The Arkansas General Assembly convenes at noon today. First order of business: A Joint Budget meeting to send out the general appropriation bill that pays their expenses.

Lucky for them there’s no state government shutdown.

Unlucky for us, the torrent of legislative filing will likely pick up today.

Lucky for the ACLU and similar groups, odds are high that the work product will include future public interest lawsuits, some with attorney fee recapture possibilities for infringement on civil rights.