Pulaski County Planning Board
The Pulaski County Planning Board will meet at 3:00p today (if you can make it we encourage you to be there around 2:30p) at 201 S. Broadway, Suite 410 in Little Rock.
It is expected that the regulations on the Lake Maumelle Watershed will pass; however residents and concerned citizens are encouraged to attend and contact these board members. Let them know that this is a bad piece of legislation that is poorly written, costly to implement, and harmful to land owners.
7511 Beck Road
Little Rock, AR 72223
8316 Edmar Place
No. Little Rock, AR 72117
Sandra J. Brown
915 South Arthur
Little Rock, AR 72204
57 Plantation Acres Dr
Little Rock, AR 72210
PO Box 457
Jacksonville, AR 72078
The following Interim Resolution was submitted by State Senator Jonathan Dismang last week in an effort to urge President Obama to approve the new route for the proposed Keystone Pipeline. The delayed creation of the pipeline has resulted in a postponement of the creation of around 20,000 jobs. That's not even to mention that 65% of the pipeline will be produced right here in Arkansas by approximately 600 employees at Welspun Tubular in Little Rock.
The resolution passed through the Arkansas Joint Committee on Energy by a voice vote.
REQUESTING THAT THE INTERIM JOINT COMMITTEE ON ENERGY URGE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO EXPEDITE THE REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF THE NEW ROUTE FOR THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE.
We just keep shaking our heads. Thanks to David Kinkade and the Arkansas Project for posting the following.
Yesterday we looked in on how Arkansas has fared in spending economic stimulus funds awarded under the 2009 American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. That whole exercise in futility is in the process of winding down, as the numbers show: The state has now spent some $2.9 billion of its $3.2 billion stimulus allotment.
Boozman voted to stop it and Pryor voted to allow the government to regulate the Internet. Via AFP VP of Policy Phil Kerpen:
On a 46-52 party line vote today, the Senate failed to stop the FCC's net neutrality power grab, the first government regulation of broadband Internet access in a decade. This regulation will now take effect on November 20, undermining investment and job creation and setting the stage for more pervasive Internet regulation in the future. The order is being challenged in court, however, and is likely to be struck down.
That's because the FCC did this with no legal authority, as the DC Circuit already found recently in Comcast v. FCC. Congress never passed legislation authorizing these regulations, and in fact all 95 candidates who campaigned on the idea last year lost. Perfect record of failure.
[img_assist|nid=25444|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=225|height=300]That's right folks! Just in time to kick your holiday cheer into high gear! Our illustrious president has decided freshly cut Christmas Trees need a tax. Now for those of you who say "But Obama only taxes the rich," well... no... this tax is on everyone. This isn't even to mention how a new tax would affect local Christmas Tree farms. Who knows... maybe President Obama thought this was just as good of an idea as many of our state legislators did about the Amazon tax.
Why is the tax necessary? To pay for a big fancy government marketing campaign about....Christmas trees.
David Addington at Heritage has more: