Judge refuses to dismiss Ecclesia FOIA case

Posted: November 10, 2017 at 1:05 a.m.

A Washington County Circuit judge Thursday refused to dismiss a lawsuit seeking documents related to Ecclesia College's receipt of state money.

General Improvement Fund

A fund consisting of state tax money left unallocated at the end of each fiscal year and interest earned on state deposits. Each legislator was, in the past, given a share of the fund to be directed to a nonprofit group or government entity. The governor’s budget this year didn’t include surplus money for legislators to spend. The fund was found to be unconstitutional by the Arkansas Supreme Court in October.

Source: Staff report

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