Rapert library board motion to withhold funds from libraries that sue state dies without a second

FILE - State Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Conway, presides over a Senate committee at the state Capitol on March 14, 2018, in Little Rock, Ark. Rapert, a former Arkansas lawmaker who has proposed suspending funding to libraries suing the state over restrictions on materials was confirmed by the Senate Monday, Dec. 11, 2023 to a spot on the state library board. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel, File)
FILE - State Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Conway, presides over a Senate committee at the state Capitol on March 14, 2018, in Little Rock, Ark. Rapert, a former Arkansas lawmaker who has proposed suspending funding to libraries suing the state over restrictions on materials was confirmed by the Senate Monday, Dec. 11, 2023 to a spot on the state library board. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel, File)


An effort by former state Sen. Jason Rapert to withhold state funding assistance to libraries currently suing Arkansas was rejected by the State Library Board on Friday morning.

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