The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commissiontoday approved the air quality permit for the Big River Steel mill, the state-subsidized project near Osceola. A competitor, Nucor, had fought the permit. The company has hoped to start construction in June. No commissioners objected to the permit.
Last week, Rep. Josh Miller, a Republican legislator from Heber Springs, spoke against the private option Medicaid expansion last week. He invoked FDR's New Deal — a "hand up," he said, not a "handout."
Scott Ellington, the prosecuting attorney for Arkansas's Second Judicial District, said in a recent interview that, "There are no ongoing investigations by governmental investigative authorities" concerning the West Memphis Three case. Ellington may be the only person on the planet who believes there is "closure" in my case.