Arkansas Constitution

UPDATED: Pope County chief asks county board to remain neutral in legal fight over casino license

BY: - November 1, 2023

UPDATE: The Pope County Quorum Court on Thursday night voted to table the resolution. Pope County Judge Ben Cross will ask the county quorum court Thursday for neutrality in the ongoing legal debate over which company should receive a license to open a Russellville casino. Last week, the Arkansas Supreme Court upheld a lower court […]

Heightened requirements to put measures on the Arkansas ballot awaits Sanders’ signature

BY: - March 6, 2023

A proposed Arkansas law that would make it harder for citizen-led petitions to qualify for the statewide ballot passed the Senate and went to Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ desk Monday. House Bill 1419 would require canvassers to gather signatures from at least 50 counties — up from the 15-county threshold laid out in Article 5 […]

Issue 3 asks voters to add more religious protections to state constitution

BY: - November 2, 2022

Arkansas voters are considering a constitutional amendment that would prohibit state and local governments from burdening a person’s ability to practice their religion unless there’s a compelling reason to do so. If there is a reason, officials must act in the least restrictive manner. Lawmakers voted to refer Issue 3 to voters during the 2021 […]