The budget session of the legislature will officially end Monday, though the final votes on legislation were completed this morning. Members will be allowed to wear jeans Monday for a $20 contribution to the state's Baby Sharon fund to pay for emergency medical expenses for children.
Final action including moving $50 million into the general improvement fund, part of the action aiming toward a special session in mid-May on providing money for highway construction
. Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants to do it with surplus and future transfers of money now going to other agencies. The final omnibus budget bill also transfers more than $2.2 million won in lawsuit settlements with the state to construction of a veterans home in North Little Rock.