The Bagman Papers: Ethics report on Baker, Morton, Maggio and Co.
Political junkies might like to read the 46-page report by the Arkansas Ethics Commission staff that arose following complaints about campaign contributions to former judicial candidate Mike Maggio .
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Owens values Dover schools, community
If there is one principle Jerry Owens has learned in his seven years with the Dover School District, it's that a superintendent's work never ends.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Minimum wage drive needs some 15,000 signatures
I'm expecting a news release shortly on the precise number, but it appears the drive to put a minimum wage increase on the November ballot is roughly 15,000 signatures short of the 61,503 signatures of registered voters necessary to qualify the initiated act for the ballot.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Lawyer says statewide alcohol petitions invalid
Elizabeth Robben Murray, a Friday Firm lawyer and veteran of ballot initiative battles, wrote the secretary of state today in behalf of a committee that opposes a statewide vote on the sale of alcohol in Arkansas.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Courthouse News Service
Hurt Veteran Tasered in Jail May Have a Case
A Vietnam veteran who says jail guards Tasered him multiple times after he claimed back pain kept him from sitting up may have a civil rights case, the 8th Circuit ruled.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
The money in the booze battles
More reports coming in to the state Ethics Commission from both sides in state and local battles over retail alcohol sales.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Liquor stores power opposition to Faulkner County wet campaign
FAVORS STATUS QUO: Owners of this liquor store at the Maumelle exit from I-40 are contributing to the campaign to prevent alcohol sales in neighboring Faulkner County.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Log Cabin Democrat
Tri-county RITA going for 'equal representation' vote
Members of the Faulkner County Quorum Court that attended a Regional Intermodal Transportation Authority summit with the quorum courts of Conway and Perry counties on Friday expressed limited support, at best, for equal representation among the three counties.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Arkansas postcard past
Morrilton, 1908 This card shows Railroad Avenue, the Conway County seat's main street.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Local option alcohol sales petitions filed in Craighead, Saline counties
Here's an update on petition drives for local option elections to allow alcohol sales in Craighead, Faulkner and Saline counties.
Statewide alcohol vote will meet first barrier, attorney says
David Couch , attorney for Let Arkansas Decide , says the petition drive for a constitutional amendment to allow alcohol sales in every Arkansas county had - in 30 days - met the threshold for signatures to qualify for the ballot.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Study touts economic benefit of expanding alcohol sales
The committee financed by Walmart and Kum & Go seeking elections to allow retail alcohol sales in Faulkner, Saline and Craighead counties commissioned a report from the University of Arkansas that touts the benefits of sales expansion.