LITTLE ROCK Ark. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe says he's confident both parties in the Arkansas Legislature will find a way to work together after Republicans wrested control of the state Senate and were poised to win a majority in the House.
Beebe told reporters on Wednesday that he had expected Tuesday's election to produce a closely divided Legislature for either party. Republicans won a majority in the state Senate for the first time since Reconstruction and could take control of the House as well.
Republicans made the legislative gains while also taking all 4 of Arkansas' congressional seats.
Beebe said the election wouldn't change his agenda for next year's session, including a likely push to continue cutting the state's grocery tax. Republicans say they want to focus on cutting the state's income taxes.Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.