By Nic Horton | The Arkansas Project
LITTLE ROCK — On Monday, I wrote about the excessive meetings of the Arkansas House’s State Agencies & Governmental Affairs Committee.
Some of you assumed I was making a mountain out of a molehill, so I decided to dig deeper.
The House State Agencies Committee has cost taxpayers $32,702.06 so far this year — and several more meetings are still scheduled — according to the Arkansas Bureau of Legislative Research.
The committee’s entire cost for last year was $14,697.65.
So perhaps these figures add some weight to the argument that the committee is meeting much more frequently than in the past and it is costing taxpayers dearly.