Republicans ignored Gov. Asa Hutchinson's concerns about "vast government overreach."
Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he will veto the anti-transgender bill that would have banned doctors from providing necessary health care to trans kids.
The bill, HB 1570, was passed overwhelmingly by the state legislature — which can still override the governor’s veto.
The state legislature overwhelmingly passed the bill, part of a nationwide effort by Republicans to target transgender youth.
Republican Asa Hutchinson said the bill ensures female athletes will "not have to compete in a sport against a student of the male sex."
The legislation prohibits abortion in the state unless a pregnancy poses a risk to the mother's life. A legal challenge to the bill is virtually certain.
Jim Hendren’s announcement closes the door on him seeking the GOP nomination for governor in 2022, but he hasn’t ruled out running as an independent.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said the president should be "truthful" and "realistic" about the COVID-19 crisis.
With states reopening, workers who had been staying home to avoid the coronavirus will no longer be eligible for unemployment, forcing a choice between health and livelihood.
Asa Hutchinson said people can’t “cloister” themselves at home and that handling the epidemic is a matter of practicing self-discipline and testing.