April 15, 2006 - Posted at 12:52 p.m. CST
LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ Arkansas legislators plan to return to Little
Rock next week to try to override Governor Huckabee's veto of
570-thousand dollars in funding for a program to improve science
instruction in the public schools.
Senate leader Jim Argue and House leader Bill Stovall issued a
proclamation yesterday, calling legislators back to the state
Capitol next Friday to attempt to override Huckabee's veto of money
for the elementary science specialist program.
Huckabee vetoed the bill Wednesday after both houses of the
legislature passed it during a special session. The governor said
using money from the state Department of Higher Education for the
program would jeopardize college scholarships.
Argue and Stovall said there was enough support in both the
House and the Senate to override the veto.