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story.lead_photo.caption Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --1/7/2014-- Lt. Gov Mark Darr tells reporters Tuesday that he has no intention of resigning after ethical violations surfaced last week.

Three days after Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Darr announced his resignation, the state House and Senate Republican leaders and the Senate Democratic leader said Monday they want to keep the post vacant for the rest of Darr’s term and would back legislation eliminating the need for a special election.

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Print Headline: Steam building to leave Darr’s position unfilled

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  • drs01
    January 14, 2014 at 7:39 a.m.

    This is one of several constitutional offices that we don't need. When you get beyond Governor and Attorney General, is there any other than warrants the salary. We have a volunteer serving as Treasurer which is another one of those "who cares" positions. A restructure where the Governor appoints several of these would save money, and avoid several scandals.

    January 14, 2014 at 7:53 a.m.

    drs01, I agree.

  • 2531USMC
    January 14, 2014 at 9:29 a.m.

    We have to follow the constitution, and applicable law. Anyone who has lived here for decades knows how hard it will be to get any changes made to our state constitution... My hunch on the reluctance of the people regarding the re-writing of the constitution would be the basic mistrust of our leadership. Which is justified for the very reason we are even discussing this issue in the first place…

  • flash65
    January 14, 2014 at 2:14 p.m.

    I concur w/drs01 and NOTAGAIN. Lt. Gov is a wholly unnecessary position that unnecessarily costs (read: wastes) state money, not just for itself but for however many office employees it has. Enough already! May the legislature move to eliminate the position from state government while the iron is hot to do so.