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Monday, Feb. 27, 2017
The Story of Scipio Jones
Posted Monday, February 20, at 3:20 PM
When I think about black history in Arkansas, I am always reminded of the pivotal role African Americans have played in the development of our state. From trailblazers like Daisy Bates, to poets like Maya Angelou, many exceptional black Americans have called Arkansas home...

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Retired Military Tax Cut
Posted Tuesday, February 14, at 9:48 AM

It's been two years since Adam and Brittany Boccher moved to Little Rock from Houston, Texas. Because Adam is a seventeen-year Air Force Special Investigations Agent, his family is accustomed to adapting whenever his orders take them somewhere new...

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$50 Million Tax Cut Passes
Posted Tuesday, February 7, at 9:41 AM

The 91st General Assembly opened on January 9 and the session is now in full swing. I am honored to work with our legislature to make our state a better state to live, work and retire. With the approval of the General Assembly, I am pleased to announce the passage of my $50 million tax cut through both houses with overwhelming bipartisan support. The bill arrived on my desk on Wednesday of this week, and I was proud to sign it into law...

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RISE to the occasion
Posted Tuesday, January 31, at 10:11 AM

Reading has always been one of my favorite pastimes. Today, most of my reading goes home with me in binders of issues and ideas for our state, information on the next day's meetings and new legislation. But whenever I get the chance, I love to sit down with a good book and expand my understanding of the world around me...

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Daisy growing in Arkansas
Posted Tuesday, January 24, at 9:08 AM

Earlier this week, I attended the 2017 Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Show, known as the SHOT Show, where I had the privilege of announcing more jobs are coming to Arkansas. I joined officials from Daisy Outdoor Products and their parent company, Gamo Outdoors USA, to announce Daisy is expanding in Rogers, where the company is headquartered and manufactures airguns. ...

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Looking Forward to the 91st General Assembly
Posted Tuesday, January 10, at 8:53 AM

This week, the State Capitol was buzzing as the final days of preparation before the upcoming legislative session came to an end. Monday, January 9, 2017 will mark the beginning of the 91st General Assembly of the Arkansas State Legislature. The state legislature has changed a lot throughout our state's rich history. Over the years, members of the General Assembly have expressed positions and perspectives as diverse as the people of Arkansas, themselves...

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Year in Review
Posted Tuesday, January 3, at 9:46 AM

In 1902, Winston Churchill was interviewed for an article in the newspaper. When asked what qualities a politician required, Churchill humorously responded, "The ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year -- and then to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen."...

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Back to the Basics
Posted Tuesday, December 27, at 9:12 AM

Christmas has a way of bringing us back to the basics. For me, that means counting my blessings, especially when it comes to faith and family. It's a time that brings back memories of my youth, or when my now-grown children would sing in the kid's Christmas program at church. Yes, Christmas time is special for Arkansans young and old...

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Governor talks tax cuts
Posted Tuesday, December 20, at 9:47 AM

During my campaign for Governor, one the most important pieces of my platform was my promise to lower our state income tax. Shortly after being sworn in as Governor in January of 2015, I signed into law a $100 million Middle Class Tax Cut, the largest income tax cut in Arkansas history. On Tuesday of this week, I announced my second round of tax cuts--this time a $50 million cut to the state's income tax rate...

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Christmas at the Mansion
Posted Tuesday, December 6, at 1:02 PM

One August day in 1741, George Frideric Handel sat down in his England home feeling so inspired by the Biblical account of Jesus Christ's birth, death and resurrection, that he began writing what would become one of the most famous musical compositions in history. ...

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Give thanks
Posted Tuesday, November 29, at 10:33 AM

In 1621, the first Thanksgiving was held in Plymouth Colony between the Mayflower Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians. Historically, the first Thanksgiving was not the feast we enjoy today. Rather, it was a time when the Native Americans and European settlers gathered together to give thanks...

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Arkansas has a rich history of leaders
Posted Tuesday, November 22, at 9:09 AM

Arkansas has a rich history of leaders whose contributions have done much to increase the quality of life for the people of our state. From business leaders who employed tens of thousands across generations to philanthropists whose gifts have made the arts accessible to all Arkansans, these leader's contributions have made their mark...

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Arkansas Black Hall of Fame
Posted Tuesday, November 8, at 9:09 AM

The Induction Ceremony for the 24th Annual Arkansas Black Hall of Fame is always a noteworthy day--a day to celebrate the contributions of dedicated individuals with a history of accomplishments. For twenty-four years, the Black Hall of Fame Foundation has recognized the rich historical contributions of some of Arkansas's best and brightest leaders in business, medicine, law, music, media and more...

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Issue seven disqualified
Posted Tuesday, November 1, at 9:07 AM

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 to the validity of the signatures on issue seven was decided so close to the General Election. ...

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Jobs Back to Arkansas
Posted Tuesday, October 25, at 2:06 PM

I am delighted to wrap up another successful trade mission in China with my Arkansas Economic Development Commission team. This week, I signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Suzhou Tianyuan Garments Company, which will result in the creation of 400 new jobs and an investment of $20 million in Little Rock...

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Energy in Arkansas
Posted Wednesday, October 19, at 3:05 PM

This week, Arkansas watched and stood ready to assist as Hurricane Matthew took a toll on our nation's eastern coast. We were saddened to hear of the devastating loss of life, destruction of property, and hardship for the communities impacted by the storm. Hurricane Matthew caused damage from Florida to Georgia to the Carolinas, including widespread power outages for about 2.2 million households...

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Protecting and Serving Arkansas
Posted Tuesday, October 11, at 8:57 AM

Last week, I welcomed thirty-two Arkansas State Police Recruits to the 2016 Recruit School Graduation. As I addressed Arkansas's newest State Troopers, I thought back to the many stories I had heard just the night before at the Chiefs of Police Banquet -- stories from some of Arkansas's most seasoned officers who have experienced their fair share of interesting moments on the job. Their accounts made it clear to me that Arkansas's newest State Troopers have quite a future ahead of them...

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Be Neighborly
Posted Tuesday, October 4, at 8:02 AM

President John F. Kennedy once said, "The war against hunger is truly mankind's war of liberation." In Arkansas, one in five people are food insecure. One in four children face hunger and forty percent of senior citizens are uncertain of the next time they will receive a nutritious meal...

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Autumn in Arkansas
Posted Tuesday, September 27, at 9:27 AM

American journalist Jim Bishop once wrote, "Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons." And I would argue that autumn in Arkansas carries the most gold of all. Yesterday marked the first official day of the fall season, one of my favorite times of the year. It's a season for family, football, hunting, pumpkin pie and, most of all, for some of Arkansas's best festivals...

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Saving for College with 529
Posted Tuesday, September 20, at 9:00 AM

LITTLE ROCK - In the year 1173, construction of the Leaning Tower of Pisa began in Italy. After more than three centuries, the great leaning tower was finally completed. The architects had not originally designed for the tower to lean, but because of poor planning and an uneven foundation, the Leaning Tower of Pisa will never stand straight...

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