Says, ‘Past time for this order to be made law,’ ‘permanently levels the playing field for union and non-union contractors’
LITTLE ROCK –Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today issued the following statement after Governor Asa Hutchinson signed Senate Bill 426 (SB 426) into law:
“By creating open and fair competition among government contractors, Arkansas taxpayer dollars will be spent more efficiently. SB 426, by Sen. Jon Woods (R-Springdale), permanently levels the playing field for union and non-union contractors who would like to do business with the State. This is not a new concept. It has been the policy of Arkansas through executive order for almost 10 years, and it is past time for this order to be made law.”
About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin
Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014, and completed his second term as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 18 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their two children.