Update: Asa Hutchinson Details Special Session Agenda | Arkansas Business News | ArkansasBusiness.com

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Update: Asa Hutchinson Details Special Session Agenda | Arkansas Business News | ArkansasBusiness.com

A special legislative session focusing on economic development incentives also will include an effort to move up Arkansas’ primary, a reorganization of some agencies and a change in the state’s driving while intoxicated law, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday.

Hutchinson is backing a proposal to move Arkansas’ primary from May to March, part of an effort to create a regional presidential nominating contest among southeastern states that supporters have dubbed the “SEC primary.” Unlike a bill that stalled in the Legislature earlier this year, the proposal would move up all of Arkansas’ primaries and not just the presidential contest.

The proposal also would move next year’s legislative session from February to April. Hutchinson spokesman J.R. Davis said the governor is backing the move because it would be revenue-neutral compared to splitting the primaries.

 

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