- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants lawmakers to lower tax rates in an effort to compete in the “global marketplace.”

Hutchinson went to the Capitol steps to deliver his first major address to the public. Skies were clear and temperatures were in the 30s. He wore a black overcoat.

The governor says that, in addition to lowering taxes, particularly on the middle-class, the state needed to improve job training in high schools and two-year colleges, offer computer science in every high school and eliminate unreasonable regulations on businesses.

Hutchinson was sworn in earlier Tuesday and spoke to lawmakers briefly on many of the same themes.

The new governor says that when people work, they should be better off, and that when they work hard enough they should climb the economic ladder.

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