Gov. Mike Beebe on Tuesday said a possible financial default resulting from failure to raise the federal debt ceiling would create a financial disaster equal to a major earthquake along the New Madrid fault.
The city of Fort Smith and the Fort Smith Advertising & Promotion Commission may enter into a short-term agreement to operate the Fort Smith Convention Center until there is resolution — up or down — on a 1% prepared food tax.
U.S. Rep. Mike Ross, D-Prescott, talked politics Friday morning (July 1) before a large chamber crowd, with the biggest applause coming when he reminded the audience he voted against the federal health care law.
Fort Smith City Clerk Sherri Gard quickly complied Tuesday with a court order requiring the city to give petitioners seeking a vote on a 1% prepared food tax another 10 days to correct or amend signature problems.
Sebastian County Circuit Court Judge Michael Fitzhugh issued an order Tuesday afternoon (June 28) that forces Fort Smith City Clerk Sherri Gard to give the Citizens for Responsible Taxation 10 days to correct deficiencies “related to the insufficient number of verified signatures.”
U.S. Rep. Mike Ross, D-Prescott, says recent actions by the U.S. Postal Service create doubts as to the veracity of claims by the USPS that it considers public input when making decisions about closing facilities or changing service.