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Sweatpants still OK to wear to legislative meetings

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STILL OK: For Rep. David Meeks (middle in this 2014 file photo) to wear jeans and a hoodie to legislative council meetings. Sweat pants, too, if he's got some UCA bottoms to go with that combo. - BRIAN CHILSON
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  • STILL OK: For Rep. David Meeks (middle in this 2014 file photo) to wear jeans and a hoodie to legislative council meetings. Sweat pants, too, if he's got some UCA bottoms to go with that combo.

Important matters were before the Arkansas Legislative Council this morning. Should lawmakers be allowed to wear jeans or sweatpants to ALC meetings? Sen. Jimmy Hickey (R-Texarkana) said no and proposed that the panel require members to dress "business casual" at meetings. Lawmakers could've been kicked out of meetings for violating the dress code under his plan.

But there's no room for that kind of authoritarian, anti-sweatpants position in Arkansas politics in 2016.The proposal failed after lawmakers called it unnecessary and antidemocratic, the AP reports

Props on at least one AP headline: "Sweatpants ban sags in Arkansas legislature"





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