Stuff From Around Arkansas, May 5

Rep. Richard Carroll
Rep. Richard Carroll

Gone Green: Rep. Richard Carroll’s party switch isn’t so much a boon for Democrats, who now have to buy an extra sandwich at caucus lunches, as it is a kick in the balls for the Arkansas Green Party, Andrew Demillo legislative analysis says. (AP)

Bring Out Your Dead: Some Arkansas schools may close if swine plague strikes state…wait, this is still going on? I thought it was over. (AP)

Party Faithful: At weekend GOP gathering in Jonesboro, businessman Rick Crawford keeps making noise that he’ll challenge Democratic Rep. Marion Berry. (Talk Business)

Prez Dispenser: Former U.S. Attorney Bud Cummins wants to steer the foundering ship that is the University of Central Arkansas, for some reason. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

Road Trip: GOP Sen. Kim Hendren says he’s getting positive reaction to his Senate candidacy, which includes driving around the state in an RV with his cell phone number on the back. (Benton County Daily Record)

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