Governor lays out plans for '17 Arkansas legislative session

     (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

were worthy.


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