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A Wet State of Mind (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/14/2014 12:00 am

I used to think I was just so darn clever, but that was before I saw Little Rock attorney David Couch in action. He did the math and realized that it would be easier and cheaper to collect the 78,000 signatures needed to get an amendment making Arkansas counties wet to the state Constitution on the November general election ballot — just 10 percent of voters in the last gubernatorial election — than to collect 38 percent of registered voter signatures in one county after another.

Abortion Ban Appeal Puts New Focus on Social Issues (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/13/2014 07:28 am

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's decision to appeal a ruling striking down Arkansas' 12-week abortion ban could inject a new focus on abortion and other social issues into dozens of statewide and legislative races.

Arkansas Election Board Approves Absentee Ballot Rules

by Associated Press 4/9/2014 02:51 pm

Arkansas' board of election commissioners has approved a set of proposed, permanent rules for absentee ballots.

Dustin McDaniel Asks Supreme Court to Reconsider Risperdal Ruling

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/8/2014 08:24 am

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to reconsider its decision tossing out a $1.2 billion judgment against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson, saying justices did "significant harm" to the state and broke from 170 years of precedent.

One Year After Spill, Clinton School Panel Discusses Lessons From ExxonMobil's Pipe Break in Mayflower

by Christina Huynh, The Associated Press 4/1/2014 07:26 am

A year after a major oil spill in a small Arkansas town, a congressman says that while communities believe they are ready for a disaster, there is always something else to do to prepare.

Dustin McDaniel Declines to Join Egg Lawsuit

by Associated Press 3/25/2014 01:48 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says it's not appropriate for the state to join a Missouri lawsuit that challenges California restrictions on egg production, but he supports the border state's efforts.

Andrea Davis' Law License Suspended

by Mark Friedman 2/21/2014 03:54 pm

The Hot Springs attorney who was involved in an "inappropriate" relationship with Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel in 2012 has had her law license suspended.

Judge Orders Company to Pay APERS $16.5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2014 02:05 pm

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox rules that National Timber Partners LLC of Williamstown, Mass., breached its contract with the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System and ordered the company to pay APERS $16.5 million.

Is LRSD Gambling with Funding? (AP Analysis)

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 11/18/2013 08:41 am

If Dustin McDaniel is right, the Little Rock School District could be taking a big gamble by withholding its approval of a deal that would end years of extra state payments to boost desegregation. If he is wrong, the district's gamble could be worth it.

Little Rock Schools Offer to Phase Out Desegregation Money

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/16/2013 07:14 am

A proposal by the Little Rock School District to phase out desegregation payments it receives from Arkansas is a "non-starter," Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Tuesday, because it attaches too many conditions.

Dustin McDaniel Files Lawsuit Against Online Payday Lenders

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2013 02:15 pm

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel files a lawsuit against three companies and two people he accuses of offering illegal payday loans to Arkansans while claiming to be affiliated with a Native American tribe.

Video: Bret Bielema's $3M Contract, Dustin McDaniel, Jeff Gardner, Obamacare & More in Your 'Week in Review'

by Lance Turner 9/21/2013 10:50 am

Bret Bielema, Oaklawn expansion, Dustin McDaniel's new business, Jeff Gardner goes to Washington, and Obamacare comes to Arkansas. All in this week's "Arkansas Business THV 11 News Week in Review."

Dustin, Bobbi McDaniel Buy Argenta Limo

by Gwen Moritz 9/17/2013 09:40 am

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel and his wife, Bobbi, have purchased a Little Rock limousine service, McDaniel told Arkansas Business.

Dustin McDaniel: School Must Name Teachers in Gun Program

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/6/2013 07:36 am

An Arkansas school district that trained more than 20 teachers and staff to carry concealed handguns on campus through a program that faces questions over its legality was wrong to make secret the names of the employees, the state's top attorney said Monday.

Arkansas Attorney General: Schools Can't Arm Teachers, Staff

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/1/2013 03:45 pm

Arkansas' attorney general says school districts can't use a state law to employ teachers and staff as licensed, armed security guards on campus.

Dustin McDaniel: Options 'Limited' for Future of Arkansas Death Penalty

by Jeannie Nuss, The Associated Press 7/25/2013 07:13 am

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel met with state legislators on Wednesday to discuss what he says is a broken death penalty system, but stopped short of advocating a way to change the fact that Arkansas hasn't executed an inmate since 2005.

Arkansas Attorney General Says No to 2016 Gay Marriage Plan Language

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 7/24/2013 07:25 am

Arkansas' attorney general said Tuesday that a proposed petition that would put a gay-marriage ballot question before voters in 2016 was ambiguous in a number of places and would need to be reworked before its backers can collect signatures.

Few Options Left on Arkansas Death Penalty (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/22/2013 07:20 am

With a declaration that Arkansas' death penalty system is broken, the state's top attorney is trying to start a difficult conversation on what options the state has left after lawsuits and a drug shortage have effectively halted executions for the past eight years.

Dustin McDaniel: Execution System Is Broken

by Jeannie Nuss, The Associated Press 7/10/2013 11:06 am

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says the current death penalty system is broken. Speaking to the Arkansas Sheriff's Association in Fort Smith on Wednesday, McDaniel pointed to legal challenges and a shortage of drugs used in executions as problems with the death penalty and said it is time to discuss the punishment's future.

Dustin McDaniel: New Gun Law Doesn't Allow Open Carry

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/9/2013 07:15 am

A state law that takes effect next month doesn't legalize the open carry of handguns despite the insistence of some gun rights advocates, Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says in an advisory opinion to legislators.