For AR Kids resubmits education ballot proposal following meeting with AG Griffin

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — For AR Kids resubmits its Arkansas Educational Rights Amendment of 2024 following what it calls a productive meeting with the office of Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin.

According to a press release from For AR Kids, the group withdrew its amendment submitted on January 18 and submitted a revised ballot title based on feedback from the meeting.

Committee resubmits education ballot proposal

In a letter to Griffin’s office, Bill Kopsky, the Arkansas Public Policy Panel Executive Director said “Thank you to your staff for meeting with us yesterday to discuss our efforts to place the Arkansas Educational Rights Amendment of 2024 on the ballot in November of 2024. Both Ryan Owsley and Jodie Keener were very helpful. We greatly appreciate working with your office in a good faith effort to resolve all known concerns. Based on that discussion, we formally withdraw
our second attempt and wish to replace it with the attached proposed amendment.”

The full letter can be read below.

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Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin rejects education ballot initiative

Griffin issued an opinion on January 9 rejecting a ballot proposal by For AR Kids.

Griffin cited the proposal’s unconstitutional provision, its lack of clarity on key terms, and its internal inconsistency as reasons for rejection.

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