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Gov. Hutchinson delivers State of the State Address

Gov. Asa Hutchinson provided the State of the State Address on Tuesday morning, Jan. 12 to members of the Arkansas General Assembly.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Gov. Asa Hutchinson provided his last State of the State Address on Tuesday morning, Jan. 12 to members of the Arkansas General Assembly.

The governor read parts of letters supporting hate-crimes legislation. This legislation would create enhanced penalties for crimes motivated by the victim's race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or nationality. 

He also urged lawmakers to continue to uphold his COVID-19 emergency declaration.

You can watch the address here:

On Monday, Jan. 11, Arkansas' new crop of legislators opened the 93rd General Assembly Monday at the State Capitol in Little Rock.