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Republicans dominate Arkansas legislature as new session begins

Republicans dominate Arkansas legislature as new session begins


D IT GO? PREPORTER: IT WENT VERY WELL. PNOT TOO MUCH GOING ON. PJUST ABOUT AN HOUR, HOUR AND A PHALF FOR THE SESSION IN THE PCHAMBERS. PONE OF THE BIG CHANGES YOU WILL PSEE IF YOU COME TO THE STATE PCAPITAL IS THE SECURITY. PTHERE IS HEIGHTENED SECURITY PTHIS YEAR. PIF YOU WANT TO GO TO THE GALLERY POF THE HOUSE CHAMBERS, YOU WILL PNOW HAVE TO GO THROUGH METAL PDETECTORS AFTER YOU HAVE ALREADY PGONE THROUGH METAL DETECTORS AT PTHE FRONT DOOR. PALSO NEW THIS YEAR IS A STRONGER PREPUBLICAN RULE. PIN ARKANSAS, WE HAVNT SEEN SO P– WE HAVE NOT SEEN SO MANY PREPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS SINCE PRECONSTRUCTION. PIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PTHE GOP HAS A SUPER MAJORITY. P76 OF THE 100 HOUSE MEMBERS ARE PREPUBLICANS AFTER THREE PDEMOCRATS SWITCHED PARTIES. PGREG LEDING IS ONE OF 24 PREMAINING DEMOCRATS IN ARKANSAS’ PHOUSE. P>>I HAVE A STRONG RECORD OF PWORKING WITH REPUBLICANS ACROSS PTHE AISLE SO I’M CONFIDENT WE PWILL BE ABLE TO AGREE ON A FEW PTHINGS. PREPORTER: IN THE SENATE, 26 OUT POF 35 SENATORS ARE REPUBLICAN. PTHE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER JIM PHENDREN IS FROM GRAVETTE P>>IT MEANS WE OWN IT AND IT PMEANS WE’VE GOT TO DO IT RIGHT, PTHE REPUBLICAN PARTY BECAUSE WE PHAVE BEEN TRUSTED WITH A LOT OF PRESPONSIBILITY AND WE’VE BEEN PGIVEN THE ABILITY TO IMPLEMENT PIT. PREPORTER: WITH THE REPUBLICAN PRULE IN ALL 3 BRANCHES, SENATOR PBART HESTER OF CAVE SPRINGS SAYS PREPUBLICANS WILL TALK ABOUT HOW PTO CUT TAXES AND SPENDING AND PBRING UP SOCIAL ISSUES THAT MAY P– MORE ATTENTION. P>>I THINK THE PEOPLE OF PARKANSAS EXPECT US TO CONTINUE PTO PUSH THE ENVELOPE IN PPROTECTING THE UNBORN AND THERE PIS NO DOUBT WE’RE GOING TO DO PTHAT THIS TIME. PREPORTER: SENATOR JAKE FILES OF PFORT SMITH SAYS DESPITE PMAJORITY, HE SAYS HES LOOKING TO PIMPLEMENT THE USE OF MEDICAL PMARIJUANA THE WAY PEOPLE VOTED P>>WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL TO NOT PGO IN AND MANIPULATE THINGS PLOOKING LIKE WE GOT OUR HANDS IN PTHE MIDDLE AND CHANGE WHAT pPEOPLE REALLY WANTED. PREPORTER: LAWMAKERS HAVE UNTIL PMARCH 9. PTHAT IS JUST TWO MONTHS AWAY, TO PIMPLEMENT THE RULES AND ADOPT PRULES FOR MERRILL — FOR MEDICAL PMARIJUANA. PTHERE HAVE BEEN FILINGS TO PEXTEND THAT DATE. PTHEY EXPECT THE DATE TO BE PPUSHED BACK SO LAWMAKERS HAVE PMORE TIME TO IMPLEMENT PEVERYTHING ACCURATELY AND PCORRECTLY, THE WAY VOTERS WOULD PWANT. PTHE ALSO SAYS MEDICAL MARIJUANA

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