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Arkansas lawmakers begin special session on tax cuts

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers have begun a special session that’s focused on tax cuts and a school safety grant program.

The House and Senate on Tuesday convened for the session that Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson called after the state’s surplus reached $1.6 billion.

The tax cut plan includes accelerating reductions in corporate and individual income taxes that lawmakers approved last year.

Lawmakers will also take up a plan to set aside $50 million for school safety grants.

Democrats have been calling for the Legislature to take up teacher raises, but they face resistance from GOP legislative leaders.

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