Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 15:45:00

Letters to President Trump from Fayetteville High

ABC news features letters written (and read) to soon-to-be President Donald Trump by students in a sociology class at Fayetteville High School.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 15:12:00

Sunshine bill filed on restaurant tax records

Rep. Stephen Magie of Conway today introduced legislation to repeal former Rep. Micah Neal's 2015 bill that exempted restaurant and hotel sales tax records from the state Freedom of Information Act.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 14:57:00

Comparing a tax cut with a tax credit

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families have compared the cost and impact of two tax relief bills that came out of the House committee this morning — Gov. Asa Hutchinson's income tax cut for those making less than $21,000 a year and Rep. Warwick Sabin's bill to give an earned income tax credit to state taxpayers equal to 5 percent of the

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 14:42:00

Thursday's open line, plus news

What's on your mind? Have at it.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:48:00

Antiabortion bill passed by committee

State Rep. Andy Mayberry's attempt to stop abortion at 12 weeks pregnancy by describing the most common and, according to the medical profession, the safest procedure as "dismemberment" of an "unborn child" passed in the House Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:37:00

Repeal of Obamacare will particularly punish Arkansas

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, will be particularly harmful to Arkansas.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:22:00

Lawyers may hit jackpot thanks to Mike Huckabee robocall

Missouri lawyers have a shot at a huge payday thanks to robocalls made by Mike Huckabee to promote a religion-oriented movie, "Last Ounce of Courage."

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:41:00

Income tax cut and earned income tax credit approved in House committee

Income taxes were up for discussion in the House Revenue and Taxation Committee today.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:25:00

A movie fit for Donald Trump's inauguration day

Entertainment Weekly notes that Turner Classic Movies has scheduled a fitting movie for Friday, the day Donald Trump will be sworn in as president of the United States.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:11:00

Timex to close North Little Rock facility, put 64 out of work

The Timex Group has announced it will close a facility in North Little Rock by the end of this year, which will put 64 people out of work — 55 in distribution and nine in a call center.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 09:33:00

Supreme Court refuses review of Rhonda Wood's participation in nursing home case

The Arkansas Supreme Court today rejected a challenge to Justice Rhonda Wood's participation in a nursing home lawsuit because of significant contributions to her judicial campaign by the owner of the nursing home.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 07:27:00

The planet keeps getting hotter

Record-breaking temperatures in 2016 were the top story in the New York Times today. Good, and sobering, call.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 05:00:00

Franklin Elementary supporters grill Little Rock superintendent on planned closure

Voices from Franklin Elementary speak out against the closing of a neighborhood school.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 17:50:00

Legislation filed for $10 million school voucher program

The legislation to vastly expand transfer of state tax dollars to private schools came before the school choice day event I mentioned earlier.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 17:18:00

Arkansas heritage department's open-door policy: It's the exit

Multiple sources, including a member of the history listserv maintained by the University of Arkansas that is widely disseminated, report that a key employee of the Department of Arkansas Heritage has been fired.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 17:00:00

Brothel operator gets 21 months in federal prison

Shades of Al Capone. The feds used fraudulent Social Security benefits to nab a man accused of operating a brothel in Little Rock.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 16:28:00

Wednesday: An open line and today's video report

The Wednesday open line and daily news summary.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 16:19:00

Johnny Key refuses to meet with citizen group on LR schools

State Education Commissioner Johnny Key has refused to meet as the Little Rock School Board with a citizen's group that petitioned for a meeting as the law prescribes.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 15:51:00

Tax cut proposals move through legislature

Governor's Hutchinson's tax cut for low-income earners advanced on a voice vote in the Senate Revenue and Tax committee Wednesday at the state Capitol. Meanwhile, a rival Earned Income Tax Credit proposal will be up for consideration in a House committee tomorrow.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 15:09:00

Bill takes aim at Internet sales — the long way around

Sen. Jake Files, with other co-sponsors, filed his legislation today that is aimed at collecting sales taxes from "remote" sellers — in other words sales by Internet from companies with no physical presence in Arkansas.

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