Making sausage | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Making sausage

Posted By on Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 11:53 AM

A rumor went around that legislative drafters of the lottery law had shared a copy with potential lottery vendors, though they've so far released only the barest outline of what they have in mind to the public.

I asked House Speaker Robbie Wills if this was true.

He said: "They weren't shown "the bill" just some language.  All thought it set up a successful, fair lottery."

Well then, I asked, could I see that "language"? His response:

"You'll see everything they saw tomorrow."

If you had any doubt about the  pecking order when it comes to taxpayers and lottery lobbyists, I think you now have a clear idea of who has top priority.

I mentioned earlier that the bill would have stronger ethics provisions than originally indicated. Here are details.

UPDATE: It's getting prickly. A freshman Republican called on the House floor today for a public session on the lottery bill. Said the Speaker: Motion denied.

Sign up for the Daily Update email

Comments (7)

Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Where's the outrage?

    Am I the only person, apart from federal prosecutors, outraged about the criminal enterprise that inveigled itself into a privileged position as an Arkansas taxpayer-financed human services provider to the tune, today, of $43 million a year?
    • Jun 21, 2018
  • Where's the outrage?

    • Jun 21, 2018
  • Rutledge opponent hits her socializing with corporate interests

    Mike Lee, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, has criticized Attorney General Leslie Rutledge over recent reports of her participation at private meetings where corporate interests make big contributions to a political group she heads for access to state legal officers.
    • Jun 21, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation