A $5 million appropriation bill for the War Memorial Stadium Commission passed with almost no notice yesterday. The vote was 92-2.
Note I say "almost." Rep. Steve Harrelson of Texarkana, at his Under the Dome Blog, had something pithy to say:
And yes, as I always do, I voted against the War Memorial Stadium Commission appropriation. If we're against wasteful spending in government, nothing is more wasteful than spending $5,000,000+ in taxpayer money to play two football games annually in a dilapidated stadium (and one is normally against some double directional non-conference gimme).
Allen Maxwell also voted no. Frank Glidewell, J.R. Rogers, Andrea Lea and James McLean didn't vote, same as a no. Allen Kerr of LITTLE ROCK and Stephanie Malone voted present, same as a no.
Fans of LR Hog games, what say you?
PS -- I'm long on record on this, by the way. It's not about money. I think colleges should play home games where the scholar/athletes attend class. Yes, I know that LR games are a financial boost to the city and that LR tailgating is superior to that in Fayetteville. Still.