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Mayor, Little Rock board look at budget concerns, personnel cuts

I knew someone who commuted from Little Rock to an offshore oil rig. By strict definition, Little Rock was therefore a suburb of the Gulf of Mexico.

April 17, 2019 at 4:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mayor, Little Rock board look at budget concerns, personnel cuts

" Evangelical, white supremacist, gun stockpiles and meth head thieving neighbors"
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Which are you, I wonder. Or do you not even live in LR?

April 17, 2019 at 2:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mayor, Little Rock board look at budget concerns, personnel cuts

I'm not sure how LR voters are ignorant because they didn't realize Scott wasn't telling the truth and others were. Or that people leaving decaying cities are only white (and, of course, partake in meth and shoot guns) instead of affluent.
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As far as red light cameras, there is no place for these in LR. Besides the fact that at least one city reduced the timing of the yellow to BELOW state minimums illegally to catch more 'violators,' these things are contrary to due process. The person driving is not necessarily the person who gets the ticket. Yes, that DOES matter. You generally get the ticket weeks after the alleged incident, leaving you little possiblity of proving your innocence (see violation of state law above). Yes, that ALSO matters. I recall legal red light turners getting tickets improperly. It's also amusing to, on one hand, complain about keeping the poor and less fortunate down while in the other holding up red light/speeding cameras. As if no poor person would be affected and have even LESS of a chance to defend him/herself against such tyranny.
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Back to the cop discussion, Little Rock has about 600 cops, 200,000 residents, and is about 200 square miles. I'd be curious to know how the cop/resident and cop/sq mile stacks against other cities and how that compares to the LR crime rate. More cops/more tech isn't necessarily the answer if other cities can do it with less.

April 17, 2019 at 2:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mayor, Little Rock board look at budget concerns, personnel cuts

That's rich, given that Scott hired his Chief of Staff at signifigantly higher pay than Stodola AND is funneling ALL media requests through his hourly-paid part time spokewoman who, incidentally, also worked on his campaign.
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As for city costs, how about we dump the superfluous two-headed monster of a government that we have?
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Regarding the police, as far as I recall, some of those unfilled positions are funded from the 2011 sales tax increase the city voted for. Of course, unused funding simply goes to gen rev which lowers the incentive to actually fill those positions.

April 17, 2019 at 7:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Protesters demand officer's prosecution after deadly shooting; Little Rock police chief responds

Protesters should have been arrested. I fail to see why we allow this crap.

April 16, 2019 at 8:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

737 Max halt hits airlines' pockets

The Max, and Boeing, will be fine. The 777 had its share of software issues coming close to, but never causing, a crash. The 737 for that matter had the rudder hardover issues back in the early to mid-nineties.

April 13, 2019 at 2:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opioid struggles focus of forum in Little Rock

Last I looked, legal prescriptions were NOT the driver of the opiod 'crisis.' So this article is mashing together two VASTLY different populations. Restricting those who NEED it will do NOTHING to stem the current problems.

April 13, 2019 at 8:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former state senator indicted on conspiracy, bribery, fraud charges

^ He is...in a court of law. Guy is likely guilty as sin.

April 11, 2019 at 5:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Little Rock housing authority panel says: Who met?

Oh Frank...what say you?
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"Stephanie Jackson, a spokesman for Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott"
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And...there is a billable hour for our part-time spokesman to say, well, nothing.

April 10, 2019 at 6:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hutchinson signs Internet sales tax, corporate rate cut

Given the GIF fund debacle and that we're up to quite a few ledge members charged or in jail, I fail to see why the internet tax, or giving our corrupt ledge MORE money, can ever be considered a good thing.

April 10, 2019 at 6:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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