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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Busy bee open line

Posted By on Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Busy day over here. Turning it over to you to discuss Paul Ryan, the people's game, Florida angling for the Arkansas plan for Medicaid expansion, lingering comments from the one million bills filed yesterday, and ... what else?

Here's two from Leslie:

UAMS MAD ABOUT MOONLIGHTING: A letter from Dean Fiser to College of Medicine faculty today warns that the next doctor who tries to make extra dough on the side is going to get the axe. An earlier audit found that doctors in the radiology department were being paid for outside work.

GOOGLE SETTLES STREET VIEW SUIT: Arkansas's take of the $7 million settlement agreement: $114,712.97. A report on NPR said Google makes $7 million in an hour. Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia are in on the deal.

And from David R., here's another:

TWITTER TIM: Interesting twitter exchange between U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin and journalists today. The basic takeaway is that there's essentially no bargain that Griffin would agree with that includes revenue increases of any kind. No surprise given that even Rep. Rick Crawford is a target of Club for Growth. Either way, I will say it's nice to see lawmakers engaging in the debate. Twitter isn't the world's most thoughtful forum but it does make our elected officials more accessible and kudos to him for being willing to publicly discuss the issue. H/T Michael Cook

And from commenter "radical centrist":

TWITS: For political geeks, this is too much fun. Deleted tweets from politicians. The link goes to Arkansas, but you can try other states as well. This really tickled me, from Rep. Steve Womack: "Jobs are the elixir for what ales our economy!" Really, the best part is how mundane most of the deletions are. Creepy, weird, addictive website.

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