Senators pass bill on voter ID

Also, panels favor legislation on scholarships, campus guns

Posted: February 21, 2013 at 12:54 a.m.

Sen. Bryan King, R-Green Forest, left, is congratulated by Sen. Gary Stubblefield, R-Branch, in the Senate chamber at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., after King's bill requiring voters to present a photo identification before they ca cast a ballot Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. The bill passed 23-12. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Arkansans would be required to provide photo identification to vote under legislation that cleared the state Senate on Wednesday. Supporters and foes disagreed on whether the measure would increase or decrease voter turnout.

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