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Nate Bell appeals to Black Caucus on Lee holiday bill

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Reporting from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette says Republican Rep. Nate Bell told the Black Legislative Caucus that he'd try again on his bill to separate a commemoration of Robert E. Lee's birthday from the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Failing that, he said he'd co-sponsor a similar bill by Rep. Fred Love, a Democrat.

Bell urged the caucus to help him muster support and to ensure that the next hearing didn't produce a roomful of opponents of the bill, as happened when it first came up and was defeated. He said he wanted to end racial divisiveness encouraged by the dual holiday.



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