FROM THE GOVERNMENT: Drought help.

  • FROM THE GOVERNMENT: Drought help.

Gov. Mike Beebe yesterday released $2 million from his discretionary reserve fund to help drought-stricken ranchers buy feed.

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I couldn’t help but notice the cheering from Republican legislators on Twitter for this government handout of taxpayer money. Take $3 billion out of the system by ending the income tax, as the state Republican Party platform urges, and these little handouts might be harder to make.