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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Senate wants a spring break

Posted By on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 11:01 AM

Sen. Ron Caldwell introduced a resolution today calling for the Arkansas General Assembly to recess between March 20 and March 30 so the legislature won't be meeting while mandated public school spring break is in progress.

Good timing. This recess should come just as legislators get a 150 percent pay raise for their "work," thanks to the work of the independent commission created by Amendment 94.

One question: Will the per diem gravy train — now paid for five days each week whether the legislature meets or not — continue during that week?

Do part-time employees stay on the payroll during this period?

Do others in the private sector get paid vacations when their kids are out of school? Or do they just keep working?

Does the recess mean another 10-day delay in the planned April 10 close of the session — for a recess with a return a month or so later to clean up any glitches?

Spring break this year, by law, is March 23-27.

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