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View from the bottom rung - May 28, 2016

May 28, 2016 4:07am

The landscape had so radically changed that without a frame of reference the exact site of the old school house would have been impossible to determine. Even the outline of its foundation, wiped...

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Legislative digest - May 18, 2016

May 18, 2016 9:49am

Legislators will head back to the Capitol Thursday for a special session to address highway funding.

The session is being called now because we face an important deadline to receive $200...

State Capitol in review - May 18, 2016

May 18, 2016 9:47am

In a decision that has financial implications for schools across Arkansas, a Pulaski County judge has ruled in favor of the state and against a small, isolated district in the Ozark Mountains....

View from the bottom rung - May 14, 2016

May 14, 2016 4:05am

Lately, with a socialist candidate running for president there’s a lot of talk about Socialism vs. Capitalism.

But, do you know that during the...

Legislative digest - May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016 9:42am

The House has wrapped up the state’s four fiscal session by passing a balanced budget with increases in funding to some of the most urgent needs.

We began this session with discussion and...

State Capitol in review - May 4, 2016

May 04, 2016 8:49am

The appropriation for Medicaid services was one of first three measures enacted by the legislature during the 2016 fiscal session.

Not long after the spending bill became law the Senate...

View from the bottom rung - April 30, 2016

Apr 30, 2016 4:05am

I’m surprised to find that many people do not read their local newspaper. Well, not actually surprised perhaps, rather amazed. In my extended sojourn upon this rocky sphere, it has been the case...

State Capitol in review - April 20, 2016

Apr 20, 2016 9:09am

As soon as this year’s fiscal session of the legislature convened, the tension began to build.

On the first day of the session the Joint Budget Committee endorsed the spending bill for the...

Legislative digest - April 20, 2016

Apr 20, 2016 9:08am

This week we have two important updates from the Capitol.

The first is the action taking during our first week of the fiscal session. The second update we want to share with you is a new...

View from the bottom rung - April 16, 2016

Apr 16, 2016 4:05am

It’s true, there’s no place like home. I can attest to that coming off a 7,000-mile loop that took Ms. Sunshine and me west to Kingman, Ariz., then northward to Lake Meade, to Las Vegas and ever...

State Capitol in review - April 13, 2016

Apr 13, 2016 8:45am

The conclusion of the three-day special session on Medicaid sets the stage for a dramatic vote in the fiscal legislative session that begins today.

I voted against the Medicaid expansion...

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