Governor Mike Beebe hopes Arkansas will not have to carry a disproportionate amount of the burden as President Obama and Congress work on a compromise for avoiding the fiscal cliff, should negotiations fail.
Beebe was back in Little Rock Wednesday after a meeting with President Obama, alongside other governors Tuesday at the White House.
The 90 minute meeting with the president also included five other governors, representing both parties and offering the states’ perspectives on negotiations.
For the first time since before the Civil War, Republicans Tuesday night won control of both chambers of the Arkansas Legislature.
Republican incumbents from Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives also won re-election, while Tom Cotton won the 4th district seat being vacated by Democrat Mike Ross.
But the margins in the state House and Senate weren't as wide as Republican leaders had hoped, suggesting both parties will still have to work together in reaching mutually satisfying agreements in the coming legislative session.
Listen to the audio link above to hear more views from voters at polling sites in central Arkansas.
Voters are at polling sites in communities across Arkansas for their final chance today to weigh-in on the issues and candidates this election cycle. At a precinct in Saline County, Leslie Bass said she was an undecided voter for a long time, but finally made up her mind.
One aspect of electioneering is quickly becoming a relic. The political jingle, a catchy campaign tune that could connect a candidate with the office he or she was running for, has fallen by the wayside in national, state and local campaigns.