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Arkansas leaders mull over Gov. Asa Hutchinson's vetoes

Gov. Asa Hutchinson (Source: Arkansas Governor's Office) Gov. Asa Hutchinson (Source: Arkansas Governor's Office)
LITTLE ROCK (AP) -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas leaders are mulling over Gov. Asa Hutchinson's vetoes of recent measures.
    
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Hutchinson vetoed an El Dorado Republican's legislation that would make unlawful mass picketing a misdemeanor offense and a measure that would ban the enforcement division of Alcoholic Beverage Control from enforcing laws related to gaming or gambling devices.
    
Republican Sen. Trent Garner says he doesn't plan on asking the Legislature to override the governor's veto of the picketing bill.
    
But Republican Sen. Scott Flippo, whose measure is aimed at helping places such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Elks clubs, says he's considering it. Flippo says his bill would make local law enforcement officers and prosecutors responsible for enforcing state laws relating to gambling devices.
    
Hutchinson said Tuesday that he appreciates Garner's understanding and is looking forward to continuing discussions with Flippo.    
    
Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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