Beebe informs House on steel-mill specifics

Meeting eased some worries, Carter says

Posted: February 7, 2013 at 12:19 a.m.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --02/06/13-- Gov. Mike Beebe speaks to members of the House of Representatives Wednesday concerning the proposed $1.1 billion steel mill near Osceola. Beebe is asking the Arkansas Legislature to authorize the issuance of $125 million in bonds for the mill.

A nearly three-hour meeting led by the governor and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission on Wednesday helped quell House members’ concerns about the state’s role in a proposed $1.1 billion steel mill in northeast Arkansas, House Speaker Davy Carter said.

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