TITLE

Texas House OKs Budget, But Arkansas Adjourns With No Plan

AUTHOR(S)
Albanese, Elizabeth
PUB. DATE
April 2003
SOURCE
Bond Buyer;4/21/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31618, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Republican members of the Texas House on April 17, 2003 opted not to abolish the state's current school finance system in order to get House Democrats to support a 117 billion dollar budget plan for the biennium, while the Arkansas General Assembly ended its legislative session without agreeing to any budget plan for that state's two-year budget period. Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee said he would call as many special sessions as necessary between now and July 1, 2003 — the start of 2004 — to get a new budget approved by legislators. They have planned to meet in early fall 2003 to discuss school finance issues, but the budget situation must be resolved before the fiscal 2004 begins.
ACCESSION #
9767824

 

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