Documents released by the Arkansas Ethics Commission show that a former state lawmaker who resigned over violations could only identify less than a quarter of the $63,000 his campaign spent as legitimately related to his re-election bid.
The Ethics Commission on Wednesday released the file related to the investigation into former Democratic Sen. Paul Bookout, who stepped down last month after the panel ruled he spent thousands from his campaign on clothing, stereo equipment and other personal items.
The Clinton School of Public Service is partnering with the state Insurance Department to host an enrollment event for the new Health Insurance Marketplace. Doors open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1, and the public is welcome until 7 p.m.
Guides will help people compare insurance plans and learn how much financial aid they qualify for. The Arkansas Insurance Department’s Public Information Manger, Heather Haywood, says adults ages 18 to 64 are welcome to attend.
Attorneys for nine death row inmates want a judge to deem Arkansas' new lethal injection law unconstitutional.
The death row inmates' lawyers filed a motion for summary judgment on Monday.
The inmates also want a judge to declare that the 2013 Method of Execution Act is invalid as applied to them.
The new execution law came about after the state Supreme Court struck down the previous one in 2012, saying that legislators had ceded too much control over execution procedures to correction officials.
The nuclear weapons accident that occurred in Damascus, Arkansas, in September of 1980 is the topic of a new book by investigative reporter Eric Schlosser, known for the bestsellers Fast Food Nation and Reefer Madness.
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has approved the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment that would change the terms of county elected officials from two to four years.
McDaniel on Monday certified the language of the proposed ballot measure submitted by David Dinwiddie of Pine Bluff. The proposal would apply to county judges, justices of the peace, sheriffs, collectors, treasurers, assessors, clerks, coroners, surveyors and constables.
An Arkansas doctor convicted of possessing child pornography 13 years ago is suing the state over a new law that bars giving Medicaid money to convicted sex offenders.
Dr. Lonnie Joseph Parker filed a lawsuit in federal court on Friday and asked a judge to block enforcement of the new restriction, which took effect Aug. 16. The law prohibits any registered se offender from providing Medicaid services in the state.
The measure was introduced after a legislative audit noted that Parker had received more than $489,000 in Medicaid payments.