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Governor Asa Hutchinson Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff in Memory of Corporal C.G. Bolden

02.20.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson, in tribute to the memory of Corporal C.G. Bolden – an Arkansas native and American war hero – has directed that the United States flag and the state flag of Arkansas be flown at half-staff from sunrise to

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Releases Statement on Final Passage of Computer Science Bill (HB1183)

02.19.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson released the following statement upon final passage of HB1183, which fulfills his campaign promise to provide computer coding classes to all Arkansas high schools:

“I am very pleased that the General Assembly has passed my plan

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Gov. Hutchinson Applauds Walmart’s Initiative to Raise Pay, Provide Opportunities for Associates

02.19.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson applauds Walmart’s bold, new initiatives that would, in part, raise pay for all current associates to $9 an hour starting in April and $10 an hour or higher by early next year. Other initiatives announced by the Arkansas-based company

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson Announces Gary “Bud” Roberts as New Director of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC)

02.19.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced Gary “Bud” Roberts as the new Director of the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division within DFA. 

Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement on Bud Roberts: 

“I

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Prison Expansion & Public Safety Plan

02.18.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson, in a news conference Wednesday morning, announced his Prison Expansion and Public Safety plan to address prison overcrowding and reentry programs. Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement:

“As every sheriff and prosecutor will tell

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Hirings at the Arkansas Department of Human Services

02.13.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced four new hires to the Arkansas Department of Human Services. They are as follows:

Mark White, Deputy Director at DHS Craig Cloud, Director of the Division of Aging and Adult Services at

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Gov. Hutchinson Announces Governor’s Council on Common Core Review; Lt. Governor Griffin to Chair

02.11.2015

LITTLE ROCK – In a news conference Wednesday morning, Governor Asa Hutchinson followed through on another campaign promise by announcing the formation – through executive order – of the Governor’s Council on Common Core Review. The Council will be chaired by Lt. Governor

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Directors of ADEQ, Veterans Affairs & Securities Commissioner

02.10.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced Becky Keogh as Director of the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), Lt. Colonel Matt Snead as Director of the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs and Edmond Waters as Commissioner of the Arkansas Securities Department. Governor

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Five Appointments

02.10.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the following appointments: Bill Benton, Heber Springs, to the Arkansas State Police Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2016. Replaces Wallace Fowler.  

Randy Wolfinbarger, Eureka Springs, to the State Parks, Recreation and

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Releases Statement on Passage of SB96 & SB101

02.05.2015

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson released the following statement upon passage of the Arkansas Health Reform Act of 2015 and the appropriation for the Division of Medical Services:

“The vote in the House today on the Health Reform Task Force bill and

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