Friday, June 5, 2020

2011 Legislative Preview: HB 1014

See here for previous posts in this series. Bill Name: AN ACT TO HONOR VETERANS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES BY ALLOWING VETERAN STATUS DESIGNATION ON ARKANSAS DRIVER'S LICENSES AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS Sponsor: John Edwards (D-38), 501-378-5500, jcedwardslaw@aol.com. Purpose: Known as the "Nick Bacon Remembrance Act,"...

2011 Legislative Preview: HB 1013

See here for previous posts in this series. Bill Name: AN ACT TO ALLOW THE CONTRACTORS LICENSING BOARD TO IMPOSE CIVIL PENALTIES OR SUSPEND OR REVOKE THE CERTIFICATE OF LICENSE FOR A CONTRACTOR WHO IS FOUND TO KNOWINGLY EMPLOY WORKERS WITHOUT LEGAL STATUS EITHER DIRECTLY...

Bliain úr faoi shéan is faoi mhaise duit

(That would be "Happy New Year to you" in Gaelic.  Why Gaelic, you ask?  Why NOT Gaelic?!) I know it's been dead around here of late. I would apologize but, hey, you get what you pay for, right? Anyway, it's that time of year when...

AR-GOP: Denny Altes as Vezzini

Let's ponder something together.  C'mon, it'll be fun.  (Note: Author makes no guarantee as to fun of the following exercise.) OK, first, Dictionary.com defines "conservative" as: con·serv·a·tive /kənˈsɜrvətɪv/ –adjective 1.disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change. 2. cautiously moderate or...

Merry Christmas from Blue Hog Report

We'd just like to wish a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone who reads Blue Hog Report. May your fruitcakes be fresh, your inlaws stay briefly, and your eggnog have a hefty amount of brandy. On the twelfth day of Christmas, the Blue...

AR-State Senate: Luker Wants the State to Stop Punishing Communities for Leaders’ Wrongdoing

Progressive Arkansas has been previewing all Arkansas state Senators as part of their 35 Senators in 35 Days series.  Today was Senator Jim Luker who opined on, among other things, prison overcrowding: In his career as a senator, Luker has become best known for his...