Arkansas’ $1.161 billion surplus similar to other states

Plans to spend leftover cash setting up legislative tussles

U.S. $100 bills are displayed in Washington in this March 31, 2014 file photo. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

Arkansas' general revenue surplus of $1.161 billion in the fiscal year that ended June 30 is the second consecutive fiscal year that state government's general revenue surplus exceeded $1 billion, and Arkansas' financial fortunes are similar to some other states that have seen their tax collections significantly exceed their expenses...