The governor presented a balanced budget proposal to the legislature for next fiscal year. It would authorize about $5.8 billion next year in spending from the state’s general revenue fund, about three percent more than this year.
Pandemic Relied Funds Allocated for Rental Assistance
The state is helping people who have trouble paying their rent because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Legislature Helping Child Facilities Cope with Coronavirus Closings
At the beginning of this year, there were more than 2,000 licensed child care programs in Arkansas. They had slots for 194,000 children.
By mid-April, about half the facilities had closed. Although most have been able to re-open, as of early October at least 20 had closed permanently