LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A state lawmaker wants to cut the budget for Lt. Gov. Bill Halter's office and lay off all but one of his staffers.
Rep. Keith Ingram, a Democrat from West Memphis, proposed the cuts to Halter's budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Ingram proposed cutting Halter's full-time staffers from four to one.
Ingram says he's not singling out Halter's office, but that he's worried it was employing too many people and costing the state too much money.
The Joint Budget Committee on Monday referred the proposal to a subcommittee on personnel.