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Two Nasty Bills Still Lurking in the Ark. Legislature! SB 373 and SB 140

*** Vote No on SB 373, Anti-Freedom of Information Act Bill (Senate) *** *** Vote No on SB 140, Internet Sales and Use Tax (House) ***   The Arkansas Senate convenes Monday, April 3, 2017 at 9:00 a.m, and the Arkansas House convenes Monday, April 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Click here for the Arkansas State Legislature meetings for the week. Please note that there […]

Ark. Senators: Vote No on Anti-FOIA Bill SB 373

Secure Arkansas is requesting that the Arkansas Senate STOP this bad bill — SB 373 — immediately — Friday, March 31, 2017. SB 373 is an ANTI- Freedom of Information Act bill!   It is your responsibility, Arkansas senators, to protect our ability to access information. We do NOT want bureaucrats hiding huge amounts of OUR public records!  This bill […]

University of Arkansas’ Attack on FOIA Record Laws

Once again, Senator Bart Hester’s ANTI-FOIA SB 373 is coming up Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Arkansas’ Freedom of Information Act is under attack!  Arkansas’ two university systems, University of Arkansas and the University for Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) are pushing for legislation that would limit taxpayer access to public records! “[The University of Arkansas] has ALWAYS […]

Update on Con Con Resolutions at End of 2017 Session!

A quick review of SJR 9, SJR 7, AND SJR 2 Warning Legislators: None of these original Con Con bills should have ever been resurrected!  It’s too risky! The stunt used to resurrect these bills was confusing, and we believe it was meant to be so!  SJR 9 was changed from Method 2 (Con-Con) to Method […]

URGENT: Hester and Ballinger’s Anti-FOIA SB 373

This ANTI-FOIA bill could be coming up any time before the 2017 legislative session closes at the Arkansas Capitol, and we need YOUR HELP contacting all the senators and opposing this anti-freedom legislation TODAY — before it’s too late to stop it!  This is a bad bill!  We need government transparency because we simply cannot afford to […]