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Governor Asa Hutchinson Appoints Three Special Justices

04.14.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the following special justices:

Brett Watson, Searcy, Special Associate Justice to the Arkansas Supreme Court. CV-15-227. Replaces Chief Justice Jim Hannah, who has disqualified himself from

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National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils Brings Multi-Million Dollar Youth Fitness Campai

04.10.2015

April 10, 2015   CONTACT: Bill Bradley PHONE: (916) 213-5230 bill@me-comm.com

National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils Brings Multi-Million Dollar Youth Fitness Campaign to Arkansas

Fitness Icon Jake Steinfeld and Governor Asa Hutchinson Open National

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Members of the Computer Science Task Force

04.03.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced the members of the Computer Science Task Force. The purpose of the Task Force will be: to research and recommend computer science and technology courses and standards; study the computer science and technology needs of the state;

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Governor Asa Hutchinson on the Passing of Former Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt

04.01.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the passing of former Arkansas Third District Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt:

“John Paul Hammerschmidt was an icon of Arkansas and Washington politics. For years, he was the lone Republican member of

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Governor Hutchinson’s Veto Letter to Senate Concerning SB79

03.31.2015

Dear Mr. President and Members of the Senate:

Pursuant to Article 6, Section 15 of the Arkansas Constitution, I write to inform you that today I have vetoed Senate Bill 79, which I have returned to you with this letter. I have done so because in its current form it

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Vetoes SB79

03.31.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has vetoed Senate Bill 79, a bill with the intent to “protect the names, voices, signatures, photographs, and likenesses of the citizens of the state from exploitation and unauthorized commercial use without the citizen’s consent.” However,

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Mike Preston as the New Executive Director of AEDC

03.26.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced Mike Preston of Florida as his new Executive Director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement on Mike Preston: “Mike Preston is a perfect fit to lead the Arkansas

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WIRED Magazine: Arkansas is Leading the Learn to Code Movement

03.23.2015

“…beating better known tech centers like California and New York to the punch.”

LITTLE ROCK – Last month, Governor Asa Hutchinson signed his campaign promise to provide computer coding classes in every Arkansas high school into law (Act 187). Since that

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Members of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Medicaid Reform

03.18.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced the members of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Medicaid Reform to be chaired by Surgeon General Greg Bledsoe. This council is made up of advocacy groups representing Medicaid providers and recipients, as well as legislative and citizen

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces His Preference for Arkansas Agriculture Secretary

03.13.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has submitted the name of Wes Ward to the Agriculture Board as his preference for the new Secretary of Agriculture. 

Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement on Wes Ward:

“Wes Ward

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