Helen Gurley Brown's legacy, emergency funds for prison and a Saturday line | Arkansas Blog

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Helen Gurley Brown's legacy, emergency funds for prison and a Saturday line

Posted By on Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 5:03 PM

Here's a late afternoon open line for you.


*I mentioned yesterday that the Legislative Council had approved $7.4 million for 200 new prison beds at Pine Bluff's Ester Unit. I'd inquired where the money for that comes from, but hadn't heard back. I see here that it and the $2.6 million the ALC also approved to extend the contract with Bowie County, Texas, to house state prisoners through 2016 comes from Rainy Day Funds. Nothing like using emergency funds to pay for our entirely predictable mass incarceration crisis. 

*The New York Times has a long feature on the strange handling of the estate of Helen Gurley Brown, the longtime Cosmo editor and Green Forest native. 

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