House Members Can Keep Collecting Money During Special Session

April 8, 2006 - Posted at 12:40 p.m.  CST

LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ Arkansas House members can collect campaign

contributions again, even though the current special session won't

formally end until May First.

House members voted yesterday to suspend a rule that prevented

members from taking campaign money during a special session.

Members were worried an extended break in contributions would

disrupt campaigning for the May 23rd primaries.

Legislators entered a recess yesterday after approving a school

funding bill, but the special session stays in effect for the rest

of the month.

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