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Former Arkansas governor and US senator David Pryor dead at 89

Former Arkansas governor and U.S. senator David Pryor, a Democrat, died on Saturday at the age of 89 of natural causes in Little Rock, Ark.  Pryor was regarded as one of the most prominent voices of the Democratic Party in the state. Prior to leading the state as a governor, Pryor kickstarted his career in […]

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Arkansas lawmakers advance proposal to double state-funded pregnancy resource center grant • Arkansas Advocate

An Arkansas legislative panel on Thursday approved the doubling of a taxpayer-funded grant to support pregnancy resource centers, which are often religiously affiliated and discourage abortion while encouraging birth. Republican leaders statewide have held up pregnancy resource centers as critical since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022 and Arkansas subsequently […]

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Arkansas governor’s office potentially violated laws by buying lectern: audit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders ‘ office potentially violated state laws on purchasing, state property and government records when it purchased a $19,000 lectern for the Republican governor that’s prompted nationwide attention, an audit requested by lawmakers said Monday. Legislative auditors referred the findings in the long-awaited audit of the […]

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Federal judge schedules hearing in Arkansas LEARNS lawsuit • Arkansas Advocate

A federal judge on Wednesday a preliminary injunction hearing for April 30 in a case challenging the constitutionality of a portion of the LEARNS Act that bans “indoctrination” in public schools.  Little Rock Central High School parents, students and a teacher involved in an AP African American Studies pilot course that received scrutiny for potentially […]

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Arkansas lawmakers question governor’s staff about purchase of $19,000 lectern

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Tuesday pointedly questioned Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ staff about the $19,000 purchase of a lectern that an audit says potentially violated laws on purchasing, property and government records. During a nearly three-hour hearing before the committee that requested the audit, the first-term Republican governor’s top aides faced […]

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Arkansas lawmakers question governor’s lectern purchase, potential law violations found in audit • Arkansas Advocate

Arkansas lawmakers questioned representatives of Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Attorney General Tim Griffin on Tuesday in light of Monday’s audit report that highlighted several potential breaches of state law in the $19,000 purchase of a lectern for Sanders’ office last year. The Legislative Joint Auditing Committee heard the report and voted with no dissent […]

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Audit report finds several potential breaches of Arkansas law in governor’s $19K lectern purchase • Arkansas Advocate

Arkansas Legislative Audit’s report on the $19,000 purchase of a lectern for Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ office found several instances of “potential noncompliance” with state law and has been sent to the state attorney general and Pulaski County’s prosecuting attorney. Members of Sanders’ staff used a state-issued credit card to buy the lectern and a […]

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Audit says Arkansas governor’s office potentially violated laws with $19,000 lectern purchase

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders ‘ office potentially violated state laws on purchasing, state property and government records when it purchased a $19,000 lectern for the Republican governor that’s prompted nationwide attention, an audit requested by lawmakers said Monday. Legislative auditors referred the findings in the long-awaited audit of the […]

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Arkansas AG claims purchasing laws do not apply to governor, days before release of lectern audit • Arkansas Advocate

Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin released an opinion Wednesday, at Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ request, declaring that certain executive branch officials such as the governor are not subject to certain laws that regulate purchases by government entities. Sanders’ request and Griffin’s response came just days before lawmakers are expected to release the results of Arkansas […]

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