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Invasive Asian longhorned tick spreads to states including Arkansas, worrying scientists

A definitive picture would be nice.

December 7, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

GM to lay off up to 14K workers, close as many as 5 plants

SO - MUCH - WINNING . . . .

November 26, 2018 at 8:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

1 ethics rule ditched, 1 backed; state senators reject disclosure of less than $1,000 in income

A serious question not an attack. - LRCA, How does the Public ferret out undue influence if the act of hiring an elected person is actually a bribe hidden by the responsibility of professional (anonymous) representation? (Particularly if there is no ethics rule requiring an accounting of the professional's employment.)

September 19, 2018 at 10:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Proposed cap for terms gets on state ballot

An interesting metric would be 'Who listens to lobbyists - vs - Who listens to people/governmental staff.' Some state workers I know, not management - the people that actually do the job, have all kinds of great, logical, efficient, ideas about how to do a better job, save the state money and increase the efficiency of state government. Ideas that come from years of experience from working in their positions. The ideas are rarely considered or come to the surface because of antiquated or misinformed state laws/regulations/management, etc. Legislators just have to ask the folks that do the work. (Privately, not in the presence of management of course!).

August 4, 2018 at 7:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kudlow: Squeeze won't ease; China preps more tariffs

A real Question:
What happens the day the Chinese don't show up to buy our bonds?

August 4, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Proposed cap for terms gets on state ballot

'Institutional knowledge' resides in the Arkansas governing institutions, they would love to be consulted about possible legislation. Any state legislator can ask the appropriate area of state government to educate him on any subject he wishes to learn about. He could also ask for their opinion of legislation he might propose and how it will ultimately affect the people of Arkansas. All a new legislator has to do is ask and be informed. Is this a 'too simple' concept?

August 4, 2018 at 2:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

China announces $60B of U.S. goods for tariff retaliation

A real Question:
What happens the day they don't show up to buy our bonds?

August 3, 2018 at 6:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Walmart tool designed to 'listen'; retailer says device able to monitor sounds at registers

Once that kind of tech gets out there, there will be no holding back on where it can go.
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So, Yeah, Not Creepy AT ALL....

July 29, 2018 at 12:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

State waits on rival in bid to keep central Arkansas mill

Not against the good folks of Conway or the Kimberly Clark employees, but...
If we (Arkansas Taxpayers) match Wisconsin's offer of $115 million to keep KC in Conway, that would be about $328,000 per job. Half of that is still a little steep on a per job basis.
The state could probably capitalize a lot more people start a small business with those kind of numbers.
The cost/benefit/justification should be interesting.

July 29, 2018 at 12:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )