Back mill with bonds, Beebe tells state senators

Posted: February 5, 2013 at 12:52 a.m.

Gov. Mike Beebe speaks to members of the Arkansas Senate at the Capitol in Little Rock on Monday, urging them to support a $1.1 billion steel plant project in Mississippi County. Lawmakers will need to approve $125 million in bonds to help finance the project.

The Arkansas Legislature should authorize the issuance of $125 million in bonds for a proposed $1.1 billion steel mill near Osceola because it’s an investment worth the risk, Gov. Mike Beebe and other state officials told senators on Monday.

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