Fresh coffee in hand to ward off the continuing chill of winter, here’s what we found Arkansans chatting about this Wednesday morning.
The Arkansas chapter of ACORN (the Association of community Organizations for Reform Now) is joining others in cutting all ties with the national organization. ACORN has been the focus of ongoing public-image and money problems. Local organizers say the national group has been pretty well cleared of any wrongdoing, but the bad publicity is going to take a while to clear. ACORN was founded in Arkansas in 1970, with the “A” originally standing for “Arkansas.”
Some good news for Medicaid from the fiscal session of the legislature. Program administrators say the Arkansas Medicaid program is doing better than earlier projected. They’re now looking at some unexpected, one-time money, to help smooth out the budget bumps. The income could come from a settlement with pharmaceutical companies, federal money tied to the state’s foster care program, and an extension of federal funding for Medicaid.
Former prosecutor Dan Harmon is back behind bars. Harmon pleaded innocent Tuesday to drug charges that could keep the 65-year-old in jail for the rest of his life. In court documents, Harmon claims women played a roll in his latest round of problems; he gave two women hydrocodone pills in exchange for a look at their breasts and then charged one of them for morphine pills.
Our mid-week tour of the Arkansas blogs produced some interesting material today. We start with some North Little Rock employment news:
While several Arkansans continue to crank out resumes, looking for their next job, stop a minute to look at two fantastic opportunities. The Census Bureau needs workers to help conduct the [...]
Here’s something to feed the political junkie in some of you! Some great insight into some backroom politics that suddenly caught the spotlight in Arkansas:
Sometimes, Democrats let their emotions get the better of them. This was certainly the case when state Rep. Keith Ingram of West Memphis tried to slash the budget of the Lt. Governor’s office. Ingram, you will recall, was rumored to be a candidate for the 1st congressional district, a region Sen. Blanche Lincoln will have [...]
Finally, a great example of how online discussions can sometimes grow into offline debates. Be careful out there!
1086 days. That’s how long I’ve been on Twitter without a single truly negative experience. Until today. […]
Enjoy the sunshine! And CLICK HERE to watch today's video version.