State lawmakers have opted to fund a $66.7 million corrections program with cash rather than bonds.

"Them had been discussion about borrowing the money for prisons, but because state revenues have been coming in at a much higher rate than expected, the decision was made to finance the program out of general funds," Andy Reese, information ofricer for the state's House of Representatives, said about the legislature's action last Tuesday on the final day of a special nine-day legislative session.

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