A little vehicular maintenance was required this a.m., so the blog is off to a late-ish start. The obvious story to start with: the state treasurer’s remarks in the the Dem-Gaz this a.m. (subscription req.) that she deserves a tax-free vehicle and if she should pay taxes, so should the governor for his “manservant”-driven state car. First reference to a state trooper as a manservant I’ve heard. And the IRS isn’t paying attention anyway, says Martha Shoffner, another amazing assertion. And she questions the State Auditor’s authority to ask constitutional authorities to report their state cars as income.
The Republicans are eating this up, talking lawsuit.
UPDATE: Gov. Mike Beebe wants Shoffner to apologize to the State Police.