You’re on. Closing out:
* ARKANSAS HOME SALES: The realtors say home prices and sales in October were up a tiny bit over the same month a year ago.
* VOTER ID AND OTHER SUPPRESSION TACTICS: NAACP report today says that the Republican push for voter ID and other laws to make it harder to vote is a direct response to the burgeoning number of minority voters in the U.S. True that. Also in response to young people voting.
* ENTERGY MOVES: Entergy has spun off its transmission business to ITC Holdings. This, according to Talk Business, won’t affect Entergy Arkansas’s plans to line up with a new power transmission agency. It does have some people in the transmission end of the business wondering about job impacts.
* CONGRESSIONAL STAFF PAY: Legistorm has updated its list of the pay of all congressional staff salaries.
* HUGH FREEZE TO THE PENTHOUSE: I wouldn’t say $200,000 a year at Ark. State was exactly the outhouse, but $1.5 million a year guaranteed with $2.5 million possible is a pretty good leap for Freeze at Ole Miss.
* ARREST IN HORSE THEFTS: Southern Arkansas University said an 18-year-old Oklahoma woman who was a student at SAU has been arrested in the theft of five rodeo horses and equipment from Mulerider stables. Others being sought.
* LAYOFFS AT FORESTRY COMMISSION: The state Forestry Commission is laying off 36 people of a 298-person staff on account of reduced timber severance tax revenue.