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Beebe: MLK appointments suspended

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Can't quarrel with this announcement by Gov. Mike Beebe:

"It is becoming increasingly clear that Arkansas legislators plan to review the structure and composition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission during the 2009 session, an effort that I support.  Until that review occurs, I will not make any new appointments to the Commission.  This group has a great purpose and can be a conduit for Dr. King's noble tenets, but it appears increasingly difficult for the Commission to do so in its current form." – Governor Mike Beebe

A 26-member board that had difficulty achieving a quorum was part, but by no means all, of the problems with a commission plagued by petty politics, questionable spending and, most of all, not enough meaningful works to show for its existence over the years. It's under new direction now.

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