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Legislators Begin Budget Hearings Tuesday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - For Arkansas lawmakers, their pre-session budget hearings start this week. Representative Chris Thyer of Jonesboro -- who co-chairs the Joint Budget Committee -- says that while many agencies need more money, he doesn't think there is going to be much in the way of new funds coming in.

Legislators will learn more about funding priorities and what the state can do as the hearings progress. Arkansas' general revenue budget -- which mainly comes from income and sales taxes -- amounts to $4.4 billion this fiscal year.

The state's total budget is about $20 billion. The hearings begin Tuesday and are scheduled through November 19th. The session begins in January.

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