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Lawmakers pass budget; Highway session to start May 19

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Legislature gave final approval Thursday to a $5.3 billion budget for the next fiscal year, completing the regular business of the fiscal session — but lawmakers will have more work to do later this month in a special session on highway funding and other issues.

Day of Prayer

Kayla Derrick, left, and Erin Sanders of the New Creation Dance Company of Little Rock perform at the state Capitol on Thursday as part of a program observing the National Day of Prayer. (Special to the Arkansas News Bureau/Dale Ellis)

Correction

The address of Be Extraordinary’s website is www.be-x.org . The address was incorrect in an Arkansas News Bureau story about the nonprofit group that was published Tuesday.