Arkansas blogger Jason Tolbert has done everyone a service through his comprehensive lottery coverage on his blog, The Tolbert Report.
It’s tough to criticize the lottery if you are its champion. Lt. Gov. Bill Halter seems to be in this delicate spot now—especially since public confidence in the lottery has significantly declined. In this morning’s issue of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Halter admits that a few lottery salaries are too high, but goes on to defend the mistakes made so far.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) said yesterday that a vote on health care reform legislation will not happen before the August congressional recess.