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story.lead_photo.caption Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is seen in this file photo.

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas' governor is holding a series of public town halls around the state to talk about his proposals for next year's legislative session, including a plan to reorganize state agencies and an effort to cut taxes.

Hutchinson's office Wednesday said the town halls would begin with an event Monday at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Hutchinson also plans town halls later this month in Jonesboro, Hot Springs, Fort Smith and northwest Arkansas.

Hutchinson last week proposed an agency reorganization that would cut the number of cabinet-level agencies from 42 to 15.

Hutchinson is a Republican who was first elected in 2014. He's running for re-election next month against Democratic challenger Jared Henderson.


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  • dearlo
    October 11, 2018 at 12:47 a.m.

    He can pay me to sit behind him, I will frown and make faces the whole time.No way will he get our votes!

  • GeneralMac
    October 11, 2018 at 1:01 p.m.

    DEARLO.......He didn't get your vote last time and won easily.

    Why should this time be different.

  • theaverageman
    October 12, 2018 at 9:12 a.m.

    I noticed that there are town hall meetings scheduled in South Arkansas, so I wouldn't say "around the state" it should be the "around the northern half of the state" instead.