Subscribe Register Login

Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 7:17 p.m.
Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

State education, prison officials detail budgets

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 15, 2014 at 7:08 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas education and prison officials are detailing their budget proposals to lawmakers as they prepare for next month's legislative session.

Officials with the departments of Education, Correction and Community Correction were set to appear Wednesday before the Joint Budget Committee. The panel is meeting ahead of the fiscal session that will convene Feb. 10.

Gov. Mike Beebe on Tuesday proposed a $5 billion budget for the coming year that calls for boosts in funding for public schools and prisons. His administration has said the budget would need to be cut if lawmakers halt the "private option" plan to expand health coverage using Medicaid funds under the federal health care law.

The private option was approved last year as an alternative to expanding Medicaid's enrollment.

Comments on: State education, prison officials detail budgets

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Housekeeping

    housekeepingmedical facilitieslr, nlr & Cabot AreasF/T and P...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Esl teacher

    Teacher- lakeside school district, Hot Springs, is accepting...
    HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, AR

  • Finish heavy equipme

    Redstone Construction Group has the following positions avai...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Criminal justice ins

    tructorOzarka College in Melbourne, Arkansas, seeks qualifie...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Residential advisor

    the arkansas school for the deaf is seeking applicants for:C...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 847 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online