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Governor budgeting more money to law enforcement, developmentally disabled; discusses Omicron, political future

By Roby Brock
Talk Business & Politics

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he plans to advocate for more funding for law enforcement, the developmentally disabled, and financial reserves when he reveals his balanced budget proposal to the Arkansas legislature on Tuesday. He also said that he does not plan to propose more tax cuts despite an expected large surplus at the end of the state’s fiscal year in June.

Hutchinson, who appeared on this week’s edition of Talk Business & Politics, also discussed the Omicron variant, a $3 billion steel mill project for Arkansas, the Jan. 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol and his future in politics.

When asked if he is done proposing tax cuts, Hutchinson said he did not foresee any more effort on that front while he is in office as the recent special session has laid out a four-year blueprint for income tax reduction.

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