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Griffin Selects Samantha’s Tap Room & Wood Grill to Represent Arkansas in Louisiana’s 13th Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off

June 23, 2016

Says Samantha’s team, ‘will be a fierce competitor in the cook-off’

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin announced today that he has selected head chef John Munday and sous chef Marshall Smith of Samantha’s Tap Room & Wood Grill in …   - Read More >


Griffin to Select Arkansas Chef to Compete in Louisiana’s 13th Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off

June 02, 2016

Says, ‘will be a great opportunity to showcase Arkansas’s extraordinary culinary talent at no cost to the taxpayer’

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today announced that Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser has invited …   - Read More >


Griffin: Honor Those Who Paid Ultimate Price by Teaching Next Generation Value of Service

May 30, 2016

Says, ‘let us see today as an opportunity to teach children to respect and honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. . . .’

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin issued the following statement today in honor of Memorial Day …   - Read More >


Griffin Mourns Passing of Ray Thornton

April 13, 2016

Says, ‘legacy is inspirational to the next generation of leaders’

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Ray Thornton:

“I was saddened this morning to hear of the passing …   - Read More >


Griffin Hires Deputy Legal Counsel and Communications Director

April 13, 2016

Says Grygar, ‘brings a broad professional and educational background,’ ‘will be an asset working with the legislature’

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today announced the hiring of Deputy Legal Counsel and Communications …   - Read More >


Griffin Welcomes British Consul General Bell to Arkansas

April 07, 2016

Says, ‘we had productive discussions regarding strengthening ties between Arkansas and the United Kingdom and potential areas of greater economic cooperation, including the aerospace industry’

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin …   - Read More >


Griffin Applauds Education Board’s Decision to Expand Charter Schools, Clear Way for More Choice

April 01, 2016

Says, ‘charter schools empower parents by expanding options and creating competition’

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin issued the following statement after the State Board of Education approved the expansion of charter schools …   - Read More >


Griffin Testifies for Office Budget that Cuts Spending by Over 15%, Reduces Staff Slots by 25%

March 10, 2016

Says, ‘the reorganization focuses on better serving Arkansans and reflects my responsibility to do more, spend less’

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin issued the following statement regarding his testimony in favor of his budget …   - Read More >


Griffin Sends Letter to Board of Education in Support of School Choice and Charter Schools

March 09, 2016

Says, ‘charter schools empower parents by expanding their child’s educational options’

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin issued the following statement after sending a letter to each member of the State Board of Education:

“As …   - Read More >


Griffin Recommends ‘Bold, Innovative and Comprehensive’ Reorganization of DHS

March 07, 2016

Says, scrap ‘silo-prone divisional structure’ and replace with ‘integrated human services delivery to serve our most vulnerable Arkansans better and save taxpayer dollars’

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin issued the following …   - Read More >


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