Governor and state finance meeting on insurance for teachers to be held on Tuesday

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Governor Asa Hutchinson is stepping into the conversation on healthcare coverage for Arkansas teachers.

The Public School Employee Insurance Program is facing a projected $70 million shortfall, which could cause an increase in health insurance premiums.

The Arkansas Education Association wants to use some of the state’s $1 billion surplus to fill the deficit.

The state Board of Finance will hold a special board meeting on June 22.

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