[img_assist|nid=26021|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=194|height=300]David Kinkade updates us on the continuation of the "not it" blame game being played with the Forestry Commission mess. To read the full story click here. And how about that graphic, huh (to your left)? Kinkade simply kills it with the graphics.
Its Friday the 13th, which is bad news for you if you planned on spending the night at Camp Crystal Lake, or if you are one of the 36 employees of the Arkansas Forestry Commission losing your job today due to the agencys epic mismanagement.
The AP's Andrew DeMillo has the story:
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A group of Arkansas legislators has asked city leaders from around the state to reconsider their support for a severance tax hike to pay for highways.
Fifteen Republicans and three Democrats on Thursday asked the Arkansas Municipal League to oppose the severance tax increase that former natural gas executive Sheffield Nelson is trying to place on the November ballot.
The legislators said they believed the increase would hurt jobs and growth in Arkansas.
House Speaker Robert Moore says the severance tax hike isn't competing with a proposed half-cent sales tax that will appear on the November ballot.
Moore asked members of the state Municipal League to throw their support behind the proposed temporary tax for four-lane highways.
While the Old Media has been ecstatic over recent job numbers, claiming that some 200,000 jobs have been added to the economy, we should note that while Obama giveth Obama also taketh away. The media may be trying to claim the President has created or saved jobs (the latest weasel word is hes created job opportunity) but his policies have also cost jobs. In particular his policies are costing jobs in the medical field.
[img_assist|nid=25926|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=208]My oh my. This just keeps getting uglier for Governor Beebe, and the blame game keeps spinning in circles. Jason Tolbert has the latest on Forestry Commission's financial problems. The question still remains: How much did the Governor know, and when did he know it?
Gov. Mike Beebes office and DF&A Director Richard Weiss have called a press conference today at 1:30 pm to discuss the ongoing financial mess with the Forestry Commission. I am not sure what they will say, but I wonder if they will continue to claim as they did a couple weeks ago that they did not know about it until this fall.
President Obama is refusing to take yes for an answer. House Republicans have rightly acceded to his demand that they keep payroll taxes from rising at the start of the new year. He is nonetheless threatening to veto the bill because it includes other provisions he dislikes.