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March 21, 1917

All ap­pro­pri­a­tion bills in the hands of house and Se­nate en­rolling com­mit­tees were rushed to com­ple­tion yes­ter­day pre­lim­i­nary to the meet­ing of depart­ment heads called by the gov­er­nor for Thurs­day morn­ing to con­sider cut­ting ap­pro­pri­a­tions. The gov­er­nor has with­held ac­tion on all ex­cept de­fi­ciency ap­pro­pri­a­tions. Clerks are pre­par­ing state­ments to show the gross in­come of the state, as well as the ap­pro­pri­a­tion to­tals.


March 21, 1967

Nurs­ing homes will re­ceive $20 a month more from the Wel­fare Depart­ment for each wel­fare client in their care, Gov­er­nor Rock­e­feller said Mon­day. The in­crease is retroac­tive to Fe­bru­ary 1 and has been made pos­si­ble by pulling $100,000 out of the Wel­fare Depart­ment’s emer­gency re­lief fund, he said. Mr. Rock­e­feller said that the ac­tion was taken on the as­sump­tion that the leg­is­la­ture on its re­turn Mon­day will re­plen­ish the funds by pass­ing House Bill 701. “Ac­cord­ing to Wel­fare Depart­ment of­fi­cials, if the Gen­eral Assem­bly fails to pass HB 701, as amended to re­place these funds, $10 of the $20 in­crease will, of ne­ces­sity, have to be re­scinded,” Mr. Rock­e­feller said. 25 YEARS AGO

March 21, 1992

While North Lit­tle Rock holds a car­ni­val to pro­mote down­town to­day at Kroger’s Broad­way park­ing lot, one of the city’s po­ten­tial may­oral can­di­dates will be so­lic­it­ing sup­port for a mu­nic­i­pal com­plex at the site. Fri­day, Steve Goss showed a re­porter his ren­di­tion of the new mu­nic­i­pal com­plex he says is des­per­ately needed to con­sol­i­date city ser­vices. Goss’ wife, Jan­ice, drew the plans.


March 21, 2007

Ad­vo­cates for vic­tims of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence hope state law­mak­ers will set aside money for shel­ters and other pro­grams this ses­sion, but op­po­si­tion is build­ing to a pro­posal to get some of that fund­ing from higher taxes on liquor and wine. Sen. Hank Wilkins, D-Pine Bluff, said he’ll ask the Se­nate Rev­enue and Tax­a­tion Com­mit­tee to­day to rec­om­mend an ex­tra 5 per­cent tax on liquor and wine sold in stores and at restau­rants and bars. Re­tail­ers and the restau­rant in­dus­try say they’ll urge the com­mit­tee to vote against Wilkins’ Se­nate Bill 795, which they say would drive up al­ready high taxes, es­pe­cially on drinks served at restau­rants and bars.

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