The expansion project at Razorback Stadium at the University of Arkansas has been repeatedly described as a $160 million project, with $120 million to be provided by a University of Arkansas general obligation bond issue. But finance charges could add $66 million. /more/
After the stadium expansion vote this morning, the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees met in executive session to review recommended pay n excess of line item-maximums and then approved the batch in a public vote. Most of the football coaches, including the head weight lifting instructor, will make more than campus chancellor Joseph Steinmetz's base pay if they have a great year. /more/
UPDATE: The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees voted 8-2 this morning to approve a $160 million expansion of Razorback Stadium, despite a plea from Trustee David Pryor to opt out of the big college athletics "nuclear arms race." /more/
The Arkansas GOP’s role in and reaction to the Republican National Convention, the trial of former health care provider Ted Suhl, the next steps for the challenge to the state’s death penalty secrecy law and more — all covered on this week's podcast.
Take a minute and read Ernest Dumas' column this week. It explains who Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is really representing when she fights EPA clean air rules — railroads and coal miners.
Dumas explains the history of regulation of coal-burning power plants — Arkansas is home to two of the dirtiest — and also explains why fixing them or looking for alternative energy supplies closer to home is actually good for the economy, not bad.
How apt: The Root Cafe is the viewer-chosen winner of the documentary series "Growing America: A Journey to Success," on HLN TV. The show's idea: that MBAs from the country's most prestigious universities could help businesses to, well, leaf out.