The fiscal session UPDATE | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The fiscal session UPDATE

Posted By on Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 12:20 PM

The legislature is in recess. They should adjourn next week. 

A shortage of money didn't hurt in depressing shenanigans, though leaders entered the first fiscal session intent on keeping it as routine as possible. I was surprised, with elections coming up, how few efforts were made to grab headlines with cheap stunts. Rep. Keith Ingram's attack on Lt. Gov. Bill Halter's budget was one exception. There were a few others of brief and inconsequential duration. Give 'em time.

UPDATE: KUAR captures Sen. Terry Smith's session-ending poetry on fights between governors and legislators over GIF money.

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Super Bowl line

    Over to you.
    • Feb 7, 2016
  • Sabin's subterfuge in the race for mayor has roots in rigged city government

    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that an ethics complaint has been filed saying that the exploratory committee Rep. Warwick Sabin created to prepare for a run for Little Rock mayor was a subterfuge to avoid the city ordinance that doesn't allow campaign fundraising to begin until five months before the November 2018 election.Of course it is.
    • Aug 10, 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

  • City ethics update; campaign limit was supposed to help the little guy

    Some more history on the Little Rock city ordinance that limits candidates for mayor and City Board to raising campaign funds to five months before the November 2018 election. It raises questions not only about Warwick Sabin's fund-raising tactics, but also Mayor Mark Stodola's carryover money.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

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