Archive: 4/13/17: Thursday
Capitol Week In Review: Lawmakers Break Even With Budget Disaster
The state is facing a nearly $900-million budget shortfall, there isn’t enough money to pay school districts monthly support checks or give teachers promised raises, the Rainy Day fund is empty, and the state is borrowing millions of dollars just to pay the day-to-day bills. Still, about half of the legislature took the day off, Thursday.
Arkansas Set To Execute Seven Inmates By End Of April
If the state of Arkansas has its way, seven convicted murderers will be dead by the end of April. Last week, a state parole board considered clemency but allowed five executions to move forward. Two other inmates declined to contest their death sentences.
Oklahoma Doctor Operates On Florida Woman's 'Inoperable' Brain Tumor
Stephanie, 27, a wife and mother, started having headaches in November. By January they were excruciating. Her doctor, a second and third opinion all revealed the same thing: She had Glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive brain tumor and 15 months to live.