Arkansas lawmakers to start special session today

Legislators plan to finish in three days

Posted: March 13, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Members of the Arkansas House of Representatives, including Rep. Charlene Fite (center), R-Van Buren, and Rep. Mark McElroy (right), D-Tillar, applaud Monday afternoon for Rep. Matthew Shepherd (left), R-El Dorado, after he won the election to be the next speaker of the House.

The Arkansas General Assembly will convene this morning for a special session on a number of issues, including regulating pharmacy benefit managers, expanding a state tax break to use college savings plans for kindergarten-12th grade expenses and changing the open-container law to avoid losing $12 million in federal highway funds.

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