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Congressman Tim Griffin reacts to State of the Union

WASHINGTON - Congressman Tim Griffin issued the following statement in response to President Obama's State of the Union (SOTU) address:                                                       

Sadly, President Obama has become a spectator to history when it comes to addressing our out-of-control spending and encouraging job creation.  The time for talk has long passed; it's time for him to lead or follow.

I wish the President had offered a bold, real plan for balancing our budget - or pledged to work with us to get our spending under control.

Tyler addresses budget issues

Tyler addresses budget issues


Solicits feedback, says no fundraising during session

CONWAY, Ark. – State Representative Linda Tyler of Conway, a candidate for the State Senate, today announced an effort to keep voters informed as the Arkansas General Assembly’s second-ever fiscal session gets underway.  In a web video, Tyler asks residents to contact her with questions about the upcoming session, which will be devoted to budget issues. 

“I invite you to reach out to me at www.lindatylerforsenate.com, where you can email me a question or comment and find my phone number,” Tyler said.  “As always, I’ll be working hard to make sure your voice is heard every step of the way.”

“Now, more than ever, we need strong leadership at our State Capitol,” Tyler continued.  “We need someone who will put the needs of our people ahead of the wants of some political party.”

Griffin backs idea of merging federal agencies

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Republican Congressman Tim Griffin of Arkansas says he generally supports the idea of merging federal agencies to trim the size of government, but says he wants more details on a White House proposal to give the president authority to make those changes.

Griffin said Friday that he thinks similar mergers should happen throughout federal government. President Barack Obama announced he wanted to merge six major trade and commerce agencies with overlapping programs. The Commerce Department would be among those that would cease to exist.

Griffin and U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor spoke separately to members of the Arkansas Municipal League at the group's winter conference. Both focused primarily on proposals that they say will help spur job creation.

Democratic Congressman Mike Ross was expected to address the group later Friday.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Conway native heads up GOP elections program

Lecture examines sustainability theory and practice

Lecture examines sustainability theory and practice

CONWAY -- Brian Campbell, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Central Arkansas, will give a lecture Thursday, Dec. 1 on Sustainability Theory and Practice. The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in the College of Business Room 105.

Campbell will discuss the key components of sustainable ecological systems and how those ideas apply to our contemporary human society.

Beebe to address viewer questions on AETN’s ‘Arkansans Ask’

Beebe to address viewer questions on AETN’s ‘Arkansans Ask’


Gov. Mike Beebe will discuss state issues and answer viewer questions in the next episode of “Arkansans Ask,” airing on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) tonight at 7 p.m.

Viewers may submit questions by: phone, 800-662-2386; fax, (501) 852-2280; e-mail, paffairs@aetn.org; or via on-air phone, (501) 852-8426.

Steve Barnes moderates. The program is underwritten by the Arkansas State Employees Association.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansas’s statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming.

Gov. Beebe's schedule for Nov. 22-28

Gov. Beebe's schedule for Nov. 22-28


Tuesday, November 22

7:00 p.m.

Governor Beebe appears on the "Arkansans Ask:  Governor Mike Beebe" television program

AETN Studios, 350 South Donaghey, Conway


Monday, November 28

10:00 a.m.

Governor Beebe participates in the L'Oreal Solar Energy System ribbon-cutting ceremony

11500 Maybelline Road, North Little Rock