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Federal Judge Again Blocks Arkansas Medication Abortion Law

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 6/19/2018 6:50 am

A federal judge on Monday again blocked Arkansas from enforcing a law that critics say makes the state the first in the nation to effectively ban abortion pills.

Political Opponents Seeking Fairness in Initiative Process

by Marty Cook 6/11/2018 12:00 am

David Couch is a self-proclaimed liberal lawyer and Jerry Cox is the head of the conservative Family Council in Little Rock. They rarely agree on anything, but they do agree on citizen-led ballot proposals.

Marijuana Company Accused of Offering Commissioner A Bribe

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/7/2018 3:41 pm

The Arkansas attorney general's office says a member of the commission that awards licenses to grow medical marijuana has accused an unsuccessful applicant of trying to bribe him.

Justices Allow Arkansas to Enforce Abortion Restrictions

by Associated Press 5/29/2018 10:45 am

The Supreme Court is allowing Arkansas to put in effect restrictions on how abortion pills are administered. Critics of a challenged state law say it could effectively end medication abortions in the state.

After Court's Order, Leslie Rutledge Approves Wording for Ballot Measures

by Associated Press 5/24/2018 6:43 am

Arkansas' attorney general has approved the wording for ballot measures that would raise the minimum wage, legalize casinos and change the redistricting process. That's after the state Supreme Court ordered her to certify the wage-hike proposal.

Group That Wants to Change Immunity Law Sues Arkansas AG

by Associated Press 5/3/2018 7:31 am

A group that wants voters to consider whether legislators may allow lawsuits against the state has filed a lawsuit claiming Arkansas' attorney general is improperly blocking the way issues are placed on ballots.

Arkansas Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Approve Casino Measure Wording

by Associated Press 4/24/2018 7:00 am

Arkansas' highest court rejected an effort Monday to force the state's attorney general to approve the wording of a ballot measure that would legalize casinos in four counties.

Leslie Rutledge Appeals Judges' Rulings on Dicamba Ban

by Associated Press 4/19/2018 11:15 am

Arkansas' attorney general is appealing two judges' rulings exempting some farmers from the ban of an herbicide that took effect this week.

Rejected 4 Times, Group Asks State Supreme Court to OK Casino Ballot Title

by Associated Press 4/18/2018 6:45 am

A group seeking a public vote on expanded gambling in Arkansas is asking the state Supreme Court to force Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to approve and certify the ballot title.

Arkansas Court Won't Pull Prosecutor From Opioid Lawsuit

by Associated Press 4/6/2018 2:28 pm

Arkansas' highest court has rejected the attorney general's effort to force a prosecutor to withdraw from a lawsuit filed by a coalition of local governments against opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Arkansas Sues Drugmakers It Blames for Deadly Opioid Crisis

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 3/30/2018 7:38 am

Arkansas officials filed a lawsuit against three drug manufacturers Thursday, claiming overzealous and deceptive marketing contributed to an increase in opioid abuse that fueled a spike in overdose deaths.

Attorney General Appeals Marijuana Case to Arkansas Supreme Court

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2018 2:06 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has appealed to the state Supreme Court a Pulaski County Circuit Court order that stopped the rollout of medical marijuana.

With Solar Power Ruling Near, Law's Sponsor Backs Utilities

by Kyle Massey 3/20/2018 9:17 am

As regulators weigh arguments on how utility customers should pay for self-generated electricity, the lawmaker who helped initiate the process clarifies which side he's on: the utilities.

Former Consumer Product Regulator Launches Arkansas AG Bid

by Associated Press 2/28/2018 3:50 pm

A former federal consumer product regulator has dropped his bid for the Arkansas Legislature and is now trying to unseat the state's Republican attorney general.

Leslie Rutledge Names Nicole Waugh as AG Communications Director (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Nicole Waugh was named communications director for the office of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge in Little Rock.

Youth Services Bankruptcy Unveils Theft Case, FBI Probe

by Mark Friedman 2/12/2018 12:00 am

The FBI and Arkansas’ attorney general are investigating the defunct South Arkansas Youth Services Inc. of Magnolia, according to the nonprofit’s recent bankruptcy filing.

Arkansas Governor Reports Nearly $65,000 in Trips Accepted

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/1/2018 7:34 am

Arkansas' governor reported Wednesday that he and his wife accepted nearly $65,000 in trips from groups last year, with more than half coming from a nonprofit foundation that paid for three international trade missions.

Arkansas Attorney General Rejects Wording of Casino Ballot Measure

by Associated Press 1/25/2018 5:42 pm

Arkansas' attorney general has rejected the wording of a proposed ballot measure that would allow up to three casinos in the state to raise money for highways.

Arkansas Enlists 5 Firms to Help Probe Opioid Abuse in State

by Associated Press 1/25/2018 7:14 am

Arkansas' attorney general said Wednesday that her office has retained five law firms to help investigate drug companies and prepare for potential legal action over their role in the state's opioid abuse problem.

Arkansas Abortion Facilities Threatened With Suspension

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/14/2017 11:19 am

Two Arkansas abortion facilities were threatened with suspension — one for not listing the Red Cross on its emergency number list and another for using cloth booties on an exam table — under a new law that the abortion providers are challenging in federal court, according to documents released Wednesday.