The interim House and Senate committees on children and youth met up in Conway today. This was intended, it seems, at least in part as a dog-and-pony show to help Sen. Gilbert Baker of Conway look senatorial.

Befitting a senator who has harrumphed recently about college spending excesses while being at the very heart of UCA’s good-old-boy system, the hearing had its Keystone Kops moment. Read on.

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But first, the serious business.

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