Asa Hutchinson

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Arkansas lawmakers say the country should come together

GOVERNOR ASA HUTCHINSON. CONGRESSMAN WOMACK JUST RETURNED TO WASHINGTON. HE SAYS THERE’S HEIGHTENED SECURITY THERE AND FORMER GOVERNOR ASA HUTCHINSON IS AT THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. BOTH SAY WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEKEND WAS SHOCKING AND DISTURBING AND THAT NOW THE FOCUS IS ON BRINGING THE COUNTRY TOGETHER. <> “A real dark day for our country, and […]

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Arkansas lawmakers to consider income tax cuts, Game and Fish budget during special session • Arkansas Advocate

It’s not February, but it’s feeling a bit like Groundhog Day at the Arkansas Capitol as the governor calls lawmakers into a special session this week to cut income taxes for the second time in nine months. Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has said she wants to phase out the state’s income tax and legislators have […]

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U.S. Supreme Court revives Arkansas gerrymandering case, but plaintiffs face long odds

The United States Supreme Court on Monday revived a previously dismissed lawsuit challenging Arkansas’s congressional maps, ordering the case back to a lower federal court. The Supreme Court said the lower court must apply the standards the high court laid out last month in a gerrymandering case out of South Carolina. But considering the South […]

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Judging the jurors in Donald Trump’s trial

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be […]

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Arkansans honor Daisy Bates as statue unveiled at U.S. Capitol • Arkansas Advocate

More than a hundred people filled the pews at Little Rock’s Second Baptist Church Wednesday to watch the unveiling of civil rights leader Daisy Lee Gatson Bates’ statue in the National Statuary Hall. The native Arkansan is the third African American woman to receive the honor. The local celebration that preceded the formal ceremony in […]

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Bontiea Goss, health executive who bribed Arkansas lawmakers, is sentenced to 3 years in federal prison

A former executive of a behavioral health care charity was sentenced to three years in federal prison Monday for her role in a bribery and public corruption scandal that spanned Arkansas and Missouri, just days after her husband received a six-year prison sentence. Defendants Bontiea Bernedette Goss, 65, and Tommy Ray Goss, 68, also must […]

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Former health executive sentenced in sprawling bribery scandal that ensnared Arkansas lawmakers

A federal judge sentenced Tommy Ray Goss, who with his wife headed a behavioral health care charity at the center of a sprawling bribery scandal spanning Arkansas and Missouri, to six years in prison on Thursday. The sentencing hearing was in federal court in Kansas City, Missouri. U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes also ordered […]

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Arkansas lawmakers reject proposed language to clarify applicability of purchasing laws • Arkansas Advocate

Arkansas lawmakers declined to vote Wednesday on proposed language in an appropriation bill that would have classified several executive branch offices as state “agencies” in light of a controversy over whether certain state purchasing laws apply to the governor’s office. An audit report made public last week found potential violations of several laws in the […]

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What to expect in Arkansas’ presidential primary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will compete for votes in Arkansas on Tuesday but not against each other. At least not yet. Both front-runners are already eyeing a rematch of the 2020 presidential election, and the race in Arkansas as well as 15 other states holding contests on Super […]

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Sanders among latest to call for resignation of Arkansas Board of Corrections member

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday asked that Board of Corrections member Alonza Jiles resign his seat. Sanders issued the statement months after Jiles was named in lawsuits that allege he helped to cover up physical and sexual abuse at a juvenile treatment center in Randolph County, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette […]

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