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Asa Hutchinson Responds to Ross' Pre-K Plan

LITTLE ROCK, AR (News Release) - "I support efforts to increase funding for our existing Pre-K program but the Ross-Burkhalter plan to expand Pre-K to families making up to 400% of the Federal Poverty Level is a classic example of over promising in an election year and it is irresponsible.

Gov. Beebe has not been able to fully fund the current program and we should not be promising a bigger government program when we haven't met our current needs. Politicians in Washington, D.C. make promises to spend money without explaining how they'll pay for it. That is how Washington creates a deficit but it is not how Arkansas should manage its budget. A serious candidate for governor will not make spending increases without telling us where the money will come from."

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