LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is proposing to repay $10 million he wants to take from a fund lawmakers use for one-time projects to help pay for various budget needs.
Lawmakers on Wednesday reviewed the governor's proposed $4.5 billion spending plan for the current year.
Beebe has proposed using $10 million from the legislative portion of the General Improvement Fund and $3 million from his side of the fund for various budget items. Most of the money would go toward reimbursing counties for housing state inmates.
Beebe's proposal introduced on Wednesday calls for paying that money back using any fund balances from state agencies at the end of the fiscal year.