The Arkansas Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral arguments in the case of a professional poker player seeking exclusive rights to operate casinos in the state.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court says it won't reconsider its ruling that lets school districts keep excess property tax revenue if they raise more money than that set under Arkansas' funding formula.
The high court on Thursday denied Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's request that the court rehear the case.
Justices ruled last year that state education officials cannot withhold excess money from the Eureka Springs and Fountain Lake school districts, where higher property tax collections pushed the districts above total school funding levels set by state law.
State officials have warned that the court ruling could jeopardize Arkansas' school funding system, which was tied up in court challenges for years.
Gov. Mike Beebe has said he hopes the Legislature can address the issue this session.
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