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October, 2016

  • 31 October

    Gov. Hutchinson Announces 5,500 Students Taking Computer Science Courses; Nearly 40% Growth in Enrollment

    Large Increase Among Female and Minority Students LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced a dramatic increase in the number of high school students enrolled in computer science classes in Arkansas. The newest numbers from the Arkansas Department of Education show an increase of 1,527 students, bringing the total enrollment number to 5,500 students for 2016-2017 school year with ...

  • 31 October

    Gov. Hutchinson Announces $10 Million in Additional Funding for Higher Education Conditioned on Passage of Reform

    LITTLE ROCK – Today Governor Asa Hutchinson was joined by the Director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, Dr. Maria Markham, and several Arkansas university presidents, to announce his support for the Higher Education Productivity Funding Model. This funding model places the priority on accountability, student success and program completion as opposed to the previous formula, which places priority ...

  • 28 October

    Governor Responds to Issue 7 Removal

    BY ARKANSAS GOVERNOR ASA HUTCHINSON – LITTLE ROCK – Imagine my surprise when I heard the news about issue seven only minutes after going to the polls myself for early voting. I just cast my vote in Rogers when I found out the Arkansas Supreme Court had disqualified one of the marijuana measures. It is unfortunate and ill-timed that the challenge ...

  • 20 October

    Gov. Hutchinson Bringing 400 New Jobs Back from China; Makes Announcement Live via Skype from Beijing

    BEIJING, CHINA – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the signing of an MOU with Suzhou Tianyuan Garments Company, wrapping up another successful trade mission overseas. As part of the deal, Tianyuan will create 400 jobs and invest $20 million in Little Rock. (Photos of the MOU signing can be found HERE.) Tianyuan is a garment manufacturer specializing in the production of ...

September, 2016

  • 23 September

    Gov. Hutchinson Brings 56th Annual Meeting of Southern States Energy Board to NWA; Will Deliver Keynote Monday

    LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson, as chairman of the Southern States Energy Board (SSEB), will deliver the keynote address at the SSEB’s 56th Annual Meeting on Monday morning in Rogers, Arkansas. Attendees will include representatives from sixteen southern states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is the first time Northwest Arkansas has hosted the conference. The theme of ...

  • 7 September

    Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces All-Region and All-State Coding Competition Sponsored by Verizon

    LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the kick-off of the Governor’s All-Region and All-State Coding Competition during his stop at Little Rock’s Hall High School on his Computer Science Coding Tour. The competition will feature eight simultaneous regional competitions across the state. The top two teams from each regional event will receive an invitation to participate in the All-State ...

August, 2016

  • 12 August

    Governor Hutchinson Announces 2016 Computer Science Tour of Arkansas Schools

    Governor Hutchinson Announces 2016 Computer Science Tour of Arkansas Schools LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced that he will be traveling to several Arkansas schools throughout August and September to promote computer science among students and school districts. Schools, dates and times are listed below. Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement:  “I look forward to visiting schools across the state ...

  • 11 August

    Governor Asa Hutchinson Responds to Shooting of Law Enforcement Officers in Sebastian County

    LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today released the statement below in response to the shooting death of Sebastian County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Cooper. Hackett Police Chief Darrell Spells was also shot during this morning’s incident. Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement: “I am deeply saddened by the news that Sebastian County Sheriffs Deputy Bill Cooper has passed away after being shot ...

  • 4 August

    Gov. Hutchinson Announces Public Private Partnership to Expand Arkansas High Tech Accelerator Initiative

    LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the first phase of a high tech accelerator initiative for the State of Arkansas.  FIS, a global leader in financial services technology and a Fortune 500 company, will partner with the State to extend the VC FinTech Accelerator program through 2018.   The VC FinTech Accelerator is designed to boost the speed and development ...

  • 1 August

    Governor Asa Hutchinson announces 21st Century Funding Formula for State’s Higher Education Institutions

    LITTLE ROCK – Today Governor Asa Hutchinson announced support of a plan to fundamentally change the funding formula for the state’s higher education institutions. The proposed Higher Education Productivity Funding Model follows an outcomes-based approach, which will place a higher priority on program completion than the previous formula. The Arkansas Department of Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the proposal in a unanimous ...