More of the Same?
I listened to the Governor’s State of the State Address yesterday morning and then spent the rest of the day reading the summations from the “pundits” around the state.
This is what I heard: We have a way of doing things here in Arkansas and just because we have a new dynamic in the legislature don’t be gettin any big ideas. We’ll not be cutting taxes except the ½cent grocery tax that I say said we would. We’re going to expand Arkansas government by delving into our own medicare/medicade business. We’re gonna raise taxes for our “highway crisis” and we are going to spend $4million on the Dept. of Corrections implementing a new program for non-violent offenders.
Now I do realize that what I heard is filtered by my own political bias so below is a list of what others heard. Let me know what you think.
BusinessTalk.net~ BEEBE DELIVERS STATE OF THE STATE
ArkansasTimes~ State officers sworn; Beebe sets his agenda
Arkansas Democrat Gazette- Beebe's state of the state address
You can listen to it here for yourself http://governor.arkansas.gov/newsroom/index.php?do:newsDetail=1&news_id=2687
From AFP Arkanas~ Today's Legislative Agenda
The schedule for the Legislators is up and going today in Little Rock. We'll be at the Capitol to tweet the latest. Click here to follow us and stay up to date!
9:00 AM Room A, BIG MAC Bldg JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE
10:00 AM Old Supreme Court REVENUE & TAX - SENATE
10:00 AM Room 207 EDUCATION COMMITTEE - SENATE
10:00 AM Room 138 AGRI, FORESTRY & ECONOMIC DEV.- HOUSE
10:00 AM Room 151 STATE AGENCIES & GOVT'L AFFAIRS- HOUSE
10:00 AM Room 130 AGING, CHILDREN AND YOUTH,
LEGISLATIVE & MILITARY AFFAIRS- HOUSE
10:00 AM Room 272 PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE AND LABOR
COMMITTEE - SENATE
COMMITTEE - SENATE
1:30 PM House Chamber HOUSE CONVENES
1:30 PM Senate Chamber SENATE CONVENES
This mornings Twitter feed is from the hashtag #ARLeg yesterday during the Governor's State of the State Address. Hope this help's those of you who are hesitant to jump in the twitter-verse to lead in.