The line is open. Closing out:
* HOW TO FIX THE BUDGET: BRING THE MONEY HOME: A new study shows, by state, how much money is lost to the use of offshore tax havens by corporations and wealthy individuals. The study by US Pirg figures the offshore tax dodges cost Arkansas $478 million in 2012. That would close a lot of budget holes, expand Medicaid, expand prisons and leave some leftover. Here’s a link to the full report.
* MCDANIEL SUES STANDARD AND POOR’S: Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has filed a separate suit against Standard and Poor’s, the financial rating agency, for misleading investors about securities backed by subprime mortgates, assets that were at the core of the financial crisis. The federal government is also suing.
* SERVICES FOR DOYLE ROGERS: Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville has details on services for Doyle Rogers, the developer who died yesterday at 94. Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A funeral will be held at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church.
* SHOW SOME LOVE VALENTINE’S DAY: JOIN ‘VOICE OF THE PEOPLE’: Following are details of a Feb. 14 event at the state Capitol, “Voice of the People,” a gathering of groups that work for people in need, including those in prison.