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.