Thursday, February 20, 2014

The open line: Bella Vista bypass in trouble; Tom Cotton's phone records sought; prosecutor seeks re-election

Posted By on Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 4:31 PM

THE FREEWAY DOES NOT GO ON FOREVER: Questions about completing the bypass.
  • THE FREEWAY DOES NOT GO ON FOREVER: Questions about completing the bypass.

The line is open. Finishing up:

* SOLUTION: TAX INCREASE:  Looks like money is short — on the Missouri side at the moment — to complete the Bella Vista bypass. 40/29 reports. A fuel tax increase could provide the revenue the highway contractors need, even as it encouraged more fuel efficient cars and driving habits. Sound like a plan. What say you Bart Hester and other Teabaggers in NWA?

* TOM COTTON'S ETHICS: Questions continue to remain unanswered about whether U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton has used the U.S. Capitol or a publicly paid cell phone to do campaigning. He could turn over his phone records. Don't hold your breath.

* LARRY JEGLEY RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION AS PROSECUTOR: He made his announcement today. Expected. And opposition isn't. For good reason. Tough but fair.

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Speaking of Bella Vista Bypass

  • That Bella Vista bypass

    August 11, 2010
    The State Highway and Transportation Department says it has lined up a $10 million federal grant to start work on the Bella Vista bypass, which would eventually extend I-540 to the Missouri line. /more/
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