Favorite

It was a good week for Arkansas State football 

It was a good week for...

ARKANSAS STATE FOOTBALL. The Red Wolves defeated the Kent State Golden Flashes in the GoDaddy.com Bowl 17-13. ASU finished its season 10-3.

A MEA CULPA. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel was contrite in a press conference on Tuesday during which he took questions about his admission of an extramarital affair with Hot Springs attorney Andi Davis. Key point, from McDaniel: "I continue to hear that rumors are swirling about whether some other shoe will drop. There is no other shoe to drop. There are no other women. No litigation was ever compromised. No rules of professional conduct were violated. No state resources, dollars or personnel were used for personal purposes."

THE CASE FOR MEDICAID EXPANSION. The RAND Corporation released a study, commissioned by the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, on how implementation of the Affordable Care Act will affect the Arkansas economy. The main takeaways: Various health program expansions will save 2,300 Arkansas lives a year. The act will mean 6,200 jobs, a half-billion in economic stimulus annually and insurance for 400,000 more Arkansans, against the alternative possibility of a half-million losing coverage.

SEN. JEREMY HUTCHINSON. He settled his self-reported campaign finance violation with the state Ethics Commission. He got a $500 fine and a warning letter, but no criminal prosecution, for the unreported expenditure of at least $2,700 in campaign money on his former girlfriend, Julie McGee.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK. New North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith announced plans to settle a legal fight between the city and the North Little Rock School District over a Tax Increment Finance District former Mayor Pat Hays tried to create to annex school property taxes for downtown development.

It was a bad week for...

REP. TOM COTTON. In his first week as a U.S. congressman, he voted against a bill authorizing flood insurance payments to Hurricane Sandy victims and, in the course of making a CNN appearance to express his opposition to President Obama's nomination of Republican Chuck Hagel as Defense secretary, Cotton allowed that he not only supported the war in Iraq but that he still believes the "evidence is inconclusive" on whether Iraq and Saddam Hussein had a hand in 9/11. That notion has been ditched by all but the most deluded.

Favorite

From the ArkTimes store

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Eligible voters removed from rolls

    Arkansas Times reporters contacted election officials around the state to see how they had handled flawed felon data from the secretary of state. Responses varied dramatically.
    • Aug 11, 2016
  • Real Republicans don't do pre-K

    Also, drifting away from trump, Hudson's downfall at ASU and more.
    • Aug 11, 2016
  • Asa on pre-K

    • Aug 17, 2016

Most Shared

  • 'Cemetery angel' Ruth Coker Burks featured in new short film

    Ruth Coker Burks, the AIDS caregiver and activist memorably profiled by David Koon as the cemetery angel in Arkansas Times in 2015, is now the subject of a short film made by actress Rose McGowan.
  • Buyer remorse

    Out here in flyover country, you can't hardly go by the feed store without running into a reporter doing one of those Wisdom of the Heartland stories.
  • Not Whitewater

    Just think: If Democrats had turned out 78,000 more votes in three states in November, people could be reveling today in the prospect of impeaching and convicting President Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, as some Republican lawmakers had promised to try to do if she won.
  • Head-shaking

    Another edition of so-much-bad-news-so-little space.

Latest in The Week That Was

  • Nutt chills Freeze

    Also, Sarah Huckabee Sanders takes the podium and Trump getting less popular in Arkansas.
    • Jul 27, 2017
  • Riverfest calls it quits

    Also, deseg saga continues, Cotton targets legal immigration and more.
    • Jul 20, 2017
  • Martin dumps data

    Michael Reed interview, Hutchinson announces aid to LRPD, Candidates announces for mayor
    • Jul 13, 2017
  • More »

Event Calendar

« »

July

S M T W T F S
  1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31  

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

 

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