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Ark. Senate approves $2.6M for forestry agency
The Arkansas Senate has approved using $2.6 million from the state's surplus to keep the financially troubled Arkansas Forestry Commission operating and to repay federal money state official say the commission improperly used to prop up its budget.
Gov Beebe: 15 firefighters to go back to work
Gov. Mike Beebe says 15 firefighters with the Arkansas Forestry Commission will be put back to work this month after a shift of money within the state's budget.
Legislators grill AR Forestry Cmsn over firings, budget woes
Legislators on Wednesday questioned the director of the Arkansas Forestry Commission over whether the legislature should appropriate $2.7 million after budget problems led to the firing of 36 employees.
State Forester, Former CFO explain agency's money woes
Former State Forestry Chief Financial Officer Robert Araiza wants to clear his name before state lawmakers.
Lawmakers look at restoring forestry jobs
Arkansas lawmakers are considering a proposal to restore 20 firefighting jobs to the financially troubled Arkansas Forestry Commission, but how to pay for those positions remains uncertain.
Ark. lawmakers to discuss forestry layoffs
Arkansas lawmakers are continuing to look at the Forestry Commission's decision to lay off 34 employees to help close a $4 million budget shortfall.
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