Stuff From Around Arkansas, July 14

Challengers: Will GOP Rep. John Boozman face a Republican primary challenge? (Arkansas Watch)

Jackpot, Again: Grant County sheriff hired to head up Arkansas lottery security at $115,000. OK, now they’re just TRYING to piss everyone off. (AP)

Destimulating: Education blogger Jay Greene wonders why federal stimulus dollars are being used to pay summer school teachers in Fayetteville double what they’d normally make.  (Jay P. Greene Blog)

Clerical Work: Pulaski County Clerk Pat “Patrick” O’Brien raised $122,000 for his bid to be the next Arkansas Secretary of State. (Arkansas Times)

Drink Up, Pay Up: If you liked higher taxes on cigarettes, you’ll love higher taxes on alcohol! (The Tolbert Report)

Ambassadorial: Sen. Mark Pryor went and sparked an international diplomatic incident, pissing off the entire British empire over cap and trade, and now we’re going to have to refight the War of 1812. (Arkansas News Bureau)

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4 thoughts on “Stuff From Around Arkansas, July 14

  • Fourche River Rex

    Why, pray tell, does the lottery need security. It may be explained in the article, but I’m too lazy to read it and am resigned to the fact that the lottery is a boondoggle.

  • Hear that all you dry counties? If you won’t sell alcohol than how are we going to pay for drug treatment and prevention programs? Unless you think you are actually doing better hosting meth labs.

  • Cornelius

    So who is it that’s going to run Tim Summers? Is Vicky coming back to try again?

  • Cornelius – I don’t think it is Vickey. My understanding is she does not want to, although if she decided to I am sure she would have plenty of support. In 2008, Summers had the advantage of no real Democrat primary so he received a lot of crossover vote. We know this year that there will be a Democrat primary in at least for the SoS race so he will not have that in his favor.


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