by Max Brantley
Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter and his wife, Shanti, are pleased to announce they are expecting their second child. The Halters have an 18-month-old daughter.
"God blessed us with a beautiful baby girl, Lauren Renee, and soon she is going to be a big sister," Bill Halter said. "A new life puts everything in perspective. Shanti and I are excited and very happy."
The baby is due in mid-November. Arkansas voters elected Bill Halter to a four-year term as Lieutenant Governor in November 2006, shortly after Lauren Renee's birth.
The Halters live in North Little Rock.
UPDATE: Halter has scheduled a "major" announcement Wednesday Tuesday on the state lottery amendment he's been pushing. Perhaps the signatures are in hand.