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Gov. Asa Hutchinson defends abortion laws, weighs in on recent primary results

Gov. Asa Hutchinson defended Arkansas’ potential outlawing of abortion Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union. Arkansas’ trigger law if Roe v. Wade is overturned would only permit abortion in order to save the life of the mother. Hutchinson said making exceptions for rape or incest does not reflect the will of most Arkansans.
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Governor Asa Hutchinson Appoints Interim Secretary of Health

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the appointment of Renee Mallory, RN, BSN to interim Secretary of Health. Renee Mallory, RN, BSN, served as Chief of Staff for the Arkansas Department of Health. In this role, she oversaw all aspects of financial management, information technology, governmental affairs, human resources, policies and procedures, legal services, health communications, internal audit, and facilities support services.

Governor Asa Hutchinson Appoints New Director of Department of Health

Since joining the Arkansas Department of Health in 2001, Dr. Dillaha has played a leading role in the Agency’s health promotion efforts, using a life stage approach that focuses on population-based interventions to improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans. “Dr. Dillaha has played a significant role in...

Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant nine pardons, and three commutations. An additional 61 clemency requests were denied and one had no action taken upon it. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates. The applicants intended for pardons have completed all jail...

Presidential Run Possible from Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson says he’s weighing a run for President in 2024, and adds his decision won’t be affected by whether former President Trump gets in the race. The two-term Republican Governor, who is term-limited out in two years, says it’s time for the national GOP to...

Gov. Asa Hutchinson considers presidential bid in 2024

ARKANSAS, USA — Governor Asa Hutchinson announced he could make a presidential run in 2024 and won’t have an effect on former President Donald Trump’s bid. Arkansas State Law restricts Hutchinson’s time as Governor barring him from approaching a third term. On Sunday, May 1, Trump...

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson: 2024 run ‘on the table’ even if Trump enters race

The Republican governor of Arkansas on Sunday said a run for president is “on the table” for 2024 — even if former President Donald Trump decides to enter the race. Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who is term-limited, said he believes the country has to move beyond Trump, who has yet to officially announce whether he intends to run again. Asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” about a potential bid for the White House, Hutchinson told host Dana Bash: “I am. But of course you’ve got to get through this year. That’s an option on the table.” He said whatever Trump decides to do...

Gov. Asa Hutchinson nods at presidential bid

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that he's considering running for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. A potential run by former President Donald Trump is "not a factor in my decision-making process," Hutchinson said.Driving the news: "I've made it clear I think we ought to have a different direction in the future," Hutchinson said on CNN. "I think [Trump] did a lot of good things for our country, but we need to go a different direction."Hutchinson told Axios in a statement Monday he believes in being a problem solver, "not a chaos creator," and that's...

GOP governor Asa Hutchinson criticises DeSantis for ‘punitive approach’ to Disney

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was wrong to push through a law terminating the self-governing status the state government granted to the Walt Disney Company in the 1960s, because he did so to punish the company for criticising a controversial Florida law.Mr Hutchinson, a potential 2024 presidential candidate, also criticised the company for how it handled the recently passed law which purportedly prohibits classroom discussions of sexual orientation in early primary school grades. But he said Mr DeSantis, who many polls show is a front-runner for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination should former president Donald...