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Thanks Senator Boozman

As we are all either trying to wind our way down to the new year or get those last couple of presents squared away, Washington, DC was at it again trying to spend away the future. The good news is that Senator Boozman kept his promise to preserve spending limits. We hope that you take [...]

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Pulaski County Quorum Court Meeting Tonight

November 22, 2011 J

Pulaski County Quorum Court

We have heard that the watershed issue will not be brought up at this evening’s Quorum Court meeting; HOWEVER that, frankly, doesn’t mean a whole lot. Those wishing to pass this horribly written piece of county legislation could still bring up the matter. In the end, either way, it is important for us to be there in mass to let our local elected officials where we all stand on this issue.

The meeting will begin at 7:00p at 201 S. Broadway, Suite 410 in Little Rock.

We encourage you to join us in contacting the members of the Pulaski County Quorum Court. Let them know that it’s not just a bad idea to be forced to give up our property. It’s un-American.

Doug Reed
Phone: (501) 868-4742
Email: doug-reed@att.net

Dawene Vandiver
Cell Phone: (501) 607-3387
Fax: (501) 661-1414

Jim Sorvillo
Phone: (501) 954-7243

Julie Blackwood
Cell Phone: (501) 425-2321
Email: bodyshapepro@yahoo.com

Wilandra Dean

ACTION ALERT: Lake Maumelle Watershed Planning Board Meeting Today

November 22, 2011 J

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.

Don Castleberry
7511 Beck Road
Little Rock, AR 72223
(H) 868-7821
parkman1@comcast.net

Chris Baker
8316 Edmar Place
No. Little Rock, AR 72117
(H) 835-9278
ccbaker@sbcglobal.net

Sandra J. Brown
915 South Arthur
Little Rock, AR 72204
(H) 663-7556
sjbrown@jccsinc.org

Gary Boyle
57 Plantation Acres Dr
Little Rock, AR 72210
(H) 455-9921
garyb1995@aol.com

Lawrence Dupree
PO Box 457
Jacksonville, AR 72078
(H) 982-3603
(W) 833-0265
larry@myrgb.biz

Keystone Pipeline

November 21, 2011 J

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.

INTERIM RESOLUTION 2011-006
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.

What we have here is a failure… just a failure

November 16, 2011 J

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.

Senate fails to stop FCC power grab

November 10, 2011 J

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.