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Bills show GOP majority’s agenda emerging

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LITTLE ROCK (Arkansas News Bureau) — The new Republican majority at the state Capitol has begun rolling out pieces of its agenda for the session, with members filing bills on topics ranging from state spending and abortion to tort reform and charter schools.

"For 138 years we have been governed in both chambers of our Legislature by a single party, Today, we as Republicans are offering Arkansas an alternative to the status quo," says the Republican House Caucus' website.

But with a Democrat still in the governor's office and Republicans holding just a slim majority in the House — 51 seats out of 100 — getting that agenda passed could be a challenge.

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