Yes, that’s right the Republicans in AR could of stopped the water fluoridation mandate from passing. They could of stopped SB 359/Act 197 in both the Senate and the House! Don’t believe it? You can see it with your own eyes by clicking the below links.
The Senate vote for SB359 was Yeas 25, Nays 7 and Non Voting 3. From the 25 Yeas there was 9 Republicans that voted Yeas with the Democrats. Two Republicans did not vote. So if you take the 9 Republicans that voted Yeas and the 2 Republicans that did not vote and cast them for the Nay vote you would have 18 Nays votes and 16 Yea votes. So you see the Republicans could have stopped the Mandated Fluoride bill in the Senate. See Senate Vote on SB 359 at the below link.
The House vote for SB359 was Yeas 56, Nays 35, Non Voting 5 and Present 2. From the Yeas there were 9 Republicans the voted Yeas with the Democrats. Two Republicans did not vote and two Republicans were present only. So if you take the 9 Republicans that voted Yeas, the 2 Republicans that did not vote and the 2 Republicans that were present only and cast them for the Nay votes you would have 48 Nay votes and 47 Yea votes. So you see the Republicans could have stopped the Mandated Fluoride bill in the House. See House Vote on SB 359 at the below link.
The next 3 sites provides information on some of the many reasons why we should not be fluoridating our water supply.
State Fluoridation Mandate is Underfunded, Wasteful, Complex and Shortsighted. http://theperpetualview.wordpress.com/2012/03/08/arkansas-state-fluoridation-mandate/
AR doctor testifies before the Public Health and welfare Committee. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKKjhVu7ma4
Arkansas legislature ignores science, mandates toxic fluoridation for entire state. http://www.naturalnews.com/031539_Arkansas_fluoridation.html Arkansas
We would be willing to bet that many of these legislators received campaign money from the dental community and special interests for their Yes vote on SB359, which mandated water fluoridation.
Remember their vote, on May 22nd, when you go to cast your vote.