Legislative maps due today | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Legislative maps due today

Posted By on Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 10:06 AM

You can check the state Board of Apportionment today for final redistricting maps from Gov. Mike Beebe, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel and Secretary of State Mark Martin. A public hearing is scheduled July 25 and the board will vote July 29. Beebe and McDaniel will win. Republicans will complain.

I've said all along that Democrats overestimate the help they can give themselves by mapping, though they undoubtedly can do some. Republicans know this but play the martyr for political purposes and would play the game in exactly the same way if roles were reversed. To the extent "harm" is done, it won't be done to people, but to some incumbent legislators or wannabe legislators. BFD.

I note, FWIW, that this topic stirs precious little interest among readers. I'd love to see some scientific polling that would determine what percentage of Arkansans could identify their representative and senator.

Tags:


Sign up for the Daily Update email
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…

  • The inspiring Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton's campaign for president illustrates again the double standard applied to women. Some writers get it. They even find the supposedly unlikable Clinton inspiring.
    • Oct 16, 2016
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders becomes White House press secretary

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders, daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, is the new White House press secretary.
    • Jul 21, 2017
  • UPDATE: Hutchinson moves to cover himself on cut to War Memorial Stadium

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson apparently felt the burn from KARK's exclusive Tuesday night on his plans to cut state support of War Memorial Stadium in half beginning July 1, 2018. He has a so-far secret plan to make the stadium self-sustaining. We bet that doesn't include state support.
    • Oct 20, 2016

Most Viewed

  • The yawning teacher pay gap between Arkansas school districts

    Before Arkansas congratulates itself for outpacing Oklahoma on teacher pay, we should take a look at the huge disparity in salaries within the state. New teachers in Bentonville may make almost $46,000 a year, but new teachers in many other districts will start the 2018-19 school year earning $31,800 — less than the starting salary in Tulsa.
  • Anonymous Harding University students relaunch LGBTQ publication, campus security removes copies

    A group of anonymous Harding University students on Friday published an "HU Queer Press 2.0" zine, covering issues of gay rights at the private, Churches of Christ-affiliated campus in Searcy. A similar publication, "The State of the Gay at Harding University," set off a firestorm of controversy at Harding seven years ago. Shortly after the publication was distributed, campus security officers began gathering the copies of the zine and throwing them in the trash.

Most Recent Comments

 

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