Author - Asa Hutchinson

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Governor’s Address: A New Year, A New Tax Cut

When I was running for governor in 2014, I promised to cut our income taxes by $100 million. With the support of the General Assembly, we not only kept that promise, but over the course of the past five years, we have reduced our income taxes by over $250 million each year.  On this New Year’s...

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Governor’s Address: The Gift of Hope

Arkansas has improved its approach to the care of the state’s at-risk children, and today I’d like to talk about our success. The employees at the Department of Human Services and the Division of Youth Services have done excellent work in giving the youth in our care their best chance at...

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Governor’s Address: Challenging Arkansas Youth

I recently spoke to the graduates of the Arkansas National Guard Youth Challenge, and today I would like to talk about the ways this program teaches at-risk youth in our state the skills they need to succeed. In 1993, Arkansas was one of the first states to launch the pilot Youth Challenge, which...

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Governor’s Address: Remembering a Hero

This week, I attended the memorial service for Fayetteville Police Officer Stephen Carr, who was killed in the line of duty last week. The perpetrator ambushed and killed Officer Carr as he sat in his patrol car behind the Fayetteville Police Department. Today, I’d like to pay tribute to Officer...

AMP News February 2019 Magazine

The Beauty of Arkansas

By Governor Asa Hutchinson The storytellers behind True Detective knew the best place to film the third season of HBO’s popular series was right here in Arkansas, where the story is set. The filmmakers included images of a scorching sunset over the Devil’s Den State Park, the historically...