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Arkansas governor's proposal on reserve cash wins plaudits, but some in state raising questions

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Photographs by Flip Putthoff

Gov. Asa Hutchinson delivers remarks Tuesday Jan. 16 2018 at the North American Free Trade Agreement summit in Rogers.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposal to set aside nearly $48 million of what he calls surplus money into a new reserve fund is winning praise from some Republican lawmakers who want to slow the growth of state spending with an eye toward paying for future income-tax cuts.

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Rep. Lane Jean, R-Magnolia + Enlarge

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Sen. Joyce Elliott, D-Little Rock + Enlarge

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PM1118 says...

Outrageous plan when they pay nothing to support UAMS Colleges. At some point, this State is going to have to fund medical education. Prudent saving is great - but not when an institution is in dire straights. Guess he figures that if he deprives enough citizens of access to health care, we won’t need more doctors anyway.

Posted 21 January 2018, 8:06 p.m. Suggest removal

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