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Denny Altes' bill to join Arkansas in a national database of people's prescription drugs was pulled down on account of opposition. Your medicine chest is private one more day ..... After prison officials showed their lack of information about the prevalance of AIDS and STDs in the prison population and the amount of ongoing testing, sponsors delayed consideration of a bill that could delay parole for people with such diseases. ... Gov. Beebe signed the grocery tax reduction today ... Sen. Robert Thompson doesn't think I'm sufficiently appreciative of his effort to protect the right of current legislators to become lobbyists (and thus go to work for people they are now legislating over) as soon as their current term ends. When personal financial considerations are sufficient in the legislature to require that a bill be watered down to effectiveness four years down the line, I just can't hail it as a victory for legislative ethics. Particularly when it comes with The Brotherhood seal of approval.

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