Ark. lawmakers to discuss school funding issues

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas lawmakers are set to discuss a state Supreme Court ruling that revives a lawsuit challenging the way the state funds education.

The House and Senate Education committees planned to meet jointly Tuesday to discuss school funding issues such as transportation and school facilities. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel and Senior Assistant Attorney General Scott Richardson were scheduled to discuss pending litigation that could affect educational adequacy.

The hearing comes days after the state Supreme Court revived part of a lawsuit by the Deer/Mount Judea school district that claims the state has not complied with laws that were enacted to end the long-running Lake View School funding case. Justices ruled the lawsuit raised new issues that have emerged since the Lake View case ended in 2007.

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