Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission announced last week that by moving three workers from high-rise offices to a different building, they plan to save $70,000.
The state commission had held a lease for executive officers on the 26th floor of the Regions Building, but decided not to renew the lease this year, according to a news release. Commission employees have previously been located in the Regions Building and in a state-owned building at 324 Spring St. in Little Rock, the release said. With this move, commissioners and staff will work in the Spring Street building; authorities said there is now enough space in the building to hold the entire commission.
“As governor, one of my top priorities has been to streamline state government to eliminate unnecessary costs for taxpayers,” Hutchinson said in the release. “The decision to house Workers’ Compensation Commissioners within the Workers’ Compensation building is great news in that regard. This common-sense move to unite the three commissioners’ offices with their staff will save Arkansas taxpayers more than $70,000 per year.”
The move will begin July 1, according to the news release.
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