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Benton City Council releases 2/27 agenda

Benton City Council releases 2/27 agenda

The Benton City Council Agenda Meeting will be held at 6:30 P.M. Monday, February 27, 2012 in the Mayor’s Conference Room at the Benton Municipal Complex and will be followed by the Benton City Council Meeting at 7:00 P.M. in Council Chambers.  The agenda includes several awards to be given, as well as Mayor David Mattingly's "State of the City" address.

Beebe says GOP plan could result in 61 Ark. layoffs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A proposal to cut three percent of the Governor's budget.

The GOP counter-budget would cut three percent, or $21 million, of the Governor Mike Beebe's $4.7 billion state budget.

The Governor reviewed the proposed cuts and asked state agencies to do the same.

Those agencies came back stating the cuts will lead to reductions in services and personnel.

But Republican lawmakers say that may not happen at all...setting the stage for a battle of the budget.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"At the end of the day, it's going to take agreement to get anything done and that is important," said Republican John Burris, the House Minority Leader.

Democratic House Majority Leader Johnnie Roebuck said the budget has already been thoroughly reviewed.

Benton City Council releases 2/13 agenda

Benton City Council releases 2/13 agenda

The Benton City Council will hold the City Council Agenda Meeting at 6:30 P.M. Monday, February 13 in the Mayor’s Conference Room at the Benton Municipal Complex and will be followed by the Benton City Council Meeting at 7:00 P.M. in Council Chambers. 

Congressman Tim Griffin reacts to State of the Union

WASHINGTON - Congressman Tim Griffin issued the following statement in response to President Obama's State of the Union (SOTU) address:                                                       

Sadly, President Obama has become a spectator to history when it comes to addressing our out-of-control spending and encouraging job creation.  The time for talk has long passed; it's time for him to lead or follow.

I wish the President had offered a bold, real plan for balancing our budget - or pledged to work with us to get our spending under control.

Bauxite mayor: Monday meeting should be 'interesting'

Bauxite mayor: Monday meeting should be 'interesting'

Bauxite Mayor Johnny McMahan told Today's THV he expects Monday night's town hall meeting to be "interesting". The agenda is below.

 

Bauxite Town Council Meeting Monday, Jan. 23, 2012

 7:00 p.m. at Bauxite City Hall

 

1.  Call to Order

2. Pledge of allegiance

3.  Roll Call

          Executive session

4.  Approval of Dec. 19, 2011 minutes

5. Reports from Police Chief/Code Enforcement, Fire chief

6.  Resolution # 1 of 2012

7.  Budget 2012

8. Discussion

    1.   Saline County District Court & Automation Fund Checking Accounts
          a.  Lindie Landers

    Discussion Fire Department Parking Lot

          a.  Kendall Marshall

City Council releases Jan. 23 agenda

City Council releases Jan. 23 agenda

Benton City Council Meeting

Regular Session

January 23, 2012

7:00 PM

 AGENDA

 

 

I.                 Call to Order                                                           Mayor Mattingly

Griffin backs idea of merging federal agencies

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Republican Congressman Tim Griffin of Arkansas says he generally supports the idea of merging federal agencies to trim the size of government, but says he wants more details on a White House proposal to give the president authority to make those changes.

Griffin said Friday that he thinks similar mergers should happen throughout federal government. President Barack Obama announced he wanted to merge six major trade and commerce agencies with overlapping programs. The Commerce Department would be among those that would cease to exist.

Griffin and U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor spoke separately to members of the Arkansas Municipal League at the group's winter conference. Both focused primarily on proposals that they say will help spur job creation.

Democratic Congressman Mike Ross was expected to address the group later Friday.

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