LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Senate has failed to gather enough votes to consider legislation setting the state's spending priorities for the next year.
A resolution that would allow the Senate to consider the proposed Revenue Stabilization Act won only 22 votes in the Senate on Wednesday, two votes short of the number needed for the legislation to be introduced. The House on Wednesday approved an identical legislation.
Both chambers, meanwhile, approved resolutions that would allow the Legislature to consider legislation setting the amounts for lottery-funded scholarships.
Both bills require two-thirds votes to even be considered during the fiscal session, since they are not appropriation bills.