Gridlock in House pinned on votes rule

Supermajority called tall order

Posted: March 2, 2014 at 3:57 a.m.

Gov. Mike Beebe said he’s seen plenty of other impasses that arose from the supermajority requirement.

The Arkansas House has been deadlocked for two weeks while supporters of funding the state’s private-option Medicaid expansion struggle to secure the supermajority of votes to move the measure forward.

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