LITTLE ROCK Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has repeated his opposition to challenging the federal health overhaul in court after meeting with incoming Lt. Gov. Mark Darr.
McDaniel on Friday met with Darr, a Republican who won in November’s election after vowing to challenge the health overhaul in court. Darr says he’d file a lawsuit as an individual if McDaniel didn’t file one on behalf of the state.
McDaniel said Friday that Arkansas doesn’t need to spend money by officially joining any of the lawsuits challenging the overhaul. McDaniel said he met with Darr to brief him on the health-care challenges that have been filed in other states.
Darr takes office in January. McDaniel, a Democrat, was re-elected to a second term in November.