Tagged: bryan king

Special Election Bodes Ill for Arkansas' 'Private Option'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/15/2014 2:27 pm

A Republican takeover of a northeast Arkansas state Senate seat dims the prospects for continuing the state's compromise Medicaid expansion plan and could be a troubling early sign for Democrats who had hoped to rebound from recent losses at the polls.

Arkansas Tries to Find Balance on Health Law (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/6/2013 9:34 am

If anyone was unsure just how difficult of a balance Arkansas faces in trying to implement the federal health care overhaul, the rollout over the past week made it clear. After two elections and two legislative sessions that have been overshadowed by the 2010 law, the state is facing an identity crisis on how to move forward with it.

Mike Beebe Vetoes 3 Election Reform Bills

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/23/2013 3:46 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has vetoed three bills aimed at overhauling the state's election commission, including one that would create a "voter integrity unit" to investigate fraud complaints.

Arkansas Senate to Take Up Override of Voter ID Veto

by Associated Press 3/27/2013 7:27 am

The Arkansas Senate is expected to attempt to override Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of a bill that would require voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot. It takes a simple majority in the House and Senate to override a governor's veto. If the Senate does so, the House is expected to vote on its own override on Thursday.

Arkansas Legislature Approves Voter ID Requirement

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/19/2013 4:55 pm

Arkansas lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to legislation that would require voters to show photo ID before casting a ballot.

House Advances Arkansas Voter ID Legislation

by Associated Press 3/13/2013 3:42 pm

The Arkansas House has passed a bill that would require state voters to present photo identification before casting a ballot.

Legislative Roundup: Guns Become Automatic Issue With General Assembly

by Mark Carter 2/25/2013 12:00 am

The 89th General Assembly has yet to finish writing its chapter in the big book of Arkansas state legislatures. But if Chapter 89 were printed this week, then surely “guns” would be in the title. Legislation devoted to guns dominated the action again last week.

Arkansas Senate Approves Voter ID Legislation

by Associated Press 2/20/2013 3:04 pm

The Arkansas Senate has approved a proposal to require voters to show photo identification before they can cast a ballot.

State Senate Panel Approves Voter ID Bill But Democrats Cry Suppression

by Associated Press 2/14/2013 4:42 pm

Arkansas voters would be required to show photo identification before casting a ballot under legislation advanced by a Senate panel Thursday, but Democrats question the cost of the requirement and whether it's aimed at suppressing votes.

Arkansas Panel Approves Guns in Church Measure

by Associated Press 1/31/2013 11:11 am

The House Judiciary Committee has advanced legislation that would allow concealed handguns in churches in Arkansas.

Arkansas Legislature Enters Week 2 With Guns Blazing

by Mark Carter 1/28/2013 12:00 am

Sen. Bryan King’s bill to allow concealed-carry permit holders to “carry” in churches that OK the practice advanced out of committee, as did a resolution urging the federal government not to mess with the Second Amendment.

Arkansas Senate Delays Vote on Bryan King's Guns in Church Bill

by Associated Press 1/24/2013 9:42 am

The Arkansas Senate is waiting until next week to vote on a proposal that would allow concealed handguns in churches.

State Senate Committee Approves Proposal for Guns in Church

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/23/2013 11:35 am

An Arkansas legislative panel has advanced a proposal to allow concealed handguns in churches after rejecting an effort to require places of worship to carry more insurance if they permit firearms.

Bryan King, Denny Altes File Bills to Allow Guns in Church, on Campus

by Associated Press 1/17/2013 2:47 pm

Arkansas lawmakers are proposing measures that would expand the places where people can carry concealed handguns — including churches and college campuses.