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  1. State Capitol Week in Review, Oct. 19, 2012

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    October 25, 2012 by Sue Madison

    State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Sue Madison October 19, 2012 LITTLE ROCK –  The Senate and House Education Committees recommended an increase in public school funding of between 1.8 percent and 2.5 percent, which would be sufficient for school districts to provide a constitutionally adequate education to Arkansas students. The legislature will use the recommendation when writing budgets for the next two fiscal years.  Based on the experience of the past few years, schools can expect an increase of close to 2 percent.  A 1.8 percent increase would amount to $56.6 million.  A 2.5 percent increase would be $78.4 million.

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  2. WATCHING GOD’S KINGDOM: Rep.’s preschool investigated for mixing religion, state-funding

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    November 10, 2011 by wcobserver

    By Jeff Winkler WEST FORK – Rep. Justin Harris’ kingdom is under attack as the Department of Human Services investigates whether his preschool center uses state funds to promote religion – a possible violation of guidelines and laws. On Nov. 1, the Washington D.C.-based Americans United for Separation of Church and State filed a complaint with the DHS against Growing God’s Kingdom Preschool, run by Harris and his wife Marsha in West Fork.

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  3. Arkansas’ Tourism Revenue Sees Small Increase

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    August 6, 2011 by Sue Madison

    Tourism’s contribution to the Arkansas economy increased about 1.4 percent last year, from $5.38 billion to $5.45 billion. The number of visitors to the state actually went down slightly, but their spending was up.

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