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All the political air is getting suctioned out of Arkansas right now by Mark Pryor, Tom Cotton, Chris Piazza, Jason Rapert, Wendell Griffen and the ever-embattled private-option form of Medicaid expansion.

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Print Headline: Advantage Asa?


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  • Populist
    June 17, 2014 at 3:42 p.m.

    A better investment in education is to spend on improving reading initiatives for 5th to 10th graders. Pre-k is not much more than daycare. A 5th grader who is not reading well needs to be tested for learning disabilities and these need to be addressed. Also money needs to be spent on improving the schools. Teacher tenure is out of control. The kids need better schools and better teachers.

  • DontDrinkDatKoolAid
    June 17, 2014 at 4:08 p.m.

    Ole Mike Ross the sell out ...
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  • Jfish
    June 17, 2014 at 4:34 p.m.

    Populist, you hit the nail on the head, what will be next pre-pre K for 3-year-olds? That $37 million would be much better spent on elementary kids who have an attention span longer than 2 minutes.

  • pcrasehotmailcom
    June 17, 2014 at 5:14 p.m.

    The Federal Reserve has long embraced Pre-K? Huh?

  • FreeSpiritMan
    June 17, 2014 at 5:51 p.m.

    Just what Jesus would have done vote against healthcare and for guns, the religious hypocrites in this state deserve what they get. I get so tired of these right wing Christian pew sitters blathering about how they are so better than everyone else, let them have Arkansas and the rest of the south as it is irrelevant in nation elections.

  • carpenterretired
    June 17, 2014 at 6:59 p.m.

    Hammerschimdt built 49 north with earmarks blanche built south 49 to Louisiana with earmarks but Asa and Tim refused to use earmarks to build 49 between Fort Smith and Texarkana therefore western Akansas still has the thrill of driving 71 could this be a issue with voters?

  • GrimReaper
    June 17, 2014 at 8:31 p.m.

    Knock yourself out, BS Boy, knock yourself out. The South is rising and you're on the outside!

  • GrimReaper
    June 17, 2014 at 8:45 p.m.

    And now to Brummy's screed. Brummy, my poodle is more skilled at manipulation than you could ever hope to be. She almost always gets what she wants!