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Asa Arkansas's Governor

Governor Hutchinson Issues Statement on Historic Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

01.15.2018

LITTLE ROCK – In March of 2017, Governor Asa Hutchinson signed into law Senate Bill 519, which eliminated the dual holiday status and concurrent commemoration of General Robert E. Lee and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today marks the first Dr. King holiday since that historic separation. <

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

01.12.2018

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

Christy Clark, Little Rock, to the Board of Trustees of Arkansas State University. Appointment expires January 14, 2023. Replaces Ron Rhodes. Christy Clark graduated from Arkansas State University in 1992 with

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Governor Requests Public Service Commission to Pass Benefits of Corporate Tax Cuts on to AR Families

01.11.2018

Also Praises Walmart for Forwarding Savings on to Associates

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Public Service Commission (PSC) should “as expeditiously as possible,” take the necessary steps to pass on the benefits of the recently passed corporate tax cut to Arkansas ratepayers, Governor Asa Hutchinson

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Governor Asks Universities to Freeze Tuition at Current Level

01.09.2018

LITTLE ROCK – In a letter that went out to the presidents and chancellors of Arkansas’ four-year universities today, Governor Asa Hutchinson challenged them to freeze in-state tuition at its current levels for the 2018-2019 academic year.

You can read the entire letter HERE.<

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Governor Hutchinson Announces $100 Million Cut In Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2019

01.09.2018

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has cut $100 million from his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2019 and projects a surplus of $64 million. 

The Governor reported the reduction and projected surplus to legislators today at a joint budget committee hearing as they prepare for

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Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Public Schedule:  January 8th – January 13th

01.05.2018

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Governor Asa Hutchinson from Monday, January 8, 2018, through Saturday, January 13, 2018: 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018:

LITTLE ROCK Governor Hutchinson Addresses Joint Budget Committee  at Pre-Fiscal Session Budget Hearings

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

01.05.2018

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 12 pardons, 2 firearm rights only and 1 commutation. An additional 62 clemency requests were denied and 0 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The applicants intended for pardons have

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Program Integrity Efforts and Strong Economy Help Shrink Medicaid Rolls by 117,000 Over Last Year

01.04.2018

DHS will ask for $477 million less for its Medicaid budget than it originally expected for SFY’19

LITTLE ROCK – Efforts to improve the accuracy of the Arkansas Medicaid rolls and transform its programs have helped create a drastically different program than the state saw a

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

12.29.2017

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

Michael Willhite, Hamburg, to the Arkansas Fire Protection Services Board. Appointment expires October 14, 2020. Replaces Shane Dallas.

Gary Lawrence, Huntington, to the Arkansas Fire Protection Services Board. Appointment expires

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Arkansas Military Retirement Income Tax Cut To Go Into Effect in January

12.28.2017

LITTLE ROCK – The Military Retirement Income Tax Cut, which Governor Asa Hutchinson signed into law in February, will go into effect January 1, 2018. The tax cut, which eliminates state income tax on military retirement pay, was one of Governor Hutchinson’s priorities for the 2017 legislative

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