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Re: “Supreme Court refuses to hear Arkansas abortion law appeal: UPDATE

It is almost like Pavlov's Syndrome every time a ruling like this occurs. The far right ALWAYS talks about the law being all about the health and safety of the woman. They hypocrisy is stunning actually. The medicinal abortion is safer than natural child birth or medical abortions. This is just the pro-life crowd chipping away at Row-v-Wade. None of what they say is true. Remember the laws in Texas that even stated what color paint they had to use in the clinics??? Sure.. health and safety of the woman...

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Posted by concernedinheber on 05/29/2018 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Dirty judicial campaigning: A winning target has more to say

I totally agree there should be limits to the dark money, but to switch to an appointment system would be even worse. I can't fathom allowing Asa choose among his cronies to be judges. IE: a Stacy Hurst. I would feel the same about a Democrat.

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Posted by concernedinheber on 05/24/2018 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Bob Ballinger and Ecclesia College

While it technically isn't illegal for a government official to perform private business with someone who is also being affected by potential legislation, it most certainly is unethical. Ballenger is a clever man. He knew what he was doing with the private work and directing slush fund money to Ecclesia, just as he knew exactly what his proposed FOI bill would do. Ballenger, in my opinion, is one of the worst elected officials we have only to be beaten by Hester. I always remind people we are currently working under the "ethics" rules almost solely created by Jon Woods. Soon to be prisoner Jon Woods. Arkansans need to revoke the terrible amendment Woods hoodwinked citizens to vote for.

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Posted by concernedinheber on 05/15/2018 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Legislative task force to look at raising grocery tax, adding EITC relief for low-income workers; revenues from nixing sales tax exemptions slated for tax cuts

I was proud of Arkansas when it finally joined several surrounding states and began reducing the sales tax on food. Now, people like Hester (please tell me he is term limited soon) make it clear that this "expansion" has to be used for cutting taxes on higher earners (yes, everyone would receive the cut, but it benefits higher earners greater). I well remember a legislator who passed a bill exempting sales tax on storage unit rentals several years ago. Guess what? He owned multiple storage unit businesses. The self serving legislature has prompted most of the current exemptions, but many are not on this list being considered. The GOP needs to understand an "expansion" of taxes is nothing more than a tax increase.

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Posted by concernedinheber on 04/27/2018 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Leslie Rutledge grandstands against Affordable Care Act in lawsuit that aims to strip coverage from millions of Americans

Ms Rutledge has spent her entire career as AG filing out of state law suits. Has she actually ever done anything to help the citizens of Arkansas? Has she fought for any cause that benefits the interest of Arkansas citizens as opposed to other states? The answer would be no. Her real claim to fame is being notorious for declining titles for proposed amendments with dubious claims and vague suggestions for improvement. I can only hope we will have a qualified candidate to run against her and win.

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Posted by concernedinheber on 04/27/2018 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Hutchinson: 'GIF money is history'

Lest everyone forget Jon Woods is the sole reason we now have some of the worst ethics rules, extended term limits, doubled salaries and much more garbage after the so called ethics amendment was passed. Now he is going to prison. Speaks highly of our elected officials doesn't it???

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Posted by concernedinheber on 04/17/2018 at 5:33 PM

Re: “What's new and coming soon to Main Street Little Rock

I believe Donaghey Building was originally given to UALR as a funding source. Now that it has come out the trustees sold it for $599,000 and a second owner sold it for over 5 million just 17 years later, one wonders if the trustees knew what they were doing? Especially when there was no improvements made after the original purchase. I don't think Mr. Donaghey would be a happy with the results of his generous gesture to the college.

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Posted by concernedinheber on 03/30/2018 at 10:24 PM

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