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[img_assist|nid=25281|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=225] Jason Tolbert, the Tolbert Report on Talk Business, did some digging and (low and behold!) found that Arkansas has a total debt of over $25 billion. We've been warning about this for over a year now, and we're thankful that Jason brought this public on his blog and news site.
Today, State Budget Solutions (SBS), a nonprofit organization advocating for fundamental reform of state budgets, released a report showing Arkansas ranking 14th overall in the amount of total state debt and 17th on a per capita basis with a total combined debt of over $25 billion.
[img_assist|nid=25279|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=300]Thanks to Talk Business and Michael Tilley of The City Wire for the following numbers and information.
Arkansas jobless rate during September was 8.3%, unchanged from August and up over 7.8% in September 2010. The number of unemployed in Arkansas increased an estimated 6,301 between September 2010 and September 2011.
The September rate marks the 31st consecutive month the Arkansas jobless rate has been above 7%. Prior to the August report, the 8.3% jobless rate had not been reached since March 1987.
[img_assist|nid=25244|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=232|height=300]The Pulaski County Planning Board will meet next Tuesday (10/25) from 2:00p-5:00p. The meeting will be held in the Pulaski County Quorum Court Chambers, located at 201 S. Broadway, Suite 410 Little Rock. The proposed regulations on the Lake Maumelle Watershed will be discussed.
For full information on the meeting and the regulations the planning board is proposing to place on residents in the watershed please click here.
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Dan Riehl of BigGovernment.com has the story.
Some called it a gaffe when current Vice President Joe Biden was caught on video saying, No Coal Plants Here in America, during the 2008 campaign. Now, thanks to a bit of curious timing, the Obama administration may be a step closer to achieving that very thing, destroying up to 1.4 million jobs in the progress. The move will also lead to a significant increase in energy prices; however, it may be too late to do anything about all that by the time the information comes to light. And yet some think Wall Street, not Washington, is the problem.
Heres the issueone part of it, anyway. Connect the dots, beginning with this Federal Energy Regulatory Commission item.