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story.lead_photo.caption In this Jan. 16, 2015 photo, Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin is interviewed in his office at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Griffin says he wants to use the state's No. 2 post to promote the agenda of fellow Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, and is urging lawmakers to scale back some of his office's powers. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin said Monday that he's joined an Alexandria, Va.-based communications firm called Purple Strategies as an Arkansas-based senior adviser for communications and growth strategies for business clients.

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Print Headline: Griffin joins consulting firm

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  • Nodmcm
    January 20, 2015 at 4:50 a.m.

    I guess Lt. Governor Griffin will move on back to Virginia, to be closer to work, and of course to be nearer the "action" as Mitt Romney's presidential campaign gets started. I suppose if Gov. Hutchinson keels over, God forbid, Griffin could always break away from his busy consulting and political campaign managing work and fly back to Arkansas for a few days and fill in. Its kind of nice that Arkansas constitutional officers are not "tied down" to living and working in boring ole Arkansas, and can live and work in an exciting place like Washington, D. C. or the posh exurbs in Virginia, while holding elective office in Arkansas and receiving an Arkansas state paycheck.

  • TuckerMax
    January 20, 2015 at 7:01 a.m.

    And the pay for this supposedly "conflict free" job is what? Will it be disclosed on the state ethics disclosure forms? Maybe some day, after the first "conflict" arises and somebody looks.

  • NOTAGAIN
    January 20, 2015 at 7:45 a.m.

    No wonder he wanted duties reduced as LT Gov. This is wrong, so wrong!! I hope all who voted for this snake is happy.

  • Dogwoods
    January 20, 2015 at 8:03 a.m.

    So the Lt. Gov. is now also a lobbyist.

  • PopMom
    January 20, 2015 at 8:21 a.m.

    His last lobbying job paid him $400,000 a year. Of course, there is a moral conflict between taking a public paycheck and lobbying. It is ridiculous for anybody to think that Griffin will do anything else but receive money for advising corporations as to how they can achieve their objectives with the government.

  • PopMom
    January 20, 2015 at 8:23 a.m.

    P.S. Romney can spend as much of his ill gotten gains on running for president as he wants. Nobody wants him as president. Jeb is a possibility.

  • Packman
    January 20, 2015 at 8:52 a.m.

    This stinks soooo bad! Obviously, Griffin is breaking no laws with his new gig but it has conflict of interest written all over it. Full disclosure and transparency is a must.

  • John2001
    January 20, 2015 at 8:55 a.m.

    The Lt Govs position does very little. Why does this make him a snake Notagain?

  • FreeSpiritMan
    January 20, 2015 at 9:22 a.m.

    Now we know why he is pushing for a law that allows for the Governor to stay in charge when he is out of the state. What a rat. This would allow him to easily take taxpayer and private firm monies. But, hey he is a conservative. What did you expect when you elected him.

  • nwar
    January 20, 2015 at 9:39 a.m.

    This is not a Gov.-lite moonlighting by running a pizza joint. This is our Gov. lite working for a "consulting form" that tries to get special favors for very specific corporations and other special interests. Pack is right -- it stinks to high heaven.

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