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Senator Boozman meets with Cross County officials

WYNNE, AR (KAIT) - An Arkansas senator leaves Washington to let Region 8 residents know what's been taking place at the nation's capitol.

Senator John Boozman made a stop in Wynne Friday morning to speak with Cross County elected officials. Mayor of Wynne, Bob Stacy, says he and other city leaders were pleased to hear of his visit. "It was good to hear that he was coming," Stacy said. "His roots are from the other side of the state. Anytime you have one of your senators come and visit your community is great. We're very excited."

Senator Boozman said he while he was stopping in areas throughout Arkansas to share information with local residents, he was also eager to learn some things himself. "I'm going to visit and talk a little bit about what's going on in Washington, but more importantly, I want to learn about the local issues and the things that are on people's minds," Boozman said. "So, we'll be talking about things that are unique to the region. Various projects that are affected and really just any way we can be of help. The nice thing about this office is trying to use the power for good. And it's just everybody working together to move the state forward."

Stacy said he was grateful for the opportunity to discuss a number of different issues with the senator. "We have so many problems with jobs, unemployment and our delta region is lacking in funding and jobs and that's the main thing I'd like to talk to him about," Stacy stated. "As well, I have issue being a farmer. I'm hoping he'll take some good stance and he has so far with farm programs, our new farm bill coming up."

If there was one thing Senator Boozman said he was hoping to get across to people, it was a sense of security that came with knowing what is going on. "I think the thing that's on everybody's mind right now and it doesn't matter if you're in Eastern Arkansas or Southern Arkansas is jobs, jobs, jobs and the economy," Boozman said. "You know, what can we do to be helpful in that regard and I think the biggest thing is trying to get some certainty. Letting people know what their taxes are going to be. They're concerned about fuel prices, concerned about future of healthcare increases; those are the things that are on people's minds. So, if we can get some certainty then people will start having the confidence to start hiring people."

Boozman says he will continue to visit with people across the state and that his office is always open.

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