Just for Fun: “Home Schoolers” by Tim Hawkins

May 26, 2017 | Posted in Just for Fun | By

Just for fun today, comedian Tim Hawkins makes a few good-natured jokes about home schoolers. Watch the video below.

Attorney General Rejects Casino Proposal

May 25, 2017 | Posted in Casinos, Gambling | By

Last week Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge rejected a proposed constitutional amendment legalizing casinos in Arkansas.

The A.G. called the proposal’s ballot title, “very confusing to the point of being nonsensical.”

As far as we can tell, the proposal effectively would have allowed casinos in any municipality with a population greater than 20,000 people.

This is not the first time efforts have been made to bring casino gambling to Arkansas. In 2005 the Arkansas Legislature passed legislation paving the way for “electronic games of skill” at Arkansas’ racetracks; these games look and function much like traditional casino games.

Constitutional amendments legalizing casino gambling elsewhere in Arkansas have been proposed almost every election year–including last year.

And the Arkansas Lottery has tried in the past to expand its gambling operation to include casino-style games such as keno.

There are no two ways about it: Gambling is a blight on the community; we have seen time and time again how it hurts families and ruins lives. That’s why we oppose any effort to expand gambling in Arkansas.

A.G. Rejects Second Recreational Marijuana Proposal In A Week

May 24, 2017 | Posted in Marijuana | By

Last Friday Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s office rejected a ballot proposal legalizing recreational marijuana in Arkansas, citing ambiguities in the proposal’s ballot title.

Yesterday the A.G.’s office rejected a second recreational marijuana proposal.

The A.G. wrote that this new proposal was “no different textually” from the marijuana proposal rejected last week.

While we are glad the A.G. rejected these marijuana proposals, all of this underscores the fact that full legalization of marijuana is the endgame for marijuana supporters.

Every state that has legalized so-called “medical marijuana” has seen an increased push to legalize recreational marijuana. Now that Arkansas has “medical marijuana,” it makes sense that marijuana proponents would push for recreational as well.

You can read the Attorney General’s full opinion here.