The latest in the fight to over reauthorizing the private option in Arkansas, the legislative hypocrite of the week, Sen. Johnny Key and the University of Arkansas and a beginning of the end of the lieutenant governor’s office leftovers — all covered on this week's podcast.
How much we hate the Arkansas legislature and minority rule, what Asa Hutchinson and French Hill think about the private option, a new congressional candidate, whether a casino might be in Little Rock's future and the vocal stylings of Warren Stephens — all covered on this week's podcast.
The no-good nine and Nate Bell who’re working to destroy the private option, Gilbert Baker’s fundraising for Republicans, U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin’s entrance into the lieutenant governor's race and the growing support for marriage equality across the country
Michael Lamoureux and the staff of the former lieutenant governor, Tim Griffin’s interest in running for lieutenant governor, Mike Ross’s plan to cut income taxes, new charges against Martha Shoffner, plans for a medical school at ASU and a compelling state House race in Little Rock—all covered this week.
The imperiled private option, the lieutenant governor’s office post-Darr, Arkansas Department of Education director Tom Kimbrell, the ouster of LR Wastewater chief Reggie Corbitt and Tom Cotton’s vote against the Farm Bill — all covered this week.
The state Senate special election in Jonesboro, early consequences of the new voter ID law, state Rep. Mark Biviano applying for a six figure job he helped create, Tom Cotton voting against Arkansas and creationism and charter schools — all discussed on this week's edition.
Speculation on Mark Darr's fate, plus bold predictions on what'll happen at the Joint Performance Review Committee hearing on the UA Advancement Division public accountability issues, whether the legislature will reappropriate money for the private option, whether former President Clinton's efforts will matter in Arkansas political races, whether 2014 will be the year that Arkansas ends the ban on same-sex marriage and the fate of several potential ballot initiatives — all covered this week.
Mark Darr and hypocrisy of Arkansas Republicans, the latest on the University of Arkansas scandal, new polling on races for Senate and governor, "Duck Dynasty" and another teacher departing Mount St. Mary's because of the school's policies and culture — all covered this week.
Lindsey's off in Indiana, so I filled in this week. Max and I discuss the Employment Non-Discrimination Act; Jeff Long getting that paper; strong Democrats in two Congressional districts, so what about the First?; Obamacare's good news, bad news, and a whole lot of shouting;
The rush of Republicans joining the race for Arkansas’s 2nd congressional district, Sen. Mark Pryor’s decision on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, Arkansas politicos seemingly paving the way for a Hillary Clinton run for president and more on Mount St. Mary in the wake of the forced resignation of English teacher Tippi McCullough after she wed her longtime partner.
Tim Griffin’s decision not seek reelection and what his exit means for the future of the Second District, the final Little Rock Tech Park vote (or was it?), the Pulaski County judge race, Bloomberg v. Pryor and the latest shadiness from the lieutenant governor and secretary of state's offices — all covered on this week's podcast.
The resolution to the government shutdown, the legislative special session, campaign fundraising, Pat Hays looking more likely to run for the 2nd district, the firing of a gay Mount St. Mary teacher, the settlement talk in Little Rock school desegregation case and a new highway commissioner appointee — all covered on this week's podcast.
Government shutdown, James Lee Witt and a possible run for the 4th district, Asa Hutchinson and the private option, the end of Judge Buddy’s reign, the interminable Tech Park and an the alleged misdeeds of rich Canadian at the Capitol Hotel — all covered this week.
Government shutdown, Obamacare, college leaders for immigration reform, the latest on Democratic congressional challengers, the Exxon oil spill, movement on ethics reform and the UA’s disastrous appearance in front of Legislative Joint Auditing all covered.
The latest dirt on Lt. Gov. Mark Darr, the latest move to retire by Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington, Clinton in explainer in chief mode, Arkansas Baptist’s struggles, a new judge for the state case challenging the same sex marriage ban, a new dress code for the LRSD and more — all covered on this week's edition.
The resignation of Paul Bookout, the parade of analysis of ethics reports that’s sure to follow, drama at the University of Arkansas, Arkansas’s congressional delegation and government shutdown, Mark Pryor and the voting rights act and the latest on the legal fight between Judge Wendell Griffin and the lawyers involved in the retrial of former Little Rock police officer Josh Hastings –– all covered on this week's edition.
Sen. Mark Pryor's embrace of Obamacare, Rep. Tom Cotton on the weaker sex, lessons learned (or not) on government shutdown, lieutenant governor candidates, a string of provocative lawsuits and the Little Rock City Board’s unsurprising decision to punt on sewer impact fees — all covered on the podcast this week.
The line is open. News roundup: Mike Maggio formally withdraws from Court of Appeals race and two moms arrested for leaving kids in frigid cars in the Oaklawn parking lot while they fed the slot machines inside.
In an e-mail, Circuit Judge Mike Maggio has announced with his withdrawal from the Arkansas Court of Appeals race after disclosure ofhis injudicious commentary on Tiger Droppings, an LSU fan website. He acknowledged the comments and, while saying he took "full responsibility" nonetheless invoked the "politics of personal destruction."
The tween-pop Elvis is coming to Verizon for what is guaranteed to be the most frenzied concert Little Rock sees all year. Now, the Biebs has gotten more than his fair share of criticism since his astronomical ascent from YouTube scrubbery to international megafame, but we're not interested in calling out the omnipresent young pup for his fortunes, deserved or otherwise.
Mike Huckabee, who left Arkansas, where he built the platform for his media success and which, incidentally, has an income tax, is putting down expensive roots in a beach development in Walton County, Fla., east of Destin — a $3 million home.
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."