(AP) – Arkansas’ governor says that during the 2017
legislative session he wants lawmakers to concentrate on topics dealing with his
three “Es” – economic development, education and efficiency within state
At the state Capitol on Tuesday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he wanted
legislators to “capture the essence” of what his priorities would be during next
year’s session, which starts Jan. 9. He noted legislators will likely have their
own ideas, too, particularly alternate tax plans and on social issues like
abortion or gay rights.
Hutchinson had announced many of the items before. Senate President Jonathan
Dismang said after the governor’s remarks that none of Hutchinson’s ideas
appeared doomed from the start.
The governor wouldn’t identify any of his proposals as a favorite, saying all
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