LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Plans for a short-term solution to the teacher's insurance crisis in Arkansas may be starting to take shape.
In a lengthy closed-door meeting Tuesday, Gov. Mike Beebe and a handful of lawmakers agreed on a proposal that would send $43 million in surplus funds to the health insurance plan for Arkansas public school employees, who currently face a 50 percent hike in premiums starting Jan. 1.
That $43 million plan is only a proposal and would still be subject to a vote in the legislature.
Lawmakers are also working to find a long-term fix to the problem.