Lieutenant Governor Wants to Reduce Government Spending

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA) — Arkansas Lt. Governor Tim Griffin is using his own office budget as an example of his desire to reduce government spending.

Griffin presented his office budget to the Legislative Council and Joint Budget Committee earlier today, requesting the legislature freeze his office appropriation at the same level authorized for the 2017-2018 biennium. The Lt. Governor said it is all in an effort to spend tax money more wisely.

“Look at Government broadly and say, ‘Why? Why do we do it this way? Why do we do it that way? Is there a more efficient, smarter way to do that,'” Griffin questioned. “So that we can give taxpayers more value for their dollars.”

Griffin is also returning $86,100 from his 2017-2018 budget back to the state. The surplus represents 26.8 percent of Griffin’s overall budget.

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