Mike Beebe Defends Asa Hutchinson’s Work Requirement As ‘Pragmatic’ Politics

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Former Gov. Mike Beebe (L) and former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R). Photo Courtesy: TB&P.

(TB&P) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe defended Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s work requirement for Arkansas Works recipients, while former Gov. Mike Huckabee said President Clinton was more helpful when he needed something for Arkansas than President George W. Bush’s administration was.

The two spoke during a joint appearance celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement Monday (Dec. 3). Hutchinson spoke briefly at the beginning of the event.

Beebe defended the work requirement, saying Hutchinson needed to include it to maintain political support in the Legislature.

Read more about Mike Beebe’s comments on Hutchinson’s work requirement for Arkansas Works recipients from our partners at Talk Business & Politics.

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