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Ark. GOP majority could alter Beebe plans

Republicans in Arkansas aiming for a takeover of the state House and Senate next week could be in a position to alter the plans of a Democratic governor who's enjoyed a string of victories at the statehouse over the past several years.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republicans in Arkansas aiming for a takeover of the state House and Senate next week could be in a position to alter the plans of a Democratic governor who's enjoyed a string of victories at the statehouse over the past several years.

Republican leaders in both chambers are planning policy shifts on taxes, Medicaid and several other issues if the GOP wins a majority in both chambers for the first time since Reconstruction. It's an election that could shake up the last regular session for Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe, who was re-elected in 2010 and won't be on next week's ballot.

Beebe won't lay out most of his agenda until after the election. But Republicans are already detailing areas where they're likely to split with him in next year's session.

 

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