Arkansas House Approves 'Private-Option' Plan 77-23

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press  on Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2013 10:38 am  

The state Senate already approved a bill setting up the program but has not yet reached the three-fourths majority needed to OK the attached budget bill.

Yeas: 77

Democrats (48): C. Armstrong, E. Armstrong, Baine, Baltz, Broadaway, Catlett, Copenhaver, Dickinson, Edwards, Ferguson, Fielding, Hawthorne, Hillman, Hodges, Holcomb, Jett, Julian, Kizzia, Lampkin, Leding, Lenderman, Love, Magie, McCrary, McElroy, McGill, McLean, Murdock, Nickels, Overbey, Perry, Ratliff, Richey, Sabin, Steel, Talley, Thompson, Vines, Warner, Walker, Wardlaw, Whitaker, B. Wilkins, H. Wilkins, Williams, Word, Wren, Wright.

Green (1): Smith

Republicans (28): Altes, Baird, Biviano, Bragg, Branscum, Burris, Carnine, Carter, Clemmer, Collins, Dale, Davis, D. Douglas, Eubanks, Gillam, Hickerson, House, Hutchison, Kerr, Lea, Linck, Lowery, Malone, Mayberry, Neal, Scott, Shepherd, Slinkard.

Nays: 23

Republicans (23): Alexander, Ballinger, Barnett, Bell, Cozart, Deffenbaugh, Dotson, C. Douglas, Farrer, Fite, Gossage, Hammer, Harris, Hobbs, Hopper, Jean, D. Meeks, S. Meeks, Miller, Payton, Rice, Westerman, Womack

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