Indignant legislators deplore buyouts | Arkansas Blog

Friday, October 14, 2011

Indignant legislators deplore buyouts

Posted By on Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Can't resist. Just saw the Stephens report on indignant legislators waxing wroth on buyouts of college presidents at the University of Central Arkansas.

For an amount that wouldn't buy out six months of the contract of an offensive coordinator at the UAF (Football Campus).

Where were indignant Arkansas Republicans Tim Summers and Jonathan Barnett when millions were spent to help Hog coaches on their way?

Sen. Jimmy Jeffress notes that the Arkansas Legislature can advise and emote all it wants, but it can't override contract law — and universities' constitutionally independent status, something Jeffress has long wanted to end.

Don't get me wrong. UCA might have rolled over too easily on its presidents. But this legislative stuff is just shooting the wounded. Peanut gallery stuff.

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