Year after year, our legislature has worked to balance our state budget by the same way that we do at our kitchen tables and in our businesses every day -- by living within our means. Arkansas has fared better than other states. We were one of only four states to be without a deficit last fiscal year, and one of eight to enter the next fiscal cycle without a budget shortfall. Other states made drastic cuts to essential programs to meet budget guidelines, but in Arkansas we know that people come first.
Our leaders have worked to provide for our people and balance our state budget at the same time. I'm ready to make the tough choices to ensure we continue living within our means. By working together, we can continue fiscal responsibility by keeping our state's budget balanced while also working to provide the best results for our families right here in our community.