Arkansas governor forms panel on state’s share of virus aid

Arkansas News

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks to reporters at the state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. The governor formed a steering committee to come up with plans for spending the state’s share of the latest federal coronavirus relief package. (AP Photo/Andrew Demillo)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has formed a panel to come up with ways to spend the $1.5 billion the state is receiving from the federal coronavirus relief package.

The Republican governor, on Tuesday, signed an order creating a 14-member steering committee for the state’s share of the $1.9 trillion relief measure that became law in March.

Hutchinson formed a similar committee for the coronavirus relief money that was approved last year.

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