At the legislature: So far, no rules change | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

At the legislature: So far, no rules change

Posted By on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 6:05 PM

The Joint Rules, previously approved by the Senate, cleared a House committee today and head to the floor.

Inside baseball, but the rules had been held up because of an idea among corporate lobbyists and their legislative enablers to end the joint rule that requires a two-thirds vote by both chambers to extract a proposed constitutional amendment from the joint committee established to recommend three constitutional amendments. The corporate lobby is pushing again for an amendment to make it harder to sue for damages in civil court.

Democrats, and some traditionalists Republicans, so far seem to hold the belief that upending rules to achieve a singular objective might not be good politics. For now anyway.

Tags: ,

From the ArkTimes store



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

  • ASU to reap $3.69 million from estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn

    Arkansas State University announced today plans for spending an expected $3.69 million gift in the final distribution of the estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn, who died in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
  • Bad health care bill, again

    Wait! Postpone tax reform and everything else for a while longer because the Senate is going to try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act one more time before September ends and while it can do it with the votes of only 50 senators.
  • Sex on campus

    Look, the Great Campus Rape Crisis was mainly hype all along. What Vice President Joe Biden described as an epidemic of sexual violence sweeping American college campuses in 2011 was vastly overstated.
  • The inadequate legacy of Brown

    LRSD continues to abdicate its responsibility to educate poor black students.

Most Recent Comments



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation