Courtesy: Office of Arkansas Governor

GOVERNOR'S TAX CUTS - Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) signed a bill into law last Wednesday resulting in $50 million in tax cuts to Arkansans set to go into effect in 2019.  The bill received overwhelming bipartisan support and easily passed in both the house and senate.  The timing of the tax cut bill is a bit awkward as the state finance officials have revealed the state's net revenue has actually fallen $57 million below forecast.  The governor has asked state agencies to make contingency plans in anticipation of budget cuts.  The tax cut bill will go into effect in 2019.

Press Image / Sam Pacetti

Airs Friday, February 3, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll wander through the end of Childhood with tracks by Pink Floyd, Verlon Thompson, Poi Dog Pondering, Jethro Tull, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Steppenwolf in our first hour. Then we'll travel to the Sunday Sampler Concert series for a performance by Finger Picking Master Sam Pacetti, and in our final hour we'll ponder What Would the Community Think. 

Courtesy: Ark. House of Representatives

ARKANSAS CAMPUS-CARRY BILL:  The House passed a bill Thursday that would require public colleges and universities to allow staff members to carry concealed weapons on campus over the schools' objections. Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville, who is sponsoring House Bill 1249, opened his arguments for his bill with a list of shooting deaths at schools around the country. The vote was 71-22 on a largely party-line vote. It heads to the Senate.