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House Approves Bill on Dividing $919 Million Surplus

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The House has approved legislation dividing up the state's $919 million surplus for various projects.  By a 98-to-0 vote, the chamber approved a Senate version of the General Improvement fund proposal.  The legislation now heads to Governor Beebe's desk.

The largest chunk of the surplus would go toward a $456 million program to repair dilapidated school buildings.  It also would give lawmakers $40 million for various projects.  Beebe has discretion to spend his share of the surplus, almost $188 million.

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