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Governor Asa Hutchinson Sends Common Core Letter to State Board of Education

08.12.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today sent a letter to the State Board Education commenting on the recommendations from the Governor’s Council on Common Core Review. 

Governor's Letter to State Board of Education

 

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

08.12.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the following appointments: Tyler West, Little Rock, to the Arkansas Suicide Prevention Council.  Appointment expires June 4, 2019. Audrey House, Altus, to the Arkansas Alternative Energy Commission. Appointment expires at the Will of the Governor. Reappointment.

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson Details Special Coding Event Saturday; Announces Latest Computer Science Numbers

08.11.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the latest numbers regarding the state’s computer science initiative as the new school year approaches. To date, more than 1,300 students have signed up for the Essentials of Computer Programming course through Virtual Arkansas – a number Virtual

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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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