The Latest On Arkansas's Legislative Session On Highway Funding

May 20, 2016

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's highway plan is headed toward a final vote in the Legislature, while a Senate-backed effort to limit the funding for one year appears dead.

The Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee today endorsed Hutchinson's proposal to use the state's surplus, investment returns and other funds to raise nearly $50 million for road needs in the coming fiscal year.

The House approved the measure earlier today, and it's expected to go before the full Senate on Monday.

A competing plan that would have limited Hutchinson's proposal to one year was rejected by the House Rules Committee after nobody on the panel moved to recommend its passage. The Senate earlier today had approved that measure.