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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bang bang, the silly season

Posted By on Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 3:27 PM

The gun nuts are always on the lookout for openings. Today, as the session wound down, it was in seeking a vote on a resolution against renewing a federal ban on assault rifles. The idea failed in House Judiciary, which knew empty rhetoric when it saw it. Today anyway. I know if I were President Obama that I'd be looking first to Rep. Jon Woods and his ilk in Arkansas for guidance on gun legislation.

Also at the legislature: Gov. Beebe having apparently beaten a raft of other tax breaks, Sen. Bobby Glover got his tax break on rental storage units through the House today and en route to the governor. What was the emergency here, except the storage unit lobby deciding it wanted more money?

And further: John Williams has a report on sparring over efforts to get schools to spend, rather than stockpile, national school lunch money. It's more complicated than it sounds.

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