The week that was June 7-13 


COMPROMISE. We can hope. The Little Rock School District and the Classroom Teachers Association this week began meeting with a federal mediator to attempt to reach a contract agreement for next year.

SEN. MARK PRYOR. He voted against repeal of the federal estate tax and against the amendment to ban same-sex marriage.


SEN. BLANCHE LINCOLN. She voted to repeal the federal estate tax, disingenuously claiming concern for small businesses. The windfall would go primarily to extremely wealthy people. Poor folks would suffer from bigger federal deficits. (Credit her for a good vote on the same-sex marriage ban.)

ASA HUTCHINSON. The Democrat-Gazette reported that the Republican gubernatorial candidate stands to make a million bucks for renting out his name to a penny stock operation designed to trade on Hutchinson’s homeland security connections for federal government business.

GOV. MIKE HUCKABEE. He called legislators to say he was satisfied with settling a $105,000 case of false state expense reimbursements by having the former executive director of the state Board of Architects repay the money. Could further exposure reflect badly on the board for whom the man worked — Huckabee appointees all? It would certainly fit a pattern. Huckabee has been keeping secret the details about another troublesome appointee, former Parole Board member Larry Zeno. Last week, Huckabee appealed a court order that he release Zeno-related investigative documents.

TOMMY ROBINSON. A federal bankruptcy judge issued an order that appears to clear the way for creditors to seize what assets remain from the bumptious former congressman. 

29 weeks and counting


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