Tagged: arkansas ethics commission

Motivating Factors (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/21/2014 12:00 am

My high school journalism teacher taught me about five Ws and an H — who, what, when, where, why and how. Approximately 1,000 years later, I’ve concluded that that fifth W is the most problematic.

Gilbert Baker Resigns From UCA Post

by Lee Hogan 4/2/2014 10:28 am

Former state legislator Gilbert Baker resigned Wednesday, effective immediately, from his position at the University of Central Arkansas. The university released a one-line statement announcing Baker's resignation.

Sybil Jordan Hampton Gets Spot on Arkansas Ethics Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2014 3:40 pm

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has appointed Sybil Jordan Hampton of Little Rock to the Arkansas Ethics Commission.

Goose, Gander (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/6/2014 12:00 am

Having been fined $11,000 by the Arkansas Ethics Commission for violating 11 state campaign and ethics provisions, Lt. Gov. Mark Darr clings stubbornly to his pretty good gig despite the calls to resign from even a fair number of Republicans, including all five GOP members of the state’s congressional delegation.

Update: Mark Darr Appears Before Ethics Commission

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 12/18/2013 3:53 pm

Lt. Gov. Mark Darr went before the Arkansas Ethics Commission on Wednesday to face allegations from the group that he improperly spent about $44,000 from his campaign and office accounts.

State Securities Regulator Heath Abshure Disputes Ethics Complaint by Stephens Inc.

by Gwen Moritz 12/2/2013 12:00 am

Stephens Inc. of Little Rock has accused Arkansas Securities Commissioner Heath Abshure of illegally steering more than $170,000 to his “favorite charities” and of retaliating when Stephens refused to make such a donation while negotiating a recent settlement.

Update: Report Details Spending by Paul Bookout

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/18/2013 3:02 pm

Documents released by the Arkansas Ethics Commission show that a former state lawmaker who resigned over violations could only identify less than a quarter of the $63,000 his campaign spent as legitimately related to his re-election bid.

Letter: Arkansas Ethics Panel Investigating Mark Darr

by Associated Press 9/9/2013 10:22 am

The Arkansas Ethics Commission says it's looking into a complaint that Lt. Gov. Mark Darr spent hundreds of dollars from his campaign at restaurants, gas stations and retail stores and illegally classified them as fundraising expenses.

Texarkana Re-Hires Harold Boldt As City Manager

by Associated Press 9/6/2013 7:52 am

The new city manager in Texarkana, Ark., is the old city manager. Council members voted Thursday night to rehire Harold Boldt two months after approving a $162,000 severance package.

Mark Darr Reports Campaign Errors to Ethics Panel

by Associated Press 8/24/2013 11:51 am

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr filed an ethics complaint against himself on Friday over hundreds of dollars his campaign spent at gas stations and restaurants shortly after he took office that were classified as fundraising expenses. Meanwhile, the lawyer who first questioned the spending said he's also filed a complaint with the panel over the reports.

After Ethics Fine, Paul Bookout Resigns From Arkansas Senate

by Associated Press 8/21/2013 7:19 am

Paul Bookout, a Democratic state senator from northeast Arkansas, resigned after an ethics panel said he spent thousands of dollars from his re-election campaign on personal items such as women's clothing and home theater equipment. "It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of the state of Arkansas," Bookout, who's been in the Senate since 2006, wrote.

Scott Ellington Calls for Special Prosecutor in Paul Bookout Case

by Associated Press 8/19/2013 5:10 pm

A prosecutor in northeast Arkansas is calling for a special prosecutor to review an ethics panel's findings about a Democratic state senator.

Arkansas Ethics Panel Fines Sen. Paul Bookout $8K for Violations

by Associated Press 8/16/2013 11:38 am

The Arkansas Ethics Commission has fined a former president of the state Senate $8,000 and found that he violated four campaign laws.