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Lawmakers offer narrower change to Arkansas FOIA after bipartisan pushback
After two days of bipartisan backlash against proposed changes to Arkansas’ Freedom of Information Act, lawmakers late Tuesday filed narrower legislation to exempt information related to security services provided to the governor and other state officials. It’s the third attempt in as many business days to alter the state’s 1967 public records law. The first […]
Issue 2: Should Arkansas make it more difficult to pass laws at the ballot box?
A proposed amendment to the Arkansas Constitution would make it harder to pass future ballot initiatives. Supporters of Issue 2 on the Nov. 8 ballot say constitutional changes need a certain amount of public support, while opponents say the current system gives Arkansans the voice they deserve. Issue 2 would increase the threshold for passing […]
Groups mount opposition to Arkansas lawmakers’ proposal on ballot initiatives
A group formed last week to oppose the November ballot measure to make it more difficult to pass ballot initiatives in Arkansas. The Arkansas Public Policy Panel registered Friday as a legislative question committee to campaign against Issue 2. The Arkansas General Assembly referred Issue 2 to the November ballot. It would increase the threshold […]