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Hutchinson Announces 5 Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2015 7:39 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has announced five appointments to state boards and commissions.

Tim Griffin Pushes to Give Up Some Power as State's No. 2

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/19/2015 7:37 am

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin says he wants to use the state's No. 2 post to help fellow Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson's agenda, and is urging lawmakers to scale back some of his office's powers.

Asa Hutchinson's Energy of Change Easier Said Than Done (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/18/2015 1:29 pm

Asa Hutchinson urged Arkansans to embrace the "energy of change" when he was sworn in as the 46th governor of a state where his Republican party used to struggle. Getting them to embrace the messiness that comes with change will be the tough sell.

Arkansas Faces Challenge in Trying to Revamp Medicaid Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/18/2015 1:20 pm

The program's fate is expected to become clearer this week, with Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson set to deliver a speech Thursday on the future of health care in Arkansas that will also address his plans for the private option.

Asa Hutchinson Names Mark Myers Information Systems Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2015 2:27 pm

Mark Myers was director of strategic initiatives at the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office. He’d been in the position since 2011. He previously worked in the technology industry for Loislaw.com.

Hutchinson Says He'll Unveil Budget Plan Next Week

by Associated Press 1/15/2015 2:26 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson will present his balanced budget proposal to lawmakers next week, he said Thursday as legislative leaders prepared to move quickly on the Republican's tax cut plan.

Asa Hutchinson to Speak Before Arkansas Municipal League

by Associated Press 1/15/2015 7:29 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will speak to a group of more than 1,000 municipal officials gathered in Little Rock across the state.

Asa Hutchinson Orders Hiring Freeze, Regulation Review

by Associated Press 1/14/2015 4:50 pm

A day after being sworn in as Arkansas' 46th governor, Republican Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday imposed a hiring freeze on most state agencies and ordered that any new regulations or rules be approved by his office.

Jonathan Dismang Outlines Bill for Asa Hutchinson Tax Cut Plan

by Associated Press 1/14/2015 11:42 am

Arkansas Senate President Jonathan Dismang says he hopes to bring Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposal to cut taxes for the middle class by $100 million a year before lawmakers as soon as next week.

Asa Hutchinson Lays out Plan to Compete in 'Global Marketplace'

by Associated Press 1/13/2015 12:26 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants lawmakers to lower tax rates in an effort to compete in the "global marketplace."

Here's the Transcript from Gov. Asa Hutchinson's Inaugural Address

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/13/2015 12:15 pm

The full transcript of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's inaugural address.

Hutchinson to Give Inaugural Address as Arkansas Governor

by Associated Press 1/13/2015 11:40 am

Republican Asa Hutchinson took the oath of office to become the 46th governor of Arkansas on Tuesday, finalizing the GOP's takeover of a Southern state once considered a Democratic holdout, but facing a potentially divisive debate over Medicaid expansion.

Asa Hutchinson Sworn In As Governor

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/13/2015 11:07 am

The ex-congressman and former federal Homeland Security official took the oath of office at the state Capitol Tuesday, succeeding Democrat Mike Beebe.

Asa Hutchinson Taps Leon Jones as Labor Director, Charisse Childers as Career Education Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 2:24 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has picked Leon Jones Jr. as new director of the Arkansas Department of Labor, and Charisse Childers as the new director of the Arkansas Department of Career Education.

Asa Hutchinson's Capital to be Tested Quickly (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/11/2015 2:46 pm

After winning election by double digits and seeing his party expand its grip on the state Legislature, incoming Gov. Asa Hutchinson could easily claim he has political capital to cash in as he prepares to take Arkansas' top office.

Asa Hutchinson Wants to Keep Focus on Jobs as He Takes Office

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/11/2015 2:37 pm

After a heated campaign where he touted himself as the candidate best prepared to be the "jobs governor," Republican Asa Hutchinson says boosting Arkansas' economy will be his focus as he takes over the state's top office.

Larry Walther to Head Department of Finance, Administration

by Lee Hogan 1/9/2015 12:58 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has named Larry Walther as the new director of the Department of Finance & Administration.

Asa Hutchinson Picks Larry Walther As State Finance Director

by Associated Press 1/9/2015 12:40 pm

Incoming Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed a former federal trade official who once headed Arkansas' economic development agency to be the state's chief fiscal officer.

Asa Hutchinson Announces 4 Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2015 10:35 am

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has announced four appointments to various state boards and commissions.

Asa Hutchinson Wants Broader Discussion on Health Care

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/7/2015 1:22 pm

Incoming Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he wants to take a broader look at Arkansas' role in health care that goes beyond whether the state should continue its compromise Medicaid expansion.