The Arkansas General Assembly adopted the state’s $4.73 billion general budget for fiscal 2013 on Friday, wrapping up the biannual fiscal session in 19 days instead of the allowed 45.

Spending in the fiscal year that begins July 1 will be $163 million more than it was in fiscal 2012, including $56 million more for state aid to local school districts and a $114 million increase for Medicaid.

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