Arkansas lawmakers said last week they want more information from officials at the State Police Retirement System before acting on Gov. Mike Beebe’s plan to support it with $9 million of the state’s surplus.

Gail Stone, who oversees the state police fund as director of the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System, told legislators that the value of investments held by the police system fell from $192 million in September 2008 to about $143 million currently.

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