The governor of Arkansas is the head of government of the U. S. state of Arkansas. The governor is the head of the executive branch of the Arkansas government and is charged with enforcing state laws, they have the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Arkansas General Assembly, to convene the legislature, to grant pardons, except in cases of treason and impeachment. The state has had 46 elected governors, as well as 11 acting governors who assumed powers and duties following the resignation or death of the governor. Before becoming a state, Arkansas Territory had four governors appointed to it by the president of the United States. Orval Faubus served the longest term as state governor. Bill Clinton, elected 5 times over 2 distinct terms, fell only one month short of 12 years and Mike Huckabee served 10 years for two full four-year terms; the shortest term for an elected governor was the 38 days served by John Sebastian Little before his nervous breakdown. The current governor is Republican Asa Hutchinson, who took office on January 13, 2015.
Arkansaw Territory was split from Missouri Territory on July 4, 1819. As secretary of the territory from 1819 to 1829, Robert Crittenden served as acting governor whenever the appointed governor was not in the state; this meant he was the first person to perform the office of Governor of Arkansas Territory, since James Miller did not arrive in the territory until nine months after his appointment. Arkansas was admitted to the Union on June 15, 1836; the state seceded on May 6, 1861, was admitted to the Confederacy on May 18, 1861. When Little Rock, the state capital, was captured on September 10, 1863, the Confederate state government relocated to Washington, a Union government was installed in its place, causing an overlap in the terms of Confederate Governor Harris Flanagin and Union Governor Isaac Murphy. Following the end of the American Civil War, it was part of the Fourth Military District. Arkansas was readmitted to the Union on June 22, 1868; the Arkansas Constitution of 1836 established four-year terms for governors, lowered to two years in the 1874, current, constitution.
An amendment in 1984 increased the terms of both lieutenant governor to four years. Governors were limited only to serving no more than eight out of every twelve years, but the 1874 constitution removed any term limit. A referendum in 1992 limited governors to two terms; until 1864, the constitutions provided that, should the office of governor be rendered vacant, the president of the senate would serve as acting governor until such time as a new governor were elected or the disability removed, or the acting governor's senate term expired. This led to some situations where the governorship changed hands in quick succession, due to senate terms ending or new senate presidents being elected. For example, after John Sebastian Little resigned in 1907, 3 senate presidents acted as governor before the next elected governor took office. Should the president of the senate be incapacitated, the next in line for the governorship was the speaker of the state house of representatives; the 1864 constitution created the office of lieutenant governor who would act as president of the senate, who would serve as acting governor in case of vacancy.
The 1868 constitution maintained the position, but the 1874 constitution removed it and returned to the original line of succession. An amendment to the constitution, passed in 1914 but not recognized until 1925, recreated the office of lieutenant governor, who becomes governor in case of vacancy of the governor's office; the governor and lieutenant governor are not elected on the same ticket. Arkansas was a Democratic state before the Civil War, electing only candidates from the Democratic party, it elected three Republican governors following Reconstruction, but after the Democratic Party re-established control, 92 years passed before voters chose another Republican. General Constitutions Specific OfficialOfficial websiteGeneral informationGovernor of Arkansas at Ballotpedia Governors of Arkansas at The Political Graveyard Works by or about Governors of Arkansas at Internet Archive Works by or about Arkansas Office of the Governor in libraries
Nicholas Richards is a Jamaican college basketball player for the Kentucky Wildcats of the Southeastern Conference. Born and grew up in Kingston, Richards competed in soccer and track and field before being discovered by Andre Ricketts, a New York City based basketball scout, in the summer of 2013 during a basketball camp in Jamaica. Ricketts brought him to the US, where Richards attended St. Mary's High School in Manhasset, New York, he transferred to St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 2014, he was ranked a five-star recruit in the class of 2017 and committed to the University of Kentucky in November 2016. He chose Kentucky over Syracuse and Arizona. Richards played in the 2017 McDonald's All-American Boys Game, pouring in two points, grabbing two rebounds and tallying two blocked shots in 14 minutes of action. Participating in the 2017 Jordan Brand Classic, he had ten points and three boards in 16 minutes of play. Richards had career highs of 25 points and 15 rebounds on November 22, 2017, contributing to the Wildcats' 86-67 win over IPFW.
He averaged 5.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game as a freshman but saw his playing time decrease as the season went on. Richards posted 3.3 rebounds per game as a sophomore and led the team in blocks. Following the season he opted to return to Kentucky. On November 8, 2019, Richards scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Kentucky defeated Eastern Kentucky 91-49, he had 21 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks in a 71-59 win over Missouri. Richards had 25 points including the two clinching free throws and 13 rebounds on January 25, in a 76-74 overtime win over Texas Tech. On February 4, Richards set a new career-high with 27 points on an 80-72 win over Mississippi State. Richards was picked to play for the World Select Team at the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit, he saw 19:29 minutes of action during the game, grabbing three rebounds. ESPN profile nbadraft.net profile usbasket.com profile draftexpress.com profile
Anthology: 1995–2010 is the second posthumous compilation album by Prince, released digitally by NPG Records, in association with Legacy Recordings, through streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music on August 17, 2018. The compilation was released alongside most of Prince's albums between 1995's The Gold Experience and 2010's 20Ten being made available for the first time on streaming platforms outside of Tidal, the only streaming service to have exclusive rights to the catalog from that era; the album comprises 37 songs. One major omission, noted by fans and the press, was Prince's only UK Number One single "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World", from 1995; this is due to a long-running Copyright dispute that had not been settled by the time of Prince's death in 2016 leaving the song in limbo. This leaves the'Gold Experience' reissue in doubt