Asa Hutchinson

  Arkansas lawmakers mourn the loss of United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. 

Governor Asa Hutchinson reflected on his personal experience with Scalia in an official statement released Saturday.  Hutchinson called him a “stalwart conservative and an overall brilliant jurist.” 

“Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing is a devastating blow to the country. He was a passionate defender of the Constitution, a stalwart conservative and an overall brilliant jurist. 

Four Appointed in Northeast Arkansas

Feb 1, 2016

Governor Asa Hutchinson has appointed 4 from the KASU listening area to various state boards and commissions.

Friday, Hutchinson appointed Deana Osment and Al Heringer of Jonesboro to the Arkansas Economic Development Council.  Osment is replacing Shelby Moore and Heringer is replacing Thomas Kirk.

Rod Soubers of Mountain Home is replacing Ruth Anne Hawkins on the Arkansas History Commission.  On the Arkansas State Medical Board, Dr. Jim Citty is being replaced by Dr. David Staggs of Searcy.

Here is the full list of appointments from Hutchinson's press release:

Governor Asa Hutchinson is set to be in Forrest City today at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new regional Veterans Affairs’ office. 

This will be the fifth regional office to open over the past 3 months.  According to the Governor’s Press Release, Arkansas has nearly 250,000 veterans. The ceremony will be at the Arkansas Workforce Services Center at 2.

4 Locals Appointed by Arkansas Governor

Jan 18, 2016

Governor Asa Hutchinson has appointed 4 residents in our listening area to various positions.

Hutchinson announced 28 appointments Friday in a press release.  Among them were Claude Graves of Bono, Linda Prunty of Jonesboro, Samuel Jackson of Blytheville, and Joe Morgan of Beebe.

Graves replaced Max Tackett on the Arkansas Rural Development Commission.  Prunty was appointed to the Arkansas Real Estate Commission, replacing Sherman Tate.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and a delegation of nearly 50 Arkansas business leaders and state officials are in Cuba for a series of meetings with government officials.

The communist island nation and its 11 million residents have for years been eyed as an untapped marketplace for Arkansas products, especially agriculture. With diplomatic relations being restored between the U.S. and Cuba, Hutchinson said this was an ideal time to begin building a relationship. The visit is the first by an American governor since the U.S. re-opened its embassy there in July.

Gov. Hutchinson planning Cuba trade trip

Sep 3, 2015

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be joining a group of Arkansas agricultural business interests on a trade trip to Cuba later this month.

The delegation is being led by the Rogers-based World Trade Center Arkansas and is expected to include representatives from Tyson Foods, Riceland Foods and other in-state agri-related businesses. The dates of the trip are Sept. 28-30.