LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe says he will announce Monday whether he will veto a portion of the budget.
The General Assembly concluded its fiscal session on Thursday, but Beebe and legislators never came to an agreement on how to pay for redistricting.
Beebe said Friday he'd wait until the first of the week to say whether he would veto a bill that would take $1.6 million from the Central Services Fund to cover redistricting costs. Finance officials project the fund will end this budget year with a $1.9 million deficit.
Beebe said he's not worried about using $1.3 million from the unclaimed property fund. The state auditor estimates there's about $52 million in the fund.
Lawmakers rejected Beebe's request to borrow money a local projects fund.