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Arkansas Ten Commandments Statue Advances To Public Hearing

The 10 Commandments monument at the Texas State Capitol in Austin
The 10 Commandments monument at the Texas State Capitol in Austin
The 10 Commandments monument at the Texas State Capitol in Austin
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The 10 Commandments monument at the Texas State Capitol in Austin

A plan to build a monument to the Ten Commandments at the Arkansas state Capitol has advanced, with a state panel voting the proposal can now face a public hearing.

A subcommittee of the Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission on Wednesday found the application for the privately funded monument is sufficient and the state can now hold a hearing to gather public comments on the plan. A spokesman for the secretary of state's office said a time and place for the hearing has not been set yet.

Lawmakers last year approved a measure requiring the state to allow the monument on Capitol grounds.

The subcommittee will make its recommendation to the full commission after the public comment hearing is held.

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