Arkansas Week Tonight: McDaniel, Shoffner, #ARLEG, Medicaid & Wal-Mart

A packed, fast-paced show tonight on AETN’s “Arkansas Week.” I join host Steve Barnes and Michael Hibblen, news director of KUAR-FM, 89.1, in Little Rock and Dr. Price Dooley of the political science department of the University of Central Arkansas. On the agenda, Dustin McDaniel’s “meet-the-press” moment, more woes for Martha Shoffner, the coming legislative […]

This Week in Arkansas Business: Education Department to Seek More Scholarship Money

This week in Arkansas Business: At the rate Arkansas is awarding college scholarships, money in the Arkansas Department of Higher Education’s reserve fund will run out by 2013. So director Jim Purcell says he’ll ask the Legislature this January to provide more money for scholarships or allow the department to cut the number awarded. Meanwhile, the DHE […]

The 87th General Assembly Comes to Close

What’s that light at the end of the tunnel, you say? Why, it’s the end of the 87th General Assembly! Pretty soon, all the goings on of the last three months will be a distant, bittersweet memory, leaving us with only a stockpile of pre-tax-increase cigarettes and lotto tickets — and a voluminous archive of […]