayed.

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Governor Hutchinson Issues Statement in Response to Passage of Senate Bill 30,

03.06.2018

The Division of Medical Services Appropriation

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today issued the following statement upon the Senate’s passage of the Department of Human Services' Division of Medical Services appropriation:

“I’m very grateful for the senators

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Governor Hutchinson Announces that CMS Approves Work Requirement for Arkansas Works Enrollees

03.05.2018

Change designed to help struggling Arkansans gain new skills, jobs so they can move up economic ladder

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Monday that the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved the State’s request to implement a

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule: March 4th – March 10th

03.02.2018

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Governor Asa Hutchinson from Sunday, March 4, 2018, through Saturday, March 10, 2018: 

Monday, March 5, 2018:

LITTLE ROCK Announcement and Media Availability with CMS Administrator Seema Verma 11:00 a.m. Governor'

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Governor Hutchinson Announces Creation of Arkansas School Safety Commission

03.01.2018

Commits $300,000 to school safety initiative

LITTLE ROCK – With the increased concern about school safety in the wake of recent events around the nation, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced today that he has issued an executive order that creates the Arkansas School Safety Commission. The Governor

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

03.01.2018

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

Miles Goggans, Little Rock, to the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission. Appointment expires March 29, 2022. Reappointment.  Rusty Moss, Dermott, to the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission.

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Governor Hutchinson Applauds Entergy Arkansas’s Plan to Pass Tax Savings on to Customers

02.28.2018

$466 million in benefits as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

LITTLE ROCK – In January, Governor Hutchinson sent a letter to Ted Thomas, chairman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission (APSC), directing the commission to work with utilities to “as

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