GOP promotes unity in session

Members of both parties want best, lawmakers say

Posted: January 15, 2013 at 12:18 a.m.

Standing before Arkansas Chief Justice Jim Hannah, state Rep. Davy Carter (right) takes the oath of office Monday in the House chambers at the state Capitol in Little Rock. Carter’s colleagues selected the Cabot Republican to be their House speaker.

Though Medicaid issues could be divisive, lawmakers from both parties need to work together, the Republican leaders of the Arkansas House and Senate told newly sworn-in members Monday.

Rep. Davy Carter elected as House Speaker

Rep. Davy Carter, R-Cabot, was elected and sworn in as House Speaker on Monday, Jan. 14 at the start of the 2013 legislative session. (By Lee Hogan)
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