Monday, June 8, 2015

Cancer Society rejects contributions from Milligan over campaign work by their employees

Posted By on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 12:38 PM

KATV reports that the American Cancer Society has returned unspecified financial contributions made by Arkansas Treasurer Dennis Milligan and his aide Jason Brady as recompense for any campaign work Brady might have done while an employee of the Cancer society.

It's been reported that Brady's Cancer Society e-mail, while he was an employee in 2014, reflected his work as a campaigner for Milligan, who hired him as a top aide after he was elected and took office.

To quiet the controversy, Milligan and Brady sent money to the Society, a nonprofit that discourages employees from engaging in partisan political activities. Though they didn't concede improper work had been done. Reports KATV:

ACSCAN's Associate Director Media Advocacy for the Southern Region, Ray Carson, tells KATV that while they did receive two separate donations from both Milligan and Brady last week, on Friday they sent a response letter stating they would be returning the donations.

This subject could develop further in a pending defamation lawsuit against Milligan by David Singer, another former Milligan campaigner who was fired from a job in the treasurer's office by Milligan.

Tags: , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments (6)

Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

  • Home again

    The plan, formulated months ago, was this: Ellen and I were going to go to Washington for inauguration festivities, then fly out the morning after the balls for Panama City and a long planned cruise to begin with a Panama Canal passage.
  • Who needs courts?

    Not since the John Birch Society's "Impeach Earl Warren" billboards littered Southern roadsides after the Supreme Court's school-integration decision in 1954 has the American judicial system been under such siege, but who would have thought the trifling Arkansas legislature would lead the charge?
  • Bungling

    If the late, great Donald Westlake had written spy thrillers instead of crime capers, they'd read a lot like the opening weeks of the Trump administration.
  • UPDATE: Campus carry bill amended by Senate to require training

    The Senate this morning added an amendment to Rep. Charlie Collins campus carry bill that incorporates the effort denied in committee yesterday to require a 16-hour additional training period before university staff members with concealed carry permits may take the weapons on campus.
  • Director to resign from state court administrative office

    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Dan Kemp announced today the resignation of J.D. Gingerich, long-time director of the administrative office of the courts.

Visit Arkansas

New Crystal Bridges exhibit explores Mexican-American border

New Crystal Bridges exhibit explores Mexican-American border

Border Cantos is a timely, new and free exhibit now on view at Crystal Bridges.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation