Sounds stimulating | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sounds stimulating

Posted By on Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 6:03 AM

Though some had carped about school spending in the stimulus package, Gov. Mike Beebe brought news last night that seems hard to quarrel with -- Arkansas's share can be spent on school construction projects. Bricks, mortar, infrastructure. OK, all?

PS -- I should have made clear originally that this spending is for deferred maintenance and energy retrofitting, not new construction, but it's construction work of significant degree and goes to the state's school infrastructure. The spending even could allow some budgetary manuevering that could go toward at least a partial paydown on the bind facing teachers on health insurance.

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • IHOP coming down, but .....

    I always scan the Little Rock City Board for items of interest this week and this one caught my eye: A zoning measure required by a proposal to tear down the IHOP at Markham and University.
    • Apr 30, 2016
  • Mitch Landrieu on the removal of Confederate tributes in New Orleans

    You want to hear the words of a strong mayor? Read the speech delivered by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on the removal of the last of four Lost Cause tributes in the city. THIS is a strong mayor. Brilliant.
    • May 22, 2017
  • LR speakers blast state board for double standard

    A series of speakers, beginning with Sen. Joyce Elliott, denounced what they saw as a hidden agenda favoring charter schools at the state Department of Education and asked the state Board of Education for return of local control.
    • May 12, 2016

Most Shared

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation