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Rep. Ray escalates the assault on the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act

BY: - March 29, 2023

The attack on your right to know the hows and whys of government decisions in Arkansas grows more intense in the 94th General Assembly. Legislation filed Monday by Republican Rep. David Ray of Maumelle bulldozes the public records portion of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act of 1967. House Bill 1726 hides the following documents […]

Rep. Aaron Pilkington, Rep. Kendon Underwood

Arkansas House approves work requirement for public housing recipients

BY: - February 6, 2023

A proposed Arkansas law that would require able-bodied adults to work or volunteer part-time to receive federal housing assistance will head to the Senate after passing the House in a party-line vote Monday. Adults between the ages 19 and 64, except people with disabilities and participants in drug and alcohol treatment programs, would have to […]

Arkansas voters reject constitutional amendment to raise ballot initiative approval threshold

BY: - November 9, 2022

A proposed amendment to the Arkansas Constitution that would have made it harder to pass future ballot initiatives failed by a wide margin Tuesday. Issue 2 would have increased the threshold for passing constitutional amendments and initiated acts, referred to voters by both the Arkansas Legislature and through citizen-led petitions, from a simple majority to […]

Issue 2: Should Arkansas make it more difficult to pass laws at the ballot box?

BY: - October 28, 2022

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 […]