LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Senate has agreed to consider Gov. Mike Beebe's $4.5 billion spending plan, one day after lawmakers stalled on the issue.
The Senate voted 32-0 vote Thursday morning to approve a resolution to introduce the proposed Revenue Stabilization Act. The act sets the state's spending priorities based on expected revenues.
The resolution fell two votes shy of the 24 needed in the 35-member Senate on Wednesday.
The House has already approved a similar resolution.
On Wednesday some senators said they wanted more details on Beebe's spending proposals.
The proposed act is not an appropriation bill and requires a two-thirds vote in the House and Senate to be introduced during the fiscal session.