July 29th, 2014
LITTLE ROCK â€” Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wants to help defend in court a $5 million tax break legislators gave natural gas drillers earlier this year, asking to step in and assist in the case after the state's chief finance officer said he believed the exemption was unconstitutional.
The dog days of summer are being ushered in with a whimper.
A cold front headed for Oklahoma and Arkansas will bring unseasonably cool temperatures and a chance of rain through next week, weather forecasters said Monday.
It's normally the hottest time of the year, with highs averaging around 95 degrees and nighttime lows in the 70s. But National Weather Service meteorologist Matthew Day said the coolÂ snap will push highs closer to 80 degrees with lows in the 60s through early next week.
It only took an hour for Benton City Council to approve five ordinances and two resolutions and hear committee reports in a meeting Monday night.
Two of the ordinances dealt with the purchase of land and one authorized the start of street projects.
Ordinance 48 of 2014 was passed on all three readings by a vote of 9 to 1. The lone negative vote resulted from the absence of Alderman Evelyn Reed.
The ordinance authorizes the purchase of five acres of land adjacent to the Saline County Fairgrounds. The acreage will be paved for use as a parking lot for the Riverside Center complex.