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Darr serves final day; formal resignation expected

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published January 31, 2014 at 11:20 a.m.

Lt. Gov. Mark Darr, who announced on Jan. 10 that he's resigning effective Saturday, is expected to formally tender his resignation soon.

And if the Springdale Republican follows what then Lt. Gov. Jim Guy Tucker did when he resigned in 1996, he'll submit a resignation letter to the secretary of state's office.

Senate President Pro Tempore Michael Lamoureux, R-Russellville, says he expects Darr's four staff members to continue to work in the office.

"They are there to serve to the people of Arkansas. They aren't there to serve Mark Darr," Lamoureux says. "They get requests and constituent calls."

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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TDA says... January 31, 2014 at 12:56 p.m.

Oh, Arkansas, what a happy day, when this oversize ego embarrassment goes away.

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cdawg says... January 31, 2014 at 1:02 p.m.

>>Michael Lamoureux, R-Russellville, says he expects Darr's four staff members to continue to work in the office.<
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what a Rip-Off. The staff does nothing but serve the Lt Gov. This amounts to the Republican Party having FOUR Government-Paid Political operatives on the government payroll.

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JLeeC says... January 31, 2014 at 1:08 p.m.

What a relief that we will not have to worry about Governor Beebe maintaining good health.

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JakeTidmore says... January 31, 2014 at 4:40 p.m.

Max says it best:

You gotta be kidding me.

1) The state taxpayer need not provide a four-person staff to handle requests of a person who doesn't exist.

2) A person who doesn't exist has no constituents.

This is Republican boodling, no more or less. A quarter-of-a-million deadheading, featherbedding, welfare checks to people who happen to be part of the Republican coterie, notably Rep. Duncan Baird's father-in-law, Bruce Campbell, at the top of the heap.

Adds one writer:

The good ol' taxpayers of Arkansas, who are already owed several thousands of dollars for Darr's malfeasance, will now have to hand out another quarter million or so in gubmint cash and benefits to four Tea Party in-laws who will spend the next year or so getting paid for surfing the Net.

For Pack. Someone posted this note about how to remove the Lite Gov's office:

With his "supreme executive power" granted by the Arkansas Constitution, perhaps Gov. Beebe can terminate the positions with due notice after the office is declared vacant.

In the meantime, as a constitutent of the state, maybe you can call those four guys up and see if they'll come help do yardwork, chop wood, clear fields, etc. Remember: you too can help put a welfare king on the stright path to honest work!

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