Tuesday May 28
Open line: State's Obamacare planning advances
The usual Republicans, including gubernatorial candidate Rep. Debra Hobbs , opposed the expenditure.
How refusing Obamacare hurts the poorest of the poor
David Ramsey illustrated this point yesterday . If Arkansas's adoption of Obamacare through the so-called private option falls apart, the poorest of the state's poor would be left with no health coverage, while some subsidies would be provided for people with higher income.
Mineral Springs schools - fiscal distress, but heckuva football field
Thanks to Clinton vet Ben Mays, a former member of the state Board of Education and a long-time critic of Arkansas school districts that spend execessively on athletics, for this nugget.
Tornado warning issued for southwest Arkansas
Forecasters say a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was detected near Tollette, or about 9 miles southeast of Mineral Springs.
State takes over Mineral Springs School District
State Education Director Tom Kimbrell has ordered state takeover of the Mineral Springs-Saratoga School District, including dissolving of the school board, because of money problems.