Arkansas law enforcement leaders and legislators all gathered around Governor Asa Hutchinson as he signed a new bill granting a one-time bonus or stipend yesterday at the state Capitol in Little Rock. Payments of $5000 will be going out to police, probation and parole officers. State troopers will receive $2000 stipends and a separate bill increases for Arkansas state troopers and other certified
Governor Asa Hutchinson has been notified by the Biden Administration that Afghan refugees are being resettled to the State of Arkansas. The Governor issued a statement this Thursday afternoon, September 16, 2021, upon receiving that notification.
Asa Hutchinson is entering his last term-limited year as the Governor of the Great State of Arkansas and what a great way to close it out, the National Governors Association closed its virtual summer session today with the selection of Governor Hutchinson as NGA chair for 2021-2022. The Governor served the past year as vice-chair.
Governor Asa Hutchinson has ordered the United States flag and the Arkansas flag to be lowered to half-staff in tribute to the memory of Pea Ridge Police Officer Kevin Apple. Flags are to remain at half-staff until the day of interment.
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson made a special announcement this morning saying he is changing the Arkansas Public Health Directives into Public Health Guidelines, which means they will no longer be mandatory because of the decline in cases and hospitalizations.
Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 13 pardons, two restorations of firearm rights only, and one commutation. An additional 21 clemency requests were denied and two had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.
In the continuing effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Arkansas Health Department has issued a directive that Arkansas businesses that are licensed to sell and allow consumption of alcohol on their premises must close by 11 p.m., Governor Asa Hutchinson announced today (Thursday, November 19, 2020).
Governor Asa Hutchinson has ordered the United States flag and the Arkansas flag to be lowered to half-staff in tribute to the memory of Officer Travis Wallace, a Helena-West Helena police officer who was killed in the line of duty last night. The flag shall be lowered immediately and remain at half-staff to the day of interment.