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Congressman Tim Griffin talks about reducing nation's debt

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Pretty soon, members of a so-called "Super-Committee" will start meeting to figure out how to reduce our nation's debt.

No Arkansas congressional members are on that committee, but they're still offering their thoughts on what should be done. Congressman Tim Griffin is one of them.

He joined Craig O'Neill Thursday to talk briefly about a letter he sent to the committee -- and to answer some of Arkansans questions they have submitted on our THV Facebook page.

Citizens organize protest sales tax

Citizens organize protest sales tax

A group of Little Rock citizens has organized an official ballot question committee to oppose the Little Rock City Hall $500 Million sales tax on the September 13th ballot. The new citizens group will hold a press conference at 11 a.m., Saturday morning, July 30th at the northwest corner of 12th Street and University Avenue.

Arkansas law requires that ballot question committees formally file reports with the Arkansas Ethics Commission. The Statement of Organization of this new committee will be filed in the next few days.

At the Saturday morning press conference the new committee will outline plans to conduct a citywide campaign to oppose the tripling of the city sales tax rate. The city now collects a half cent sales tax.

Governor Beebe's schedule for June 14 – 20

Governor Beebe's schedule for June 14 – 20

Tuesday, June 14

11:30 a.m.

Governor Beebe addresses the Community Health Centers of Arkansas Luncheon

Embassy Suites, 11301 Financial Centre Parkway, Little Rock

 

Tuesday, June 14 - Wednesday, June 15

Governor Beebe attends the Democratic Governors Association Regional Policy Conference

Chicago, Illinois

 

Thursday, June 16

9:30 a.m.

Governor Beebe addresses the Arkansas Municipal League State Convention

Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Boulevard, Hot Springs

Sound Off (Ep. 001): Patrick Kennedy

Sound Off (Ep. 001): Patrick Kennedy

Our first interview for "Sound Off"! Had a good time talking Arkansas politics with Patrick Kennedy. Who do you want to hear from on the next episode? Go to Rogue Star Media Group and let us know.

LISTEN HERE!

Governor Beebe's schedule for June 4 – 12

Governor Beebe's schedule for June 4 – 12

Sunday, June 5

6:30 p.m.

Governor Beebe addresses the Little Rock Film Festival Gala

Great Hall, Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock

 

Monday, June 6

10:30 a.m.

Governor Beebe addresses the Delta Regional Authority's Mission Razorback news conference

MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, 503 East Ninth Street, Little Rock

 

Wednesday, June 8

10:00 a.m.

Governor Beebe travels from Bald Knob to North Little Rock on the Union Pacific Steam Train (Little Rock Express)

Union Pacific, 603 East 1st Street, Bald Knob

Union Pacific, 1000 West 4th Street, North Little Rock

 

Friday, June 10

9:00 a.m.

Governor Beebe addresses the Ar

Governor makes 70 appointments to state offices

Governor makes 70 appointments to state offices

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe Tuesday announced the following appointments to boards and commissions:

Lillian Arnold, Pine Bluff, reappointed to the Home Health Care Service Agency Advisory Council. Appointment expires June 30, 2013.

Bill Booker, Little Rock, reappointed to the Arkansas Cemetery Board. Appointment expires January 15, 2015.

Dorathy Boulden, El Dorado, to the Arkansas History Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2013. Replaces Shelia Lampkin.

Eric Burnett, Fort Smith, to the Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees. Appointment expires January 14, 2016. Replaces Dean Wilburn.

Una Carroll, North Little Rock, to the Universal Newborn Hearing, Screening, Tracking and Intervention Advisory Board. Appointment expires January 14, 2013. Replaces Debra Goldman.

Joan Cash, Jonesboro, to the Arkansas Agriculture Board. Appointment expires August 15, 2014.

Sound off at public hearing

Sound off at public hearing

What: Priority Needs Public Hearing

When: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 – 6:00 p.m.

Where: Northwest Police Sub-Station – 1001 Kanis

Residents of the City of Little Rock will be able to learn more about our community’s priority needs by attending any one of six (6) remaining public hearings that will be held at various locations. The second is tonight, at the Northwest Police Sub-Station on Kanis. Mayor Mark Stodola, City Directors, City Manager Bruce Moore and Department Directors will be on hand to answer any questions.

A schedule of all meetings, venues and times is available at www.littlerock.org.