Sorry. I got behind on posting today's free food and drink for legislators, supplied at "scheduled events" so named to avoid Amendment 94'
s ban on freebies for legislators. They are nothing but free slop, no more or less. They are also open to the public under the Constitution.
BREAKFAST: 7:30- 9 a.m., Capitol Cafeteria private dining room, March of Dimes
BREAKFAST: 7:30-9:30, Capitol Hill building, National Conference of State Legislators
(publicly paid dues finance this group).
LUNCH: 11:30-1 p.m., Room 309, for the Senate and Senate staff by Pastor Joel Holmes and the staff of the First Pentecostal Church of North Little Rock. UPDATE:
The lunch included prime rib and shrimp.
LUNCH: 11:30-1, Capitol Hill building, Arkansas Pest Management Association
. (Could they spray the legislators maybe?)
LUNCH: 11:30-1:30, Capitol Square Apts. #13, Arkansas Health Care Association
,. The nursing home lobby provides this free feed almost daily.
DRINKS: 4-6 p.m., Capitol Square Apartments, # 13, Arkansas Health Care Association.
Same old nursing home deal. Appears only on Senate calendar. So maybe this is only a scheduled Senate activity.
DRINKS: 5-7 p.m., Capitol Square Apts. #4, "Choo Choo Room."
This is the party by Mike Mitchell
and his other law firm lobbyists for:
Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association
Arkansas Hospital Association
Arkansas Medical Society
Arkansas Pharmacists Association
Arkansas Podiatric Medical Association
Arkansas State Dental Association
Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas
Arkansas Community Colleges
DINNER: 5:30, Brave New Restaurant for Senate Education Committee by Arkansas Learns,
the Walton-financed charter school lobby that hopes to be fresh off passage of bills to enble privatization of public schools and allowing a charter school advocate, Johnny Key, to become state Education director despite a lack of required education and experience.
DINNER: 6 p.m., Copper Grill, for Senate and House Transportation Committees by the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association.
DRINKS AND DINNER: 6-10 p.m., Bevis Farm, 124 Sweetwater, North Little Rock, "Country Caucus.
" This regular affair is paid for by a publicly financed group, Arkansas N.A.H.R.O,
the organization of local housing authorities.