Stuff From Around Arkansas, June 16
We haven’t done one of these in a couple of days…so let’s do one now!
Primary Colors: Will there be a Democratic primary in the Third District to challenge GOP Rep. John Boozman? Maybe! (Morning News of NWA)
You May Already Have Won: Will top Arkansas lottery slots paying $200K per year go to director’s South Carolina cronies? Probably! (Arkansas News Bureau)
Mayberry Watch: Will former GOP Congressional candidate Andy Mayberry make a run for Arkansas House in District 27? Very likely! (The Tolbert Report)
Dome Sweet Dome: Blogger Blake Rutherford snags super-exclusive interview with Arkansas’s one and only land commissioner, Mark Wilcox, who’s going to run for secretary of state. (Blake’s Think Tank)
Tribute: Sen. Blanche Lincoln introduces resolution honoring victims of jihadist shooter at Little Rock Army recruiting center. (Arkansas News Bureau)
DOA: Unions: Sen. Mark Pryor says your precious card check bill is dead dead dead. (Talk Business)
Indestructible?: Just how are we to evaluate Gov. Mike Beebe’s record on job creation? Columnist David Sanders throws on his green eyeshade and starts to crunch the numbers. (Arkansas News Bureau)
3 thoughts on “Stuff From Around Arkansas, June 16”
On Beebe’s indestructibility, Sanders quotes the AEDC’s figures of “January 1, 2007 through today, the number of announced jobs (new companies and expansions) is approximately 21,395.” So, I guess we can subtract 300 $12/hour or more jobs from that figure thanks to our Indian friends reneging on their $100,000,000 deal. Was I really the only one who saw this coming?
Is it just me or do you get the sense that Blake thinks Pat O’Brien is a goob?
I had no idea that Andy Mayberry was so accomplished. Thanks to the Tolbert Report, I now know that he publishes the critically acclaimed “East Ender” newspaper. Move over Wm. Randolph Hearst, here comes Andy!!! He should win and deservedly so!