Hutchinson Rolls out Veteran Assistance Plan, Ross Responds

LITTLE ROCK, AR-- Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson is rolling out a new plan to help Arkansas veterans.

According to the proposal announced Tuesday, Hutchinson wants to attract veterans to new jobs in the Natural State.

Here's a breakdown of his plan.

Hutchinson wants to eliminate residency requirements for in-state tuition for veterans at public universities.

He also wants to open more veteran treatment courts to help deal with veteran hardships.

Additionally, he wants to lower the income-tax for middle-class workers, including veterans.

In response to the plan, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike Ross' campaign with a written statement on Tuesday.

Brad Howard, spokesperson for Mike Ross for Governor wrote:

"Congressman Hutchinson's vague press release falls far short of the strong support and bold leadership our veterans deserve.

He is so out-of-touch with veterans' issues that he doesn't know Congress has already passed a law allowing veterans and their dependents to receive in-state status at all public colleges and universities in the United States.

Congressman Hutchinson has also repeatedly voted to slash veterans' benefits and against increased funding for veterans' health care, and was one of only 61 House members who refused to give up pork-barrel projects to fund quality of life improvements for our troops.

His irresponsible voting record against veterans is just more proof that Congressman Hutchinson is out of touch with Arkansas's veterans."

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