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Arkansas lawmakers weigh abortion, gun issues

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 11, 2013 at 7:27 a.m.

— As this year’s legislative session enters its fifth week, Arkansas state lawmakers are debating abortion and gun issues.

The House is set to vote this week on a bill that would ban most abortions at 12 weeks into a pregnancy. A 20-week abortion ban is pending before a Senate committee but faces opposition because it doesn’t have exemptions for rape and incest.

Gov. Mike Beebe is expected to sign a separate measure this week prohibiting private insurers in the state’s insurance exchanges from covering most abortions.

House lawmakers are set to vote Monday on creating a task force to explore school safety in light of recent shootings. A House committee is set to discuss a separate proposal allowing university employees to take concealed weapons on campus.

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BillSmithFreeSpiritMan says... February 11, 2013 at 8:37 a.m.

And I thought Mitt said it was about jobs, jobs, jobs, wonder why they lost the election?

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arkie says... February 11, 2013 at 8:51 a.m.

They didn't lose in Arkansas. For the first time since reconstruction Arkansas is genuinely a two party state.

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PaulRevere says... February 11, 2013 at 8:59 a.m.

And Obama's Job Committee was disbanded shortly after the election. Jobs aren't a focus anywhere.

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T6 says... February 11, 2013 at 9:04 a.m.

Nancy Pelosi said we don't have a spending problem. Why then the need for more tax revenue?

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NONSHEEPLE says... February 11, 2013 at 10:24 a.m.

Concealed carry holders should be allowed to carry aanywhere.

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TheodoricofPork says... February 11, 2013 at 12:16 p.m.

Meanwhile, Arkansas ranks 49th in the nation in per-capita income, 44th in percentage of citizens with high school diplomas, and 48th in percentage of citizens with at least bachelor's degrees. Yet this is what our Democratic Governor and Republican representatives choose to waste their time on? BOTH parties should be ashamed.

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rainbowharold55 says... February 11, 2013 at 1 p.m.

maybe we should allow armed people into the Capitol when the Ledge is in session.

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BillSmithFreeSpiritMan says... February 11, 2013 at 7:58 p.m.

Ted Nugent, the gun-loving rock star who, during last year’s campaign, said, “I will either be dead or in jail” if President Obama gets re-elected, is attending the State of the Union address on Tuesday. Nugent scored an invite from Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman.
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I hope Ted get his wish one way or the other, he is really just an old has been rocker who is just a pussy and all mouth.

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