Governor’s plan for overcrowding gets May’s support

A $33 million plan from Gov. Asa Hutchinson to ease a backlog of state inmates in county jails by opening new space, hiring additional parole officers and expanding alternative sentencing programs could be in line with plans Sheriff Bobby May has for seeking a one-cent sales tax for a new county jail to service the county, state and possibly other area counties.

Wright, Murdock have bills pending before Legislature

State Representatives Marshall Wright, D-Forrest City, and Reginald Murdock, D-Marianna, agree that much of the difficult work before the 90th Legislative Session has been taken care of, but admit there are still things that need to be done.