Rutledge Recommends $5.8 Million in Budget Reductions
November 15, 2018
Says, ‘One of my priorities in office has been to use taxpayer dollars more efficiently’
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Thursday submitted the biennial budget of the Attorney General’s office for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 to the Legislature for consideration and approval. The proposed budget cuts spending 12.1 percent in fiscal year 2020 and 10.5 percent in fiscal year 2021 from the current budget, totaling more than $5.8 million in reductions.
“One of my priorities in office has been to use taxpayer dollars more efficiently and do more with less,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “I have been given a great responsibility as the Attorney General and chief law enforcement officer of Arkansas, which is why my office has executed a record number of Medicaid fraud arrests, and has worked to reduce red tape for Arkansas businesses. Today’s proposal, as has each previous budget in my administration, continues to reduce the office’s overall costs by cutting waste while doing more to protect Arkansans."