determined to win over legislature
If you walk into
a fancy restaurant in Little Rock, chances are youŐll see a bunch
of dark suits entertaining groups of legislators in light polyester
sport coats with shirt collars open and ties loose.[FULL
Knight: Visionary who did a world of good
Publisher A gentle rain fell Sunday evening only hours after Warren
Knight passed away in his sleep at the age of 71 in his Cabot home.[FULL
caves in on gambling
Here is an acknowledgement that we woefully
underestimated the efficiency of the Arkansas Legislature in the
age of term limits.
scandal at the Legislature Scandals do
not have to originate in secrecy. They can be open and aboveboard
from the first. [FULL
bill calls for a veto
Arkansas voters have been turning down initiatives
to authorize casino gambling since 1964, but now itŐs coming anyway
to a city not too far from you, thanks to the General Assembly.
to special interests
It is an article of faith with lawmakers that they
never stand taller than when they stoop to help a big industry avoid
shows guts on minimum wage It was in the
Great Depression that the United States decided as a national doctrine
that there was a minimum sum of money that every honest hour of
work by an American was worth, whatever the content of the labor.
favors slumlord protection Committee favors
slumlord protection ŇTenants have very few rights under current
Arkansas law.Ó That is the opening line of an informational Web
site on landlord-tenant law operated by the Arkansas attorney general.
death penalty for young people
Arkansas is one of only 21 small dominions on earth
where an eye for an eye is still the operating theology with juveniles.
Timber tries Trojan Horse gambit Just
when it appears that people in Central Arkansas can celebrate the
prospect of another quarter-century of clean water the word comes
that the developers have been reading classical mythology. They
resurrected the Trojan Horse.
unit pushes Social Security reform
The first team having failed to generate even a first
down in the big Social Security showdown, the Bush administration
this week sent the second unit to Arkansas in the person of Treasury
Secretary John Snow. As far as we could tell, the yard marker never