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Arkansas governor signs police payments bill as session ends

Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed into law legislation giving law enforcement officers a one-time payment of $5,000.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed legislation giving one-time payments to thousands of law enforcement officers around the state as lawmakers wrapped up this year's session. 

Hutchinson signed legislation Tuesday that sets aside $50 million to give $5,000 one-time payments to city and county law enforcement officers, as well as state parole and probation officers.

The legislation also will grant $2,000 one-time payments to state troopers. Another bill Hutchinson signed will increase the starting salary for state troopers.

“This was a public service session in which we showed our appreciation and the value we place on our law enforcement officers,” Gov. Hutchinson said. “There’s not been a session of the legislature that’s done more to my knowledge for law enforcement.” 

Hutchinson signed the measures shortly after lawmakers recess this year's session.

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