Arkansas House shifts focus to state agency reshuffle; lawmakers aim to vote on bill soon

Arkansas Online: Legislation that would implement Gov. Asa Hutchinson's government-reorganization plan is expected to begin its journey in the House this week, said House Speaker Matthew Shepherd, R-El Dorado.

The Republican governor wants to reduce the number of state agencies reporting to him from 42 to 15. If enacted, the legislation would represent the most sweeping reorganization of state government since then-Gov. Dale Bumpers, a Democrat, led an effort that reduced the number of agencies from 60 to 13 in 1971.

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