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Arkansas' Surplus Approaching $500M, Finance Office Says – U.S. News & World Report

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ surplus for the current fiscal year is approaching $500 million as the state’s tax collections continue beating expectations, state finance officials said Monday. The Department of Finance and Administration said the state’s net available revenue for the fiscal year, which began July 1, now totals more than $5 billion. …

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Campaign Finance Probes of Ex-Speaker, Ex-Staffer Head to DA – U.S. News & World Report

By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee campaign finance regulators voted Thursday to pass prosecutors their investigations surrounding a former House speaker and his then-chief of staff, who have been implicated in an alleged political consulting kickback scheme. Another former lawmaker recently pleaded guilty to carrying out the scheme with the former …

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