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Arkansas Panel Blocks Plan to Arm Teachers, Staff

by Associated Press 8/14/2013 11:52 am

A regulatory panel has blocked Arkansas schools from using a little known law to arm teachers and staff as volunteer security guards.

Dustin McDaniel: School Must Name Teachers in Gun Program

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/6/2013 7:36 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.

Clarksville Superintendent: AG Ruling on Guns 'Failed Policy'

by Associated Press 8/2/2013 3:39 pm

The superintendent of an Arkansas school district that wanted to let teachers and janitors carry 9mm handguns on campus says the district will find other ways to protect its 2,500 students.

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

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/1/2013 3:45 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.

Settlement to Return $167k to Arkansas Health Care

by Associated Press 7/30/2013 3:49 pm

A pharmaceutical company that has agreed to pay almost $491 million to settle allegations it illegally marketed an organ transplant drug will return more than $27 million to state health care programs, including nearly $167,000 to Arkansas.

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

by Jeannie Nuss, The Associated Press 7/25/2013 7:13 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 7:25 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 7:20 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.

Arkansas Attorney General Rejects Wording of Abortion Amendment

by Associated Press 7/17/2013 7:19 am

Arkansas' attorney general has rejected the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment that would declare that life begins at conception.

Arkansas Attorney General Rejects Wording of Gay Marriage Repeal

by Associated Press 7/12/2013 4:32 pm

Arkansas' attorney general has rejected the wording of a proposal to repeal the state constitution's ban on gay marriage.

Dustin McDaniel: State's Death Penalty System Broken

by Associated Press 7/10/2013 4:45 pm

The state hasn't executed an inmate since 2005. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said he doesn't expect that to change anytime soon as Arkansas grapples with legal challenges and a shortage of drugs used in lethal injections.

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.

Arkansas Group Submits Gay Marriage Proposal for 2016 Ballot

by Associated Press 7/9/2013 3:21 pm

A group has asked Arkansas' attorney general to approve the wording of a measure legalizing gay marriage for the 2016 ballot.

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

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

Arkansas Attorney General Rejects Proposed Marijuana Ballot Title

by Associated Press 7/2/2013 11:13 am

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected a proposal to ask voters to end a prohibition on marijuana. McDaniel rejected the proposal this week, saying it contains ambiguities.

Dustin McDaniel Seeks to Uphold Verdict in Johnson & Johnson Case

by Associated Press 6/18/2013 3:18 pm

Arkansas' attorney general filed a brief Tuesday backed by his counterparts in 35 other states asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to uphold a $1.2 billion fine levied against Johnson & Johnson and a subsidiary over the marketing of the antipsychotics drug Risperdal.

State, Feds Seek Civil Penalties from ExxonMobil Over Mayflower Oil Spill

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 6/13/2013 3:20 pm

State and federal authorities want a judge to find ExxonMobil broke the law when a pipeline failed at Mayflower and spilled an estimated 150,000 gallons of crude oil in a neighborhood and adjacent waterway, authorities announced Thursday.

Arkansas Attorney General OKs Wording of Medicaid Ballot Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/12/2013 7:28 am

The attorney general's office on Tuesday approved the wording of a ballot measure aimed at repealing a plan Arkansas lawmakers approved this year to use federal Medicaid money to purchase private insurance for thousands of low-income workers.

Democrats, Republicans Say Martha Shoffner Should Resign

by Associated Press 5/20/2013 11:46 am

Arkansas' attorney general and the head of the state Republican Party say Treasurer Martha Shoffner should resign after she allegedly took cash payments from a broker who invested state money.

Arkansas to Get $5.2M in Settlement with Indian Drug Maker

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2013 1:43 pm

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says Arkansas is part of a group that reached a settlement with generic medications manufacturer Ranbaxy of India over allegations that the company introduced adulterated drugs into the U.S. market.