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Occupational Freedom Bill Stalls…For Now

State Rep. Richard Womack’s bill to provide Arkansans with much-needed relief from burdensome occupational regulations failed on a voice vote in the House Public Health, Welfare, and Safety committee Thursday morning.

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Taxpayer-Funded Legislative Meal Plans: Another Possible Blessing From Issue 3

Scott Trotter, a local attorney who helped write Issue 3 and who currently serves as a kind of volunteer advisor to the misnamed Independent Citizens Committee, said during the panel discussion that one of his suggestions to the committee would be to make taxpayers pay for legislators’ meals in the future.

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Ex-State Senator Still Owes Taxpayers Nearly $500k

We are in favor here at The Arkansas Project of ex-politicians paying back the money they owe taxpayers. That’s why we checked on Democratic ex-state Senator Nick Wilson — who was sentenced in June 2000 to 70 months in prison for kickbacks he received from the sale of state buildings and schemes to bilk money from state programs benefitting children and injured school workers.

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