Arkansas Legislature

Stuff From Around Arkansas, March 11

Yet Another?: Will Rogers Mayor Steve Womack challenge Sen. Blanche Lincoln in the 2010 Senate race, or is Jason Tolbert just picking names out of a hat? (The Tolbert Report)

Unintended Consequences: Call volume to state-sponsored “stop smoking” line has more than doubled since Gov. Mike Beebe’s giant cigarette tax hike went through, so now that program needs another million. (AP)

Fiddle-dee-dee: In case you can’t get enough of Sen. Lincoln and her Hamlet act on labor-backed card check legislation, here’s David Sanders with more.  But come now, is it REALLY “the most epic of legislative wars”? (Arkansas News Bureau)

Intimidating: And courtesy of Michael Tilley at the City Wire, we learn that a former Whirlpool union leader in Fort Smith is no fan of this card check business — he says it’ll ultimately lead to intimidation against workers from all sides. (The City Wire)

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