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Stuff from Around Arkansas, January 28 (Updated!)

Updated: Apr 15

Paine Relief: Stupid Thomas Paine Day bill fails in committee, ha ha. Wait, why are we still talking about this? When did this turn into one of the leading issues in the state? (Arkansas News Bureau)

Nobama for Arkansas: House committee votes down proposal to congratulate Barack Obama on his election because of concerns about slavery language in resolution. Here’s the full text (opens in PDF). (AP)

UPDATE: Arkansas Business story on same notes that our own Dan Greenberg was in the mix on this one, laying out arguments against the slavery language and ultimately voting against the resolution. UPDATE II: Hey, the story made Wonkette.com, and they even mention Greenberg! Granted, it’s just his last name, and they misspelled it, but that’s still way better than anything YOU’VE done today.

Web Savvy: The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette gets a new online content chief. Hooray! First order of business: Find ways to make their web content more inaccessible and secure against the threat of somebody actually reading it or linking to it. (Blake’s Think Tank)

How’d That Happen?: A win for Rep. Dan Greenberg, an Arkansas Project contributor, on one of his Freedom of Information Act bills! I know, I was shocked, too! (Arkansas News Bureau)

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