Arkansas legislative panel calls to rescind $500M in spending authority for Division of Schooling

An Arkansas legislative panel on Tuesday known as for the Legislative Council to rescind its approval final month of $500 million in spending authority for the state Division of Schooling to disperse funds beneath the federal American Rescue Plan’s Elementary and Secondary Faculties Emergency Reduction Fund.

With no audible dissenters, the Legislative Council’s Efficiency Analysis and Expenditure Evaluation Subcommittee permitted a movement by Senate President Professional Tempore Jimmy Hickey, R-Texarkana, to advocate that the council on Thursday vote to expunge its approval of that spending authority June 17.

Afterward, Hickey stated his purpose is for Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s administration

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