Ex­penses for Se­nate of $1.35 mil­lion OK’d

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

In a 32- 0 vote, the Se­nate on Thurs­day ap­proved a $1.35 mil­lion ap­pro­pri­a­tion through June 30 to the Se­nate for cer­tain ex­penses.

Se­nate Bill 1, spon­sored by the Se­nate Ef­fi­ciency Com­mit­tee, goes to the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives for fur­ther ac­tion.

The bill in­cludes $650,000 for mileage al­lowances, per diem, main­te­nance and general oper­a­tions and other ex­penses au­tho­rized by law; $625,000 for salaries of em­ploy­ees; and $75,000 for em­ployee ben­e­fits.

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