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Hogs at the trough 

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Regular Joes have to make payments to the Razorback Foundation in order to get priority seating at University of Arkansas football games, but the state's elected officials have a sweeter deal. The UA as a matter of policy exempts statewide officers, legislators, members of the Higher Education Coordinating Council, UA faculty and staff and Razorback letter winners from making the extra contribution for good seats. They are required to pay face value for their tickets. But that is a financial bargain, sometimes huge, compared with ordinary fans, who must pay hefty charges for better seats. Legislators also get free parking in Fayetteville. Under what laughably passes for "ethics" in Arkansas, tens of thousands of dollars worth of priority seating and parking is freely given by a public institution, happily taken by many officials and smiled on benignly by people with the title ethics regulators. Woo Pig Sooie. Below a look at the 39 legislators who scored a deal on seats, with the annual contribution they avoided.

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