Senate Panel Recommends Boosting School Funding by $132.5 Million in Session

APRIL 4, 2006 - Posted at 8:12 a.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Members of the Arkansas Legislature have gotten down to work quickly as they met in special session at Little Rock yesterday.  The session was called by Governor Huckabee after the state Supreme Court ruled in December that the Legislature hadn't provided enough money for the state's public schools.  Huckabee also put several other items on the special session call.

After the session began, the Senate Education Committee recommended passage of $132.5 million in additional funding for the state's 251 school districts.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)