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Legislative Session

Legislators will have to return to Little Rock next week to wrap up the business of the legislative session.

Lawmakers had been aiming to finish the session this week, but that was prevented by a rift in the state senate over millions of dollars in state money set aside for projects in legislative districts.

House speaker Bob Stovall of Quitman said lawmakers need to get their business done, but they don't need to rush and make mistakes.

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