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Sunday, July 11, 2010

McDaniel, Halter and the free state cars

Posted By on Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 8:03 AM

Meredith Oakley today (sorry, can't link) and now John Brummett put Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on the losing end politically for giving up a free perk — his state-supplied vehicle.

No doubt about it. McDaniel should have, as fellow lawman Barney Fife once said, taken his urge to speak and nipped it in the bud.

I still think the cars are a salary supplement and unconstitutional. And I hope the piling-on of McDaniel doesn't obscure the need to be sure that all city, county and state cars provided public employees are properly reported as income supplements, as the law requires. (Some, such as law enforcement officers, get exceptions).

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