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Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson Delivers State of the State Address 2017

Arkansas State Capitol

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is urging the state Legislature to support his plans including a $50 million dollar tax cut for more than 600,000 low income residents. 

Hutchinson delivered the State of the State address to a joint session of the state House and Senate. He delivered the address on the second day of the 91st General Assembly. 

Hutchinson also touched on a new grant program to boost high school participation in high demand fields of study and the creation of a task force to make changes to the tax code.  This is a special KASU.org digital broadcast of his State of the State address in its entirety. 

Some topics he discusses in his address include:

  • Creating a Blue Ribbon Task Force to address fixing the tax code.
  • Developing the ArFuture Grants program to encourage high school student to enter into high-demand fields of study at a technical college.
  • Making the government more efficient by eliminating unnecessary boards and committees.
  • A $13 million tax break for millitary veterans.

The audio is from ArkansasHouse.org.

A Northeast Arkansas native from Wynne, I’ve been involved with radio for about 15 years. I got my Bachelor of Arts degree from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, where I also served as an award-winning News Director for 2 years at KSWH-LP.