The politics of the proposal to increase the state minimum wage, rich Arkies giving boatloads of money to Republicans, the resignation of UALR Athletic Director Chris Peterson, gas stations and Little Rock politics and the Little Rock drug arrest gone bad that left an innocent bystander dead — all covered on this week's podcast.
The latest in state political races, including all the drama in District 35 in Little Rock; good numbers for the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace; a new appointment to the state board of education; Uber in Fayetteville; Mark Darr’s debt to the state, and the resignation of the Jonesboro police chief — all covered on this week's edition.
The passage of a historic civil rights measure in Fayetteville, a surprise about-face at the Little Rock City Board, Jonesboro Police Chief Mike Yates’ derogatory comments about Jonesboro Sun police reporter Sunshine Crump, Mark Pryor inching towards saying the name that cannot be spoken and a coming legislative meeting on the Arkansas’s biggest retirement systems — all covered on this week's podcast.
An effort to abolish the office of lieutenant governor, the Little Rock City Board and late-night clubs, the latest sign of trouble among Justices of the Arkansas Supreme Court, a leaked Tea Party memo and a rare admission by Tom Cotton — all covered on this week's podcast.
The latest in challenges to the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, the end of Mike Maggio as a judge, a new poll that puts Arkansas ahead of all other states, the governor’s race and the environment and the latest controversy surrounding the Little Rock City Board — all covered on this week's early edition of the Week in Review podcast.
New political polls, Gilbert Baker and newly released ethics commission investigative files on campaign contributions to Mike Maggio, the hypocrisy of Big River Steel’s John Correnti, the LRPD’s move to encrypt its radio broadcasts, a Little Rock City Board proposal to rollback closing time for private clubs and the Little Rock Planning Commission once again going against professional staff recommendations — all covered on this week's edition.
Arkansas Times Senior Editor Max Brantley and Editor Lindsey Millar talk about Tom Cotton and the latest in election news, the fight over public schools and broadband, talk of toll roads along I-40, a legal claim that could keep votes on alcohol and the minimum wage off the ballot and the state Republican Party embracing D.C. politics — all covered on this week's edition.
I fill in for Lindsey this week, who's on daddy duty with a new baby boy (congrats Lindsey!). Max joins me to talk Razorback trademarking, the state of the Pryor-Cotton and Hutchinson-Ross races (tomatoes! debates!), ballot initiatives for statewide booze sales and raising the minimum wage, and the possibility of Uber coming to Little Rock. Plus endorsements for the city of Nashville and "Getting Back to Abnormal," a character-rich documentary on post-Katrina New Orleans politics.
This week’s special session of the Arkansas General Assembly, the stupid things Tom Cotton said this week, more drama at the Arkansas Supreme Court, more politicking around the proposal to build a Mapco in downtown Little Rock and the deadwood of the former lieutenant governor’s office drifting off to new opportunities — all covered on this week's edition.
The upcoming special session of the Arkansas General Assembly, the latest on the bid to overturn the state's voter ID law, a split emerging among Arkansas Supreme Court justices and the politics surrounding a proposal to build a Mapco on 3rd and Broadway in downtown Little Rock — all covered on this week's edition.
Jason Rapert’s discriminatory dog and pony show, Mike Huckabee’s hopefully career killing speech at a marginal rally to oppose same-sex marriage, whether a special session is coming and what it’ll look like and the middle class as a campaign trope — all covered on this week's edition.
Analysis of Tuesday’s primary election runoffs, political jousting at a big meeting of Southern leaders, the legislature and schools and new Southern Baptist Convention pres Ronnie Floyd — all on this week's edition.
Walmart’s annual meeting and all that surrounds it, the coming runoff elections for the Republican nomination for attorney general and Senate District 17, the battle brewing over booze in Arkansas and the man that no matter how hard we try we can’t seem to escape—Jason Rapert. All covered in this week's edition.
The latest on the legal challenge to the state’s voter ID law, Little Rock’s selection of a new police chief, Asa Hutchinson's crime plan, Sen. Jason Rapert’s latest grandstanding and more covered on this week's podcast.
Takeaways from the May 20 primary election results (including that few people care enough to vote), problems with the state's new voter ID law and the latest on former Lieutenant Gov. Mark Darr — all covered on this week's podcast.
The ups and downs of the fight for marriage equality, the latest on the state’s voter ID law, Republican primaries, a possible fix for the state public school employee insurance fund and a really weird state Supreme Court race — all covered on this week's edition.
President Obama’s visit to Arkansas, the ruling on a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, a PR push for the Keystone pipeline, dark money flooding state political races at all levels, Asa Hutchinson’s thoughts on ending the private option, Frank Broyles getting pushed out at the UA, Johnny Key landing on his feet and Quest Charter School hitting a significant speed bump — all covered on this week's podcast.
The latest on the Arkansas voter I.D. law in court, the Bishop's beef with Catholic Health Initiatives acquisition of QualChoice, what Andy Allison stepping down means for the private option, key takeaways from a new political poll and when tragedy and politics intersect.
Judge Tim Fox striking down the 2013 voter id law, Mark Pryor holding tough in polls, Republican primary candidates running hard to the right, Democratic candidate Jackie McPherson running tough in the 1st District, money in judicial elections and more — all covered on this week's edition.
The latest in the Cotton vs. Pryor race, what 8 million enrolled in Obamacare marketplaces means, what higher than projected costs in the private option mean and the Arkansas Lottery Commission’s embrace of monitor-style games — all covered on this week's podcast.
We ended up adopting Fred due to his incorrigible stubbornness. Originally bred to track game, basset hounds can be amazingly persistent. It sometimes appears that when their noses are working, their hearing shuts down.
The Koch political lobby is trying mightily to pretend it supports American farmers and that Tom Cotton's vote against the farm bill isn't a measure of farm support. A new report from a Democratic organization blows that dishonest messaging out of the water.