Beebe wants to use rainy-day funds for ARHEG grants | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Beebe wants to use rainy-day funds for ARHEG grants

Posted By on Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Thanks largely to a tenacious education campaign and petition drive initiated by David Bailin and other parents of Arkansas college graduates, Gov. Beebe has agreed to seek legislative approval to transfer $1.1 million in rainy-day funds to the Higher Education department to help the students pay out-of-state tuition at dentistry, podiatry, veterinary medicine, chiropractic, osteopathic medicine and optometry schools. The legislature cut the funding to the bone in the last session; the Arkansas Health Education Grants have been awarded to students doing graduate work in those areas because the programs are not offered in Arkansas.

The Times wrote about the cuts in May.

In a press release issued by the parents KARK, Beebe is quoted as saying the money is "only a one-year solution," and that the legislature will have to decide on funding for the next three years of the Arkansas Health Education Grants for these students and the future of the aid overall.

Beebe will submit the formal request to the Arkansas Legislative Council's Peer Review Committee on July 11, the group's first meeting of the upcoming fiscal year.

Tags: , , ,

Sign up for the Daily Update email

Comments (6)

Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a comment

More by Leslie Newell Peacock

  • Finally, a memorial to the 21 boys who were burned to death at Wrightsville in '59

    It has been 59 years since 21 teen-aged boys incarcerated at the so-called Negro Boys Industrial School were burned to death in their locked dormitory. The Times wrote about the event in 2008, after the brother and mother of one of the boys approached the Times looking for someone to remember the event, and headlined the story "Stirring the Ashes." But on Saturday, a monument to the boys was placed at Haven of Rest Cemetery, where 14 of the boys were buried.
    • Apr 22, 2018
  • Gallery guide: New shows, Argenta Art Walk

    Tonight's the third Friday of the month, which means that you can see lots of art on and off Main Street in Argenta, which is holding its after-hours Art Walk from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
    • Apr 20, 2018
  • Fayetteville and University of Arkansas advocate for Oklahoma wind energy project

    The University of Arkansas and the city of Fayetteville announced today their support for the Wind Catcher Energy Connection Project, an Oklahoma panhandle wind farm that will deliver power to Northwest Arkansas.
    • Apr 19, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Arkansan on Obama's latest commutation list

    President Obama today announced commutations of the sentences of 111 federal prisoners, including one from Arkansas.
    • Aug 30, 2016
  • Rep. Mary Bentley's website now supports gay rights

    Somebody has cybersquatted on Republican Rep. Mary Bentley's website, replacing her messaging with a call for equal rights for LGBTQ people.
    • Jul 18, 2017
  • The inspiring Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton's campaign for president illustrates again the double standard applied to women. Some writers get it. They even find the supposedly unlikable Clinton inspiring.
    • Oct 16, 2016

People who saved…

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments


© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation