Arkansas Lawmakers To Convene For Special Highway Session

May 19, 2016

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Arkansas lawmakers are meeting to take up the governor's plan to raise more money for highways in the coming year along with more than a dozen other proposals.

The House and Senate are scheduled to convene Thursday morning for a special session focused primarily on Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposal to tap into surplus money, investment returns and other funds for roads. Hutchinson is expected to address both chambers of the Legislature after they convene.

The session's agenda also includes a revised version of a publicity rights bill Hutchinson vetoed last year, a proposal to merge Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute into East Arkansas Community College and legislation temporarily prohibiting classifying schools and districts as being in academic distress.