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Legislative Groups OK Bonds Plan for Lockheed Martin Project

Legislative Groups OK Bonds Plan for Lockheed Martin Project
Gov. Asa Hutchinson and officials with Lockheed Martin show off the company's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

An $87 million incentive package aimed at luring a defense contract to south Arkansas was endorsed by legislative committees on Tuesday, a move that the Republican governor says could help the state land its first vehicle assembly plant.
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IHS: Lockheed Martin Deal Means $16.3M Benefit to Arkansas

A defense project Arkansas hopes to land with an incentive package will provide a $16.3 million net benefit to the state over a 25-year period, a consultant hired by the Legislature said in a report issued Friday ahead of next week's special session.
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Arkansas Session Tests Hutchinson for Future Fights (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson appears unlikely to face any insurmountable obstacles in his push for incentives to lure a defense project to the state, or any of the other major items on his agenda when lawmakers convene this week.
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