LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas House panel has again rejected a proposal to change the meaning of a star on the state’s flag that currently represents the Confederacy, despite an endorsement from the Republican governor.
The House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee rejected the proposal by a 10-5 vote Wednesday.
The measure would not have changed the design of the flag, but would have removed language that a blue star above Arkansas’ name on the flag represents the Confederate States of America. It would instead make that star represent the United States of America and a blue star currently representing the U.S. would represent Native American nations.