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Appearances Matter II (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Michael Lamoureux, the former state senator who is now Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s chief of staff, has some explaining to do.

Michael Lamoureux Defends $120K from Lobbyist-Funded Group

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 10/23/2015 7:38 am

The former president of the Arkansas Senate broke his silence Thursday about receiving $120,000 in consulting fees from a group largely funded by lobbyists and their clients while he led the Senate.

Ex-Arkansas Senate Leader Michael Lamoureux Got $120K from Group

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 10/21/2015 4:30 pm

While leading the Arkansas Senate, former Sen. Michael Lamoureux received $120,000 in consulting fees from a political nonprofit that was largely funded by some of the state's top lobbying firms and their clients.

Michael Morton Has Been Giving to Schools for Years

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Morton, who has been in the nursing home industry for more than 40 years and has 27 nursing homes in Arkansas, said education has always been a passion.

Nursing Home Magnate Michael Morton Considered a Top Political Donor

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Nursing home magnate Michael Morton has long been considered a go-to guy for those looking to raise political campaign money in Arkansas.

Nursing Home King Michael Morton Expanding His Empire

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Even though Michael Morton has been hit by shrapnel from former Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio’s bribery scandal, the Fort Smith nursing home magnate is pushing forward with plans to expand his empire.

Former Judge Mike Maggio Pleads Guilty to Bribery

by Gwen Moritz 1/9/2015 12:48 pm

Michael A. Maggio, the former Faulkner County Circuit Judge, waived indictment Friday and pleaded guilty to a federal charge of accepting a bribe in exchange for reducing a nursing home negligence verdict. Maggio admitted that he was "improperly influenced" to reduce a $5.2 million verdict against a business after receiving campaign donations from the business' owner.

Some Are More Equal Than Others (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/15/2014 12:00 am

In at least three cases, politically well-connected Faulkner County couples were able to keep their divorce filings from public release. The divorce files of disgraced former Circuit Judge Mike Maggio, former state Sen. Gilbert Baker and Conway Deputy City Attorney Chuck Clawson were sealed in such a way that the very existence of the petitions were kept secret from public for reasons that no one seemed willing to explain.

Gilbert Baker Is Back at UCA And Will Teach Music

by Associated Press 4/8/2014 7:37 am

Former state Sen. Gilbert Baker has returned to the University of Central Arkansas campus as a faculty member in the Department of Music.

About That Cooling-Off Period (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/7/2014 12:00 am

Current law requires Arkansas lawmakers to wait just one year before they seek to take advantage of any clout amassed by hiring on to jobs as lobbyists that pay much more money than most of them have ever before seen.

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.

Gilbert Baker Joins UCA As Executive Assistant to the President

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2012 3:58 pm

Outgoing State Sen. Gilbert Baker, R-Conway, has been hired at the University of Central Arkansas. He'll be executive assistant to university President Tom Courtway and draw a $132,000 salary.