Good news for state agencies
Gov. Mike Beebe had good news today for the state agencies that were hardest hit by budget cuts this year.
Beebe said he will consider whether a jump in state revenues will allow some of those slashed funds to be restored.
“We’re going to look over the weekend and see whether or not we make any adjustments on that revenue flow and restore some of the cuts,” Beebe said on “Ask the Governor,” his monthly call-in program on the Arkansas Radio Network.
Last spring, state finance officials cut $107 million from the state’s budget for the 2008-09 fiscal year. Officials announced Thursday that net available general revenues totaled $481.4 million last month, a $28.4 million increase from September 2007 collections and $24.4 million above forecast for the month.
Beebe said he will consider boosting funds for colleges and universities, the Arkansas State Police, the Department of Human Services and the Department of Correction.
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