Ark. Gov. Sanders racks up big wins in first legislative session

Bills to cut taxes, overhaul education, and crack down on crime were among her priorities to start the year.
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders answers reporters’ questions at a news conference at the state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo)

The Arkansas legislature adjourned its 2023 session last week after delivering new Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R), the youngest chief executive of any state, a series of victories to kick off her four-year term.

Sanders heralded the end of the session Monday by signing into law a $124 million personal and corporate income tax cut, which she said marked a step toward eliminating it altogether.

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