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UPDATE: Jon Woods Memorial free drinks report

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Here's the Jon Woods Memorial Voters-Thought-They-Outlawed-Free-Swill-But-Didn't Legislative Freebie Report for this week (not including various committee-only swillathons)

Tuesday

Lunch, 11:30 a.m., AEA Building, Arkansas Citizens Climate Lobby.

Lunch for Senate, 11:30 a.m., Room 309, Two Sisters Catering

Reception, 4-7 p.m., Vino's, Paschall Strategic Communications.


Wednesday


Lunch, 11:15 a.m., Room 309, hosted by megalobbyist Mullenix and Associates.


Several note that Mullenix draws money from both the nursing home lobby, which pushed the tort reform amendment, and Arkansas judges, including the Supreme Court, who've opposed the portion of tort reform that strips the Supreme Court of rule-making authority. Wonder which hat Mullenix wore on this one.

Reception, 5-7 p.m., Next Level Events, Arkansas Valley Alliance for Economic Development. (It's underwritten by the Russellvillle Chamber of Commerce.)

Thursday

Lunch, 11:30, Association of Arkansas Counties Building, Arkansas Circuit Clerks Association.

PS: The tribute to Jon Woods is because the indicted former senator snookered an ethics group into amending its ideas with a bunch of legislature friendly features — longer terms, higher pay, get-out-of-jail-free card on ethics violations and a number of loopholes that kept the free food and drink coming.

UPDATE: Here are at least a couple of the free committee throwdowns:

TUESDAY

Dinner, Riverfront Place, North Little Rock, the House Agriculture, Foresttry and Economic Development Committee will be feted by the Community Centers of Arkansa.

WEDNESDAY

Dinner, 6 p.m., Whole Hog Cafe, the Insurance and Commerce Committees get a feedbag courtesy of the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas and Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas

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