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View from the bottom rung - Aug. 23, 2014

Updated: Aug 25, 2014 6:11pm

That time of year again. This morning withered, bent but not broken, I awoke to bushels of happy birthday wishes scrolling up the screen of this amazing space age cyber gadget one year older than...

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Legislative digest - Feb. 26, 2014

Feb 26, 2014 10:15am

We have now entered our third week of the fiscal session.

By the end of the second week, the House passed more than 100 appropriation bills.

The joint budget committee continues to...

Letter: Circumventing Congress, Constitution

Feb 26, 2014 10:15am

Presidents have abused their powers by circumventing Congress with executive orders, which could be unconstitutional in many cases.

Presidential executive orders proliferated with Eisenhower...

View from the bottom rung - Feb. 22, 2014

Updated: Feb 24, 2014 12:12am

Purple tomatoes are coming to your garden. Developed by a strange diabolical race of little green men calling themselves “Britons” and secreted out to our neighbor Canada, the tomatoes dark...

State Capitol in review - Feb. 12, 2014

Feb 12, 2014 12:15pm

The fiscal session began Monday. Legislators will be in Little Rock to consider bills concerning the budget for the coming year.

State sales taxes collections in January were only a litter...

Legislative digest - Feb. 12, 2014

Feb 12, 2014 12:13pm

As we enter the state’s third fiscal session, we are reminded of the power the voters have to amend our laws. After all, fiscal sessions began when back in 2008, 69 percent of voters said we...

State Capitol in review - Feb. 5, 2014

Feb 05, 2014 11:24am

I think the biggest story this week is the weather and the snow. Everyone be very careful.

Another reminder about scams, especially over the phone or Internet. We have received several calls...

Letter: Opposition to transmission line

Feb 05, 2014 11:23am

I am writing regarding the electrical transmission line proposed by Clean Line Energy that will cross the entire width of our beautiful state. I feel the public should know both sides of this...

Another perspective - Feb. 1, 2014

Feb 01, 2014 5:05am

Arkansas became the first state to be allowed to purchase private health insurance for its poorest citizens with federal Medicaid expansion money. This was permitted despite the fact that Medicaid...

State Capitol in review - Jan. 29, 2014

Jan 29, 2014 11:21am

The fiscal session will begin Feb. 10. In addition to approving budgets for state government operations next year, the legislature will allocate unspent surplus funds that have built up in the...

Legislative digest - Jan. 29, 2014

Jan 29, 2014 11:20am

While Arkansas state tax and federal returns are not due until April 15, we know thousands of Arkansans may be filing soon in anticipation of a refund. This year, the IRS will begin processing...

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