(AP) – Arkansas lawmakers are set to return to the Capitol
for this year’s legislative session, with dueling tax cut proposals and efforts
to launch the state’s medical marijuana program dominating the agenda.
The House and Senate are set to convene Monday for the 91st General Assembly.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson plans to address a joint session of the Legislature on
Hutchinson has called for a $50 million income tax cut for low-income
residents, but has faced pushback from some fellow Republicans who want to see a
deeper cut that will take effect more quickly. The Legislature is also expected
to take up legislation implementing the constitutional amendment voters approved
last year legalizing medical marijuana.
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