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State sues central Arkansas landlord with history of renting out subpar apartments

About time. Best thing Rutledge has done in all her time as AG.

August 5, 2019 at 4:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Suspect in death of former Arkansas senator removed security cameras from home, affidavit states

Doesn't the prosecutors public comment violate the gag order?

July 30, 2019 at 11:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Arkansas lawmaker reaches deal in tax case, is ordered to pay at least $74,789

He needs his legislative salary to pay the back taxes. SO in reality the taxpayers are paying the taxpayers back. Incredulous. Wonder if he'll recuse on voting from any issues related to probation and parole. Maybe he could hold up legislation, like another recently convicted state senator did, for say the Arkansas Community Corrections budget to get better conditions of supervision. Wonder how many lunches he'll have with Kevin Murphy during the legislative session? Nothing surprises me anymore. But wait, can he still vote since he is on probation and has fines to pay? I understand this is a deferred agreement but he is still on felony probation. Hey Matt Shepherd why don't you get AG Rutledge to opine on that? As for McQuary comparing this to Bobby McAlister, McAlister is no longer a judge. They could have called for his resignation as part of the plea deal. Things that make you go hmmmmmm...

July 30, 2019 at 11:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Aspects of probe into ex-officer's conduct were 'rushed or not completed' due to pressure from Little Rock mayor's office, assistant chief says

Tom Carpenter should have made this decision to begin with...better late than never.

July 25, 2019 at 4:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Little Rock panel's new ban on recording hearings runs counter to AG opinions

Sources say that the threat of KATV and THV11 suing the city under the AR FOIA caused the city to rescind their ban on videoing and broadcasting Civil Service Commission hearings. Let's hear what the Commissioners have to say now, I expect they're going to be on TV and blogs tomorrow. Someone needs to interview them now, that they been called to task for their asinine decision in the first place. Arkansas law requires civil service commissioners to be "upright and intelligent" - a trait lacking our current ones - the Board of Directors can remove them with 2/3 vote - WE NEED A VOTE!

July 25, 2019 at 4:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Little Rock panel's new ban on recording hearings runs counter to AG opinions

Let the FOIA lawsuits begin. Maybe the Commission will not want a FOIA lawsuit hearing in circuit court recorded. They might pass a rule about that. Seems the Civil Service Commission is getting to big for their britches. The assistant city attorneys opinion is specious. They are not quasi-judicial. If it’s about hiring and firing then call an executive session and exclude everyone... oh wait they can’t because it’s not. Maybe the city attorney is unfamiliar with the Arkansas Supreme Court’s ruling in Arkansas Gazette Co. v. Pickens, 258 Ark. 69. It is clear the civil service commission is a public body not a quasi-court and subject to FOIA. Maybe the commission needs to be renamed City of Little Rock Star Chamber.

July 25, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Use of devices in hearings on radar of panel

Another blow to open government in Little Rock. The city should record and broadcast all of these hearings as a matter of policy. What do they have to hide?

June 26, 2019 at 7:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Arkansas House rejects bills to amend new wage law

Maybe she needs to talk to Linda Collins-Smith about making voters unhappy. Just because she's a Republican doesn't mean she's unbeatable. Maybe the next election she'll face an "unintended consequence" of being voted out of office. Seems she thinks she knows what's best for the voters of Arkansas. Maybe she should run for dictator.

April 2, 2019 at 11:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )