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Hobbs, who dropped out of the governor’s race in February to run for lieutenant governor, said she’d use the office to promote “economic prosperity” and said she could help connect lower income Arkansans with nonprofits. She said she’d push for changes to the state’s workforce training.

Another proposal from Hobbs includes posting short summaries of legislation on the lieutenant governor’s website. Hobbs said she would ask for help from retired businessmen and educators in putting together the summaries. She said she didn’t believe it would duplicate the current legislative website, where users can pull up bills and track their status online.

“I’m a bottom line person, I want them to know what it does so the people at home can call their legislator and let them know how they want them to vote,” Hobbs said.


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