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Lawmaker Says $100K Goes to Youth in His District

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The state Athletic Commission wants to distribute $100,000 among 33 Boys and Girls Clubs in Arkansas but a legislator says all the money goes to clubs in his district.  The commission plans to ask the attorney general for an opinion on how the money should be distributed.

Senator Gene Jeffries of Louann asked the commission to rescind its decision to split the money equally among all the clubs.  He said that in sponsoring a law that authorized the panel to distribute the money he intended for the funds to go to clubs in El Dorado and Camden.

The commission agreed to rescind its decision, but commission secretary Johnny Mattingly said the panel would seek advice from the attorney general before taking up the issue again.

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