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Senate committee approves split of King-Lee holiday

Posted By on Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 10:23 AM

TO RISE AGAIN: Confederate groups are likely to protest legislation to end the Lee-King holiday. The photo here is from a past observance of David O. Dodd, hanged in Little Rock as a spy, by one of those opposed to past legislation.
  • TO RISE AGAIN: Confederate groups are likely to protest legislation to end the Lee-King holiday. The photo here is from a past observance of David O. Dodd, hanged in Little Rock as a spy, by one of those opposed to past legislation.
A Senate committee today approved Gov. Asa Hutchinson's bill to end a dual holiday for Robert E. Lee and Martin Luther King Jr. and have the state holiday honor only King.

He testified for the bill, approved on a voice vote according to KARK's Drew Petrimoulx.

I assume the Senate will pass the bill and then the third battle of Bull Run will be staged in the House committee, where similar legislation has foundered before. Confederate idolators will be out in force.

The governor said the state was harmed in the eyes of other whenever outsiders see the dual observance, posted in official government notices.
click to enlarge PROP: Gov. Hutchinson used this sign to illustrate why a dual holiday is bad for Arkansas.
  • PROP: Gov. Hutchinson used this sign to illustrate why a dual holiday is bad for Arkansas.

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