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Arkansas attorney general again rejects public education group’s ballot initiative

Arkansas’ attorney general on Thursday rejected for a second time a proposal to amend the state Constitution’s education clause.  The proposed ballot initiative aims to hold private schools participating in the state’s new voucher program to the same standards as public schools.  In his Thursday opinion, Attorney General Tim Griffin said he could not certify […]

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Arkansas AG approves proposed FOIA changes; supporters plan to start gathering signatures soon

Arkansas government transparency advocates expect to begin collecting signatures this week for two proposed ballot measures meant to make government records and meetings more accessible to the general public. On Monday, Attorney General Tim Griffin certified ballot language for a proposed set of changes to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. The decision came less […]

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Group will submit fourth proposed Arkansas FOIA change to AG’s office after third rejection

A government transparency group will send a fourth draft of proposed changes to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act after Attorney General Tim Griffin rejected its third proposal on Thursday. In his opinion, Griffin cited a “misleading provision” of the text of the proposed act and ballot title. Previous submissions contained the same problem that […]

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Arkansas transparency group will collect signatures for proposed amendment OK’d by AG

Arkansas government transparency advocates will begin collecting signatures for a November ballot measure to enshrine government openness in the state Constitution. Attorney General Tim Griffin certified language for four potential popular names and ballot titles, including “The Arkansas Government Disclosure Amendment of 2024,” a title he substituted for the submission of “The Arkansas Government Transparency […]

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Ballot initiative to legalize abortion in Arkansas advances; signature gathering to soon begin

Arkansans in November will vote on whether to enshrine abortion rights into the state Constitution if supporters can collect enough signatures in the next five months. Arkansas’ attorney general on Tuesday certified a third draft of a proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee a limited right to abortion in the state. The Arkansas Abortion Amendment […]

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Judge dismisses Arkansas AG’s FOIA lawsuit against prison board

A Central Arkansas judge dismissed Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin’s complaint against the state prison board Monday after a hearing in which the judge chided Griffin’s staff attorneys for wasting taxpayers’ money with the six-week lawsuit. Griffin alleged last month that the Arkansas Board of Corrections violated the state Freedom of Information Act and improperly […]

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Arkansas lawmaker considers legislation to restore remote learning flexibility

Arkansas’ first major snow since the passage of the LEARNS Act brought renewed attention to its practical elimination of alternative methods of instruction (AMI) days.  With school canceled last week in much of the state, many districts will be tacking on make-up days at the end of the school year, but one state lawmaker is […]

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Arkansas Supreme Court will hear supporters’ case for paper ballots amendments

Arkansas’ highest court agreed Wednesday to fast-track a hearing in a lawsuit from a group advocating for the removal of voting machines from Arkansas elections. The nonprofit Arkansas Voter Integrity Initiative sued Secretary of State John Thurston and the state Board of Election Commissioners earlier this month, asking the state Supreme Court to certify two […]

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Sanders vs. Arkansas Board of Corrections: Legal tensions rise over authority issues

Sanders vs. Arkansas Board of Corrections: Legal tensions rise over authority issues | KATVPlease ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes ofwebsite accessibility Fri, 12 Jan 2024 15:25:21 GMT (1705073121595) 19eea99bbb4f7d90521f9904d62df1d502d2a5b7 8d110d3d21a6ad02355b23061e4ddf5f15ece284 Fallback Presentation. Using deprecated PresentationRouter. Click Here For This Articles Original Source.

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Group submits third proposed Arkansas FOIA change to attorney general after second rejection

Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin received a third proposed set of changes to the state’s Freedom of Information Act after he rejected the second ballot proposal Tuesday. Arkansas Citizens for Transparency (ACT) submitted a new draft Tuesday evening after deleting the two sections from the previous draft that Griffin said made it unfit for the […]

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