Southern lawmakers drop their bags in LR

Posted: July 27, 2014 at 4:23 a.m.

State Reps. Kelley Linck (left), R-Yellville, and Stephanie Malone, R-Fort Smith, get gift bags Saturday from Shawn Key after registering at the Statehouse Convention Center for the Southern Legislative Conference. State lawmakers from all over the South are attending the conference, which ends Tuesday.

Virginia state Sen. L. Louise Lucas has plenty she wants to do this weekend in Little Rock: see the state Capitol, visit the Clinton Presidential Center and figure out how to help her state solve its Medicaid expansion problem.

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