Beebe releases $2 million for drought aid | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Beebe releases $2 million for drought aid

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 6:27 AM

FROM THE GOVERNMENT: Drought help.
  • FROM THE GOVERNMENT: Drought help.
Gov. Mike Beebe yesterday released $2 million from his discretionary reserve fund to help drought-stricken ranchers buy feed.

I couldn't help but notice the cheering from Republican legislators on Twitter for this government handout of taxpayer money. Take $3 billion out of the system by ending the income tax, as the state Republican Party platform urges, and these little handouts might be harder to make.

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