JANUARY 16, 2007 - Posted at 3:33 p.m. CST
LITTLE ROCK, AR - On a 95-0 vote, the Arkansas House of Representatives today approved a proposal to allow consolidated utility districts to participate with out-of-state agencies. The bill would also allow Jonesboro's City Water & Light to invest in a power plant in Louisiana.
In other legislative actions today, the House also passed a bill that would make spouses of military members called to active duty eligible for a refund of their college tuition. The vote was 95-to-0 and the bill advances to the Senate.
In the Senate, members voted 35-to-0 to pass the general appropriation bill to pay for the running of the core operation of state government. The measure easily passed the House last week.