Beebe bares $5 billion budget

Fiscal ’15 plan favors schools, prisons, human services

Posted: January 15, 2014 at 4:58 a.m.

Rep. Kim Hammer (shown seated), R-Benton, who voted against authorizing federal funding for the private option last year, said, "All I got to do is to find $89 million or find a way to get $89 million,” in an interview Tuesday.

The state’s public schools, prisons and human-services programs would get increased funding under Gov. Mike Beebe’s draft $5.03 billion general-revenue budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.

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