Gov. Mike Beebe will appear before the Arkansas Senate at 1:30 p.m. today to answer questions about a proposed new steel mill.
The Senate will be meeting as a “committee of the whole,” which is less formal than a typical Senate session.
Arkansas Economic Development Commission Director Grant Tennille is also set to appear.
The governor also will also appear for a similar session in the House of Representatives at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Beebe helped unveil plans for the Big River Steel Project last week; the huge undertaking is dependent on $125 million in state financing.
The governor is urging lawmakers to sign off on state aid for project.
The $1.1 billion plant, which is planned for Mississippi County, would create 525 jobs once it is operational.
Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.