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Foster’s plant deal clears committee

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Rep. Jim Fannin, D-Jonesboro, chairs the House Appropriations Committee and made his support for the bill clear to fellow members.

Walsworth’s bill, which already has full Senate approval, is slated to move to the House floor on Thursday.

If approved there, Gov. Bobby Jindal said he would sign it immediately, making it the first passed bill passed of this session. It would then next week move on to the Joint Budget Committee, which would consider appropriating $50 million toward the sale.

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