- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas’ new governor says today is a “new day” in the state.

In remarks to a crowd outside the Capitol on Tuesday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson says new Republican majorities in statewide offices and GOP strength at the Legislature require a new look at how government works.

He said, however, that governing is not just about politics. He says it is important that people of different political parties set aside differences and find a common ground.

Hutchinson was sworn in earlier Tuesday as Arkansas’ 46th governor. He said in his inaugural address that political differences are smaller than imagined and that all government officials “care about the state we love.”

He said that, by working together, politicians can enhance freedom and a spirit that is uniquely American and uniquely Arkansan.

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