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Arkansas Gov Puts Money Aside for Rainy Virus Day

LITTLE ROCK, AR (Ben Caxton) — As of Saturday morning, Arkansas has a new fund to help offset expenses and losses caused as the state battles the Wuhan COVID-19 Coronavirus. Governor Asa Hutchinson signed the measure putting $173 million into a state coronavirus piggybank. Arkansas is expected to lose as much as $353 million in revenue in the coming months from business being shut down to extending the tax filing deadline for state tax-payers. As of Saturday, the state reported 404 confirmed cases of the virus, with five deaths.

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