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Let’s Watch This Video About the Size of State Government

Let’s start off the post-holiday week right with this fine video from our friends at Americans for Prosperity that offers a glimpse at the size of Arkansas state government:

But fear not! According to ace real journalist Mike Wickline’s sterling reportage in this morning’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (subscription required), we know the number of full-time state employees has fallen by an estimated 64 in the last fiscal year — the first such decrease in nearly two and a half decades. Granted, the size of the state workforce is about 56,350 people, so the decrease amounts to, uh, something like .113 percent. Hooray!

It’s something, right? If by “something,” you mean “almost nothing.”

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