Sen. Missy Irvin announced this morning, according to a spectator in the Senate Public Health Committee, that Sen . Bob Ballinger’s bill to override voters increase of the Arkansas minimum wage had been moved to the “deferred” list.

For now, workers are safe from Ballinger’s attack. Does it mean he’s short votes to get the bill out of committee or the Senate? We could hope. But eternal vigilance is the price of hanging onto the will of the voters over the corporate toadies in the Arkansas legislature.