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Re: “MIA on the shutdown: Arkansans in Congress on thousands of federal workers in state

Received from Tom Cotton:

"As you know, congressional Democrats have refused to vote for legislation that would keep the federal government open and provide modest funding to secure our southern border. The result is that approximately a quarter of the federal government has shut down. Essential services will continue during the shutdown, and the Office of Management and Budget is working to minimize the impact in areas where funding has lapsed.

Democrats may think they are scoring political points by refusing to negotiate on border security, but the real victims of their ideological stubbornness are Arkansanslike our prison guards, firefighters, and other federal workers who are wondering when they will be able to pay their bills. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) should sit down with the president and come to an agreement that will make America safer and put all federal employees back to work. Please rest assured, I will continue to work with my colleagues to craft legislation that funds the federal government and devotes the necessary resources to securing our southern border. "

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Posted by Thacker on 01/07/2019 at 9:19 PM

Re: “Tax task force proposals benefit, surprise, corporations and the top 1 percent

I'm sure some of these folks fought for a different outcome:…

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Posted by Thacker on 11/12/2018 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Little Rock grows. No impact?

Thank you for this Max. The construction of high-density housing along Kanis is never-ending. Transportation networks and other public amenities are inadequate for existing, not to mention, new residents. As the quality of life in older Little Rock neighborhoods decays, people move farther west (witness the growth of Benton and Bryant in Saline County). The cycle of westward growth keeps the developers happy, which seems to be the goal of the Little Rock Planning Commission. Having been to many disappointing meetings at City Hall, I can say the commission rarely supports objections from neighborhoods.
Little Rock has a short-sighted strategy promoting unlimited outward growth. Will a new mayor help change this?

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Posted by Thacker on 08/11/2018 at 8:45 AM

Re: “UA trustees OK proposed tenure change

Weakening tenure does little to create a strong university system, quite the opposite. This makes Arkansas an even less attractive place for accomplished prof's and bright up-and-comers to work. (We already have trouble attracting specialists and scientists.) The top tier choices have options and, more than likely, will pass on AR.

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Posted by Cathi Watkins on 03/30/2018 at 8:02 AM


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