Stu Soffer, a Pine Bluff Repblican, continues to press his campaign for action against Treasurer Dennis Milligan on his complaints that Milligan violated ethics rules in his political campaigns. /more/
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Brian Fanney reports on a subject that has been talked about lately — Gov. Asa Hutchinson's decision to break from past practice and allow charities to auction dinner with him at the Governor's Mansion /more/
The rule of law prevails in Oklahoma. A citizens panel has voted 7-1 to comply with a federal court ruling and remove a Ten Commandments monument from the Capitol grounds. Will Arkansans like Jason Rapert be as respectful of the rule of law when their time comes. /more/
Razorback stadium skybox seats are coveted. And a recent work order change allows more mingling among the wealthy people invited to UA System and Fayetteville campus boxes. It has a political benefit for a political candidate, the wife of UA trustee John Goodson. /more/
After the Arkansas Times reported details of Sen. Jason Rapert's report of threats to the State Police, he mounted an intensive lobbying campaign on the State Police — and also brought in the govenror's office — in an effort to get their help in repudiating the article. /more/
The State Police have issued a minor clarification in what appears to be an effort to soothe an enraged Sen. Jason Rapert, exposed here as overly excited about both a Conway parking lot question from a constituent as well as some inflammatory Internet rhetoric that he's interpreted as a dire threat on his life. State cops took his reports seriously, they say. But in the end, they found nothing actionable. /more/
Legal challenges to the state takeover of the Little Rock School District, more plans for new charter schools, the planned departure of DHS director John Selig, a new report on the future of Medicaid expansion in the state and more — all on this week's podcast.
Columnist Joe Nocera examinesthe Big River Steel deal in Arkansas — the state's largest foray into corporate welfare yet and a deal in which the billionaire Koch family, nominally opponents of corporate welfare, will benefit handsomely.
University of Arkansas President Donald Bobbitt and five members of the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees took off for Rome Sunday for a five-day trip for what a press announcement said was "informational purposes... to learn more about the operations of the University of Arkansas Rome Center. " One faculty member isn't happy about it.
It is not exactly shocking that a consultant group that's had the inside track all along to realize profits from the Arkansas Lottery has an even more profitable deal in the works than originally described.