Monday, May 11, 2015

Governor To Call Special Legislative Session

Editor's note: With Gov. Hutchinson's intent to call a special session, expect several other issues to be added to the special session including the Republicans intent to push for a special Presidential Primary moved to May 2015. The worse case scenario will be if they move the entire primary to save money to May which would be almost a de-facto guarantee that all recent incumbents will almost no opposition in the Primary election and potentially setting-up securing re-election in the General election to their current position.

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson intends to call a special session of the Arkansas General Assembly for a limited purpose to consider an Amendment 82 bond issue for a “super project” industrial opportunity in south Arkansas. If approved, this project would create, over time, almost 600 jobs while securing more than 1,100 jobs for the life of the project. An official call for the special session set for May 26th will go out later this month.

“Job creation and economic development is the No. 1 priority for my administration, and we have a great opportunity here to create hundreds of new, good-paying jobs in Arkansas — and retain hundreds more,” Governor Hutchinson said. “If approved by the legislature, this project would not only create hundreds of jobs, but it would also put Arkansas on the map in terms of vehicle assembly and the potential for a major defense contract. Of course, any obligation to the state will be conditioned upon an actual award from the United States Army.”

Approved by voters in 2004, Amendment 82 allows the state to issue bonds to finance infrastructure and other needs in order to attract major projects to the state of Arkansas.

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