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Commenting when I should be working.

Updated on January 27, 2011 at 12:35 PM

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Re: “An open line and a busy day at the Capitol

So there's a bill at the Legislature to allow lobbyists and fatcats to furnish legislators with luxury vacations or even a love nest in Little Rock.

The bill -- HB1008 -- was amended yesterday to allow legislators to use campaign contributions to pay for trips to "in-state or out-of-state conferences or seminars on general political issues" (page 4, line 13) and to pay for "an apartment leased solely for use while in the capital" (page 3, line 35).

And the legislator who introduced this little ol' bill? None other than St. Clarke Tucker.

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Posted by Inkling on 03/01/2017 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Following the GIF scandal in Northwest Arkansas

Two curious things in that Dem-Gaz article:

1. Who is the "third legislator" referenced as giving another $100,000 to AmeriWorks?

2. This third legislator supposedly recommended the money through the White River Planning and Development District (WRPDD). One problem though -- there is no record of any state appropriation being made to WRPDD in the last 30 years. How is a state legislator recommending funding if no state money has been appropriated? Was the money funneled to WRPDD from somewhere else? And was that legal?

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Posted by Inkling on 02/20/2017 at 10:55 AM

Re: “State rep candidate Clarke Tucker: opposition research regarding his 4-year-old son's application to pre-k by Stacy Hurst is "completely unacceptable"

Did LRSD release anything in response to the request? If so, how is that not a violation of FERPA?

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Posted by Inkling on 08/25/2014 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Kim Hammer: No comment on Darr because office audit in progress

Ditto what BeachHog said. Frank is as fair and objective as they come. And for the record, he doesn't "head" the auditors, that's Roger Norman's job. Max's frequent smearing of Frank in the service of politics is really quite disturbing, because Max and his wife know better -- yet another reason why the Times will never get a dime from me.

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Posted by Inkling on 09/06/2013 at 10:25 AM

Re: “The Republican fringe

So why hasn't the Times (or anyone else) asked Womack any probing questions about his claim that he was offered a bribe to vote for the private option? It's a bizarre story -- he claims he doesn't know the name of the man who offered the bribe -- that cries out for some probing questions.

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Posted by Inkling on 07/18/2013 at 12:02 PM

Re: “AFP makes misleading attacks on “private option” for Medicaid expansion

The more interesting question here is this: is Jason Cline a deceitful liar, or is he just really stupid?

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Posted by Inkling on 07/10/2013 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Andrea Lea's foggy memory: Republican cronyism at the state Capitol

Let me get this straight: a state board made up of Democrats appointed by Beebe vote to hire a guy who happens to be a Republican. That Democratic board then proposes to raise his pay, and the Beebe Administration (via OPM) endorses the higher salary. The legislative committee approves it, but at the behest of a Republican legislator, they reconsider. And ultimately the GOP-majority committee lowers the salary, against the Beebe Administration recommendation. And you and Nickels think this Democratic-led activity is "Republican nepotism"?! Max, has your tinfoil hat gotten too tight for your big head?

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Posted by Inkling on 07/06/2013 at 10:19 PM

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