Governor Hutchinson Joins Attorney General for Roundtable in Batesville
October 24, 2017
Meet with more than 25 community leaders
BATESVILLE – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge welcomed Gov. Asa Hutchinson to her hometown of Batesville today to participate in a Rutledge Roundtable. Rutledge is in her third year of holding roundtables in each of Arkansas’s 75 counties.
This year’s attendees have mostly consisted of civil, education and faith-based leaders to discuss local issues, as well as how to bolster the State’s economy, address the growing prescription drug epidemic, domestic violence, cyber crimes against children, internet safety and much more.
“I am proud to welcome our Governor to my hometown to visit with community leaders,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Not all solutions come from Little Rock, and it is important for me and the Governor to hear from Arkansans outside the capital city to learn exactly what they expect from government and how we can all work together to grow jobs, combat prescription drug abuse and protect our most vulnerable.”
“The Attorney General's statewide roundtables are a terrific opportunity to hear from business people, citizens and community leaders from all over Arkansas,” said Gov. Hutchinson. “Their insights are of great value, and I appreciate Attorney General Rutledge's invitation to attend this particular roundtable in her hometown of Batesville.”
Since taking office, Rutledge has held 225 Rutledge Roundtables with more than 2,050 attendees.
Before today’s roundtable, Gov. Hutchinson joined Rutledge at her alma mater, Southside High School, to launch Prescription for Life, a first-in-the-nation education initiative that features a digital platform to help high school students in the State understand the dangers of prescription drug misuse and how to prevent abuse. The Attorney General’s office is offering the curriculum at no cost to participating schools.