Governor Hutchinson likely will call a special session the week of Oct. 25 “focused” on an income tax cut, his spokesperson said today.

“Focused.” Complicated word.

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Will the governor limit his call to cutting income taxes (his spokesperson says yes)? Expect the focus also to be putting the most dollars — 50 to 75 percent of the windfall — into the top 5 percent of taxpayers.

And if even if the governor doesn’t add other items, can he prevent another runaway session?  A replay of the recent COVID tragicomedy? An effort to pass a Texas-style abortion ban by vigilantes? The legislature can add items for consideration by a two-thirds vote.

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With Rapert, Ballinger, Garner, Ladyman, Bentley and their ilk in the mix — and with the usual compliance from a Republican majority either similarly inclined or too cowardly or impotent to stop them — anything is possible.