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Governor Asa Hutchinson Receives Pro-Life Endorsement from National Right to Life

Little Rock, AR- Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has received the endorsement of the National Right to Life Committee, a federation of state Right-to-Life organizations. National Right to Life said in a letter expressing their endorsement:


“You are a strong advocate for life… All Arkansas voters who are concerned with the right to life and with the protection of the most vulnerable members of the human family should vote to re-elect you as Governor so that you can continue to advance vital pro-life policies.”

In response to receiving the endorsement, Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement:

“I am very pleased to have the endorsement of one of the largest Pro-Life organizations in the country. Over the past three and a half years we have demonstrated our commitment to the value of life and become recognized as the second most pro-life state in the nation. I am grateful for the leadership of the National Right to Life and I look forward to governing as a pro-life Governor for another four years.” Continue Reading →

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AR-TX REDI board members were notified today of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s need to postpone his visit to Texarkana to speak at the launch event of the new AR-TX Regional Economic Development Incorporated initiative originally set for May 31. The change in schedule is due to the Governor’s priority work on the prevention of school violence and issues related to the Santa Fe ISD tragedy. Sonja Hubbard, AR-TX REDI president, said the event will be rescheduled once a new date is confirmed with both Abbott and Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. “Governor Abbott’s team notified us today that they were very sorry for the change to his schedule but that he is needed on the 31st to work on urgent issues related to school violence,” said Hubbard. “We completely understand and agree that is where he needs to be. Continue Reading →

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Governor Asks Universities to Freeze Tuition at Current Level

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.
Governor Hutchinson announced his request today in his address to state legislators who were meeting in a joint budget session in preparation for the 2018 fiscal session, which opens February 12.
“It’s time to give our students a break,” the Governor said in his remarks to legislators.
In his letter, the Governor acknowledged the efforts of universities to reduce “the cost burden on our students.”

“Our mutual goal is to serve students to increase the number of credentials earned and in a more efficient and affordable manner,” the Governor wrote.

“Controlling costs for students sends a strong message to students, taxpayers, and legislators that we are serious about making a college education obtainable for everyone and that our institutions of higher education can be trusted with their investment.”

He also is requesting that two-year colleges limit their increases to the Consumer Price Index or below. Continue Reading →

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

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

Matt Keil, Texarkana, to the Pawnbroker Licensure Commission. Appointment expires August 1, 2020.
Douglas Braswell, Little Rock, to the Pawnbroker Licensure Commission. Appointment expires August 1, 2024.
Traci Lewellen, Van Buren, to the Pawnbroker Licensure Commission. Continue Reading →

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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement on the Passing of Frank Broyles

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the passing of Coach Frank Broyles, an Arkansas treasure and college football legend:

“This is a day we knew would come, but it is still a great loss to learn of the passing of Coach Broyles. My first memory of Frank was cheering on the Hogs with my dad, but that was just part of his great legacy. He was an Arkansas treasure who devoted his life to others—from student-athletes to his support of Alzheimer’s research. He was an example for young people to follow, and that alone reflects a life well lived.” Continue Reading →

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