Scholarship trim awaits Beebe pen

Campus gun-carry bill also gets OK

Posted: February 26, 2013 at 12:44 a.m.

State Sen. Bart Hester, R-Cave Springs, spoke in support of legislation Monday which would allow college faculty and staff with concealed handgun permits to carry their weapons onto campus, unless the school’s policies prohibit them. The legislation passed easily.

The Arkansas Senate on Monday sent Gov. Mike Beebe legislation restructuring the state’s Academic Challenge Scholarship program, and Beebe’s spokesman said the governor intends to sign the measure.

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