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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement on Latest Healthcare News Out of Washington


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today issued the following statement regarding the latest news on the health-care debate in Washington.

“My goal in recent weeks has been to help shape the national health-care debate on a repeal of Obamacare that is accompanied by

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Arkansas Among Most Improved in Nation in Fiscal Health Rankings, Mercatus Center Study Shows


PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island – A newly released study shows that Arkansas’ fiscal health was among the most-improved in the nation and recognizes Arkansas’ “commitment to strong, conservative fiscal policies,” Governor Asa Hutchinson said Friday from the summer meeting of the National Governor

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Gov. Hutchinson Approves Arkansas Participation in National Emergency Communication System


Arkansas Joins Virginia and Wyoming as one of the first states to officially “opt in” to the FirstNet and AT&T plan

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced that Arkansas will opt in to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and AT

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Gov. Hutchinson Announces Benton Police Chief Kirk Lane as New Arkansas Drug Director


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced Kirk Lane, Chief of Police for the Benton Police Department, as the new Arkansas Drug Director. Chief Lane will replace former Arkansas Drug Director Denny Altes, who resigned in May of this year. 


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Gov. Hutchinson Applauds Recent Strides in Tackling DD Wait-List, Substance-Abuse Treatment


LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas is making significant progress in reducing the number of those waiting for in-home medical care and in providing treatment for mental-health issues and substance abuse, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced at Tuesday’s meeting of the Little Rock Rotary Club.


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Gov. Hutchinson Announces Stan Jones As New Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioner


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today appointed Stan Jones of Walnut Ridge to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. 

Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement: 

“As a fifth generation farmer and an avid outdoorsman, Stan appreciates

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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement Applauding ACT Aspire Preliminary Scores


Arkansas Achieves Significant Increases

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson on Monday commended Arkansas teachers, students and the Arkansas Department of Education for the significant improvement in state scores on the 2016-2017 ACT Aspire. The largest increases occurred in grades 6 and 8 math and writing. Large gains

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Gov. Hutchinson, Miss America 2017 and KARK Announce Month-Long #BeHealthyBeActive Challenge


Campaign to Kick Off July 5 on KARK Today

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson and Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields—the Governor’s Honorary Chair and Statewide Ambassador for Healthy Active Arkansas—are partnering with KARK TV, Little Rock’s NBC affiliate, throughout

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 13 pardons. An additional 45 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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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Response to Overnight Shooting in Little Rock, Injuring 17


LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement in response to an overnight shooting at a Little Rock nightclub injuring 17 people:  

"First and foremost, my thoughts are with the victims and their families this morning, and the First Lady and

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