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Arkansas House, Senate Complete Session with Passage of Funding Plan

April 8, 2006 - Posted at 12:52 p.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ The special session of the Arkansas

Legislature is over, after just five days of work. The lawmakers

recessed until May First, when they may come back to mop up any

problems discovered in legislation they approved.

The key piece of legislation was a 132-point-five million

dollar increase in school funding, which given final approval

yesterday. Lawmakers say they hope the new money will satisfy state

Supreme Court justices who said in December that the state didn't

provide enough money to educate Arkansas's 450-thousand school

children.

The House and Senate had to strike a late deal to save the

package. Senators agreed to limit teacher pay raises to

one-point-six percent this year and two-point-four percent next

year. That's less than they wanted initially.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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