In the zone: A light lobbying schedule includes a pitch for cities | Arkansas Blog

Monday, March 16, 2015

In the zone: A light lobbying schedule includes a pitch for cities

Posted By on Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 6:48 AM


The party never ends for the Arkansas legislature, despite Amendment 94's supposed ban on freebies. Plan an "event" and, presto, freebies pour.

Mondays are a little light, however.

RECEPTION: 4:30-6:30, Vino's, Arkansas Hospital Association, Arkansas Community Colleges and AT&T.

PIZZA AND PRAYER: 6-7:30 p.m., Capitol Room 19, Capitol Commission, a private group that promotes religion in government.

DINNER: 6 p.m., Brave New Restaurant, for the House City, County & Local Affairs Committee by the Arkansas Municipal League. This is a publicly funded lobby. Pray they pour a lot of the good stuff. This committee has members intent on essentially junking city zoning regulations under the "spurious" takings argument. You know: You are "taking" from me if you prevent location of a hog crap lagoon on my property. Yes, of course, Sen. Bart Hester is behind this one, with Bullet Bob Ballinger in second chair.

Tags: , , , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Saturday's open line

    Got any thoughts? Put them here.
    • May 21, 2016
  • Among the last words from Kenneth Williams: 'Finger Lickin' Good Fried Chicken'

    What's purported to be a final-words essay from condemned prisoner Kenneth Williams was distributed today by Deborah Robinson, a freelance journalist in Arkansas.  He reflects on his execution, his victims, reactions of inmates and big servings of fried chicken, which he says are given to all inmates on execution days.
    • Apr 27, 2017
  • Civil War over in Fort Smith; lawyer strikes his Rebel mascot battle tent

    KSFM reports that Joey McCutchen, the lawyer who's been trying to restart the Civil War in Fort Smith over the School Board's decision to drop the Rebel mascot and related trappingsfor Southside High School, is dropping his School Board takeover campaign.
    • May 27, 2016

Most Shared

  • Industrial hemp pilot program coming soon to Arkansas

    One of the booths at this week's Ark-La-Tex Medical Cannabis Expo was hosted by the Arkansas Hemp Association, a trade group founded to promote and expand non-intoxicating industrial hemp as an agricultural crop in the state. AHA Vice President Jeremy Fisher said the first licenses to grow experimental plots of hemp in the state should be issued by the Arkansas State Plant Board next spring.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation