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The Stand Your Ground Sneak Attack In The Arkansas Legislature

Arkansas is once again considering passing a Stand Your Ground Law, just weeks after a House committee blocked an attempt to blow open the doors on Arkansas’s gun laws. Republican state Senator Bob Ballinger (Hindsville) is trying get a Stand Your Ground Law passed through the back door. His bill mirrors the law in Florida that George Zimmerman used to …

Blanche Lincoln Returns to Arkansas Politics to Headline Fisher-Shackelford Dinner

Let’s welcome U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln! Michael John Gray, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Arkansas, announced today that former United States Senator Blanche Lincoln will deliver the Keynote Address at the 2019 Jimmie Lou Fisher and Lottie Shackelford Dinner. The awards dinner will be held at the Robinson Center Ballroom on Saturday, March 16.  Get your tickets here >>> …

Arkansas Has A Historic Chance To Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

Arkansas can make history for Womens’ Rights Women are not officially recognized in the U.S. Constitution, but Arkansas has a chance to make that change. State Senator Joyce Elliott (D-Little Rock) is introducing a resolution for Arkansas to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The Equal Rights Amendment says, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged …

Matt DeCample Showed Us How to Live with Honor and Humor

An outpouring of sympathy on Monday showed just how loved Matt was…   Former KATV reporter and longtime spokesman for Gov. Mike Beebe, Matt DeCample died Sunday evening (March 3) after a nearly three-year battle with cancer.   DeCample was hired as Mike Beebe’s spokesman when Beebe was Attorney General. Beebe held that office for four years and DeCample moved …

The New Republican Plan To Hinder Medical Marijuana In Arkansas

It’s been more than two years since Arkansas voters overwhelmingly approved medical marijuana for patients with certain chronic conditions and diseases. The state has more than dragged its heels on carrying out the will of the people. And now, before the program is even off the ground there is a new effort in the Arkansas Legislature to radically limit medical marijuana, …

Longtime Arkansas Democratic Leader George Jernigan Passes Away at 79

Dear friends sad news. George Olin Jernigan Jr., 79, of Little Rock passed away February 24, 2019. George’s legacy and impact spanned decades, and the state was better for it. He was up there with the greats of Arkansas politics. He served as Secretary of State under Governor David Pryor. And then later he served as chair of the Democratic …

The Attack on Women’s Rights In Arkansas Continues

The Arkansas Legislature is spending this legislative session passing a series of radical laws to overturn women’s reproductive rights. The latest Republican-led infringement on the rights of Arkansas women is a bill which fails to even provide exceptions for incest, rape, fetal abnormalities, or the health of the mother as part of a ban on abortion at 18 weeks. The …