Not much. You? | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Not much. You?

Posted By on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 4:13 PM

Slow day. Maybe the readers can fire it up. Noted:

* REPUBLICAN DABBS DOINGS: A lawsuit filed under seal this week in Circuit Court apparently relates to an effort to limit disclosure of things Bryant Mayor Jill 'Republican' Dabbs has inserted in the investigative record of a state Ethics Commission review of her official and campaign activities. The Commission has made a preliminary finding that Dabbs violated the state ethics law in giving herself and pal City Clerk Heather 'Republican' Kizer pay raises when they took office this year without first seeking City Council approval. She's to challenge that at a public hearing Friday after a closed hearing on findings of her failure to properly report campaign finance receipts. Dabbs seems to be a mean 'un. She's apparently rounded up some scurrilous anonymous comments about her critics to put in the Ethics Commission record. They are irrelevant to the ethical matters at her public hearing (it matters not, for example, if a convicted murderer blew the whistle on Dabbs' illegal pay raise; the illegal pay raise is what matters). The suspicion is that she'll attempt to use the cover of the privileged hearing to introduce anonymous sliming of her foes. Noted: Republican Dabbs' pal Republican Kizer's hubby is now police chief of the not-so-tranquil 'burb.

Tags:


Favorite

Comments (67)

Showing 1-50 of 67

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-50 of 67

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Trump immigration protest at LR: Quick and fierce

    It was not even 24 hours ago that Sophia Said, director of the Interfaith Center; City Director Kathy Webb and others decided to organize a protest today of Donald Trump's executive order that has left people from Muslim countries languishing in airports or unable to come to the US at all — people with visas, green cards,a  post-doc graduate student en route to Harvard, Google employees abroad, families. I got the message today before noon; others didn't find out until it was going on. But however folks found out, they turned out in huge numbers, more than thousand men, women and children, on the grounds of the state Capitol to listen to speakers from all faiths and many countries.
    • Jan 29, 2017
  • From Russia with love: A manipulated Arkansas photograph becomes election fake news

    The Wall Street Journal reports here on how Russian troll farms have exploited cracks in social media for propaganda purposes, appropriating images for re-use in their disinformation campaigns. Arkansas angle:
    • Feb 23, 2018
  • Campus gun bill clears committee

    The so-called compromise amendment that will allow anyone 25 or older with a training certificate carry a concealed weapon on public college campuses was approved in a Senate committee this afternoon.
    • Feb 21, 2017

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

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