State legislative panel backs funding requests for deaf and blind schools, veteran services needs

State legislative panel backs funding requests for deaf and blind schools, veteran services needs

A legislative panel on Tuesday endorsed the state Department of Education’s requests totaling $30 million in state restricted reserve funds to pay for improvement projects at the Arkansas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Arkansas School for the Deaf.

The Legislative Council’s Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review Subcommittee also recommended that the Legislative Council on Friday approve the state Department of the Military’s request for $5 million in restricted reserve funds to support the Arkansas National Guard Foundation.

The subcommittee also recommended the Legislative Council approve the state Department of Veteran Affairs’ request for $1.4

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