Subscribe Register Login

ArkansasOnline Legislature Coverage

TRAFFIC ALERT: U.S. 67/167 blocked by downed power lines

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 9:17 a.m.

House members, Beebe to discuss steel-mill bonds

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 1, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

— A spokesman says Gov. Mike Beebe plans to meet with House lawmakers next week to discuss his proposal to issue $125 million in state-backed bonds to help land a large steel mill in the state.

Beebe spokesman Matt DeCample said Friday that the governor would appear before the House next Wednesday to answer questions about the $1.1 billion mill that Big River Steel says it wants to build in northeast Arkansas.

Beebe says the Legislature needs to approve $125 million in bond financing to secure the project.

House Speaker Davy Carter said Friday that he would hold a “committee of the whole” so that lawmakers could begin conducting their due diligence on the proposal.

The Senate is set to hold its own meeting about the project with Beebe on Monday.

Comments on: House members, Beebe to discuss steel-mill bonds

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Facility maintenance technician

    karcher Karcher North America, the leading provider of consu...
    SPRINGDALE, AR

  • Music teacher- elem

    Cossatot River School District has the following openings: ...
    WICKES, AR

  • Lead electrician

    lead electrician needed for Cabot and Little Rock. Starting ...
    ARKADELPHIA, AR

  • Material handlers

    Ready? Set? go! we take industrial staffing seriously. $10-...
    Little Rock, AR

  • Fence installers

    -Looking The best fence installers, access control & welding...
    MABELVALE, AR

Search 858 jobs >

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online