- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas lawmakers have wrapped up the regular session of the 90th General Assembly in time for Easter weekend.

The House adjourned Thursday evening after adopting a revised religious objections bill in the wake of mounting criticism that the initial legislation was anti-gay.

The Senate advanced a compromise version of the bill Wednesday night and adjourned Thursday morning. That bill was adopted by the House and Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed into law.

Representatives and senators also passed bills to cut taxes for middle-class residents and address prison overcrowding. They also advanced various social issues such through anti-abortion and pro-gun bills.

Lawmakers will return to formally adjourn by May 8.



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