posted: 08/17/2014 3:35 a.m.
Arkansas ranks as one of the most difficult states for the public to learn who's donating campaign money to candidates for state office -- especially in the biggest, most-talked-about races.
posted: 08/17/2014 3:08 a.m.
In 2006, Louisiana's system for disclosing candidates' campaign contributions to the public looked a lot like Arkansas'.
posted: 08/17/2014 3:07 a.m.
Here's what other state officials and national experts say about Arkansas' hard-to-access campaign contribution and spending reports: "Most people involved in politics, either covering it as a journalist or working on campaigns, know that to get any information about a candidate's finance reports, you have to look at the report as it's been scanned in from the printed version. It's not searchable. It doesn't take advantage of the technology that's available." State Rep. Warwick Sabin, D-Little Rock
posted: 08/17/2014 3:06 a.m.
For at least a decade, national studies have awarded Arkansas low marks for its campaign-finance reporting practices.
posted: 06/17/2014 3:19 a.m.
Contributions and grants to the Razorback Foundation -- the money raising arm for University of Arkansas sports -- dropped by more than $10 million last fiscal year, to $25.8 million, according to the nonprofit's most recent Internal Revenue Service report.
posted: 06/03/2014 5:06 a.m.
Conflicting testimony under oath to legislators last September by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville's chancellor and the school's former spokesman doesn't measure up to grounds for prosecution, according to a letter released Monday by 6th Judicial Circuit Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley.
posted: 05/18/2014 4:26 a.m.
Fort Smith nursing home operator Michael Morton and his companies have contributed $113,000 to candidates for the Arkansas Supreme Court -- more than 25 percent of reported donations from all sources, according to a campaign finance analysis by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
posted: 01/06/2014 2:28 a.m.
A second joint legislative committee will take a shot Tuesday at identifying mistakes that led to millions in overspending by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s fundraising division.
posted: 12/08/2013 2:17 a.m.
Brad Choate, one of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s most successful fundraisers, is expected to talk publicly this week for the first time about how the Division of University Advancement under his leadership last year became mired in a surprise, multimillion-dollar deficit.
posted: 12/08/2013 1:57 a.m.
Auditors, school officials and Joy Sharp herself, who worked for the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville for almost 40 years, agree that she made mistakes in handling finances for the school’s fundraising division.
posted: 12/08/2013 1:56 a.m.
Washington County prosecutors are investigating four issues related to multimillion-dollar deficits in the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville Division of University Advancement.
posted: 11/06/2013 4:43 a.m.
The Arkansas Legislative Joint Auditing Committee has postponed until Dec. 13 a second round of hearings into overspending by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville fundraising division.
posted: 11/06/2013 12:50 a.m.
An FBI agent who specializes in financial matters has joined a Washington County prosecutor’s team that is investigating concerns that arose in an audit of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s fundraising division.
posted: 09/24/2013 12:02 a.m.
Key legislators want to hear other views concerning a state audit report into deficit spending by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s fundraising division — including from the division’s former chief Brad Choate and budget officer Joy Sharp, they said Monday.
posted: 06/30/2013 4:04 a.m.
Legislative auditors have completed much of the field work on a review of deficit finances at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s Division of Advancement and estimate the audit to be released later this summer, an official said Friday.