State Officials Gather in Springdale to Talk With Public About Key Issues


On Saturday, Arkansas state officials gathered in Springdale for the annual Lincoln Day Event. Governor Asa Hutchinson, Senator Tom Cotton, and Representative Steve Womack gathered at Springdale High School to talk about issues in Arkansas such as DACA, medical marijuana, and the opiod epidemic. 

Gov. Hutchinson took the stage first hitting topics like job growth here in Northwest Arkansas. 

But Senator Tom Cotton and Representative Womack were Saturday night’s key speakers. They addressed different issues not only in our state but in the country such as immigration and government funding. 

“On the one hand we give legal status to those people who were in that situation who were brought here through no fault of their own children as young children but on the other hand we control those negative side effects we secure our southern border we enforce the laws.” said Sen. Cotton

“Funding the government the way we’ve been doing it and this is been going on since I’ve been in Congress I’ve been there now over seven years we have not seen a regular order since I’ve been there so we have to start some kind of processed reform. The next issue is funding the government after 8 February and sometime in early March we have a debt ceiling issue that’s going to be staring down at us.” said Rep. Womack

When we asked Governor Hutchinson about why this event was so important to him, he said the main reason is because it gives him and other elected officials to connect with the public and allows them to answer any questions citizens may have. 

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