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Lee Rudofsky Hired as State’s Solicitor General

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/30/2015 2:33 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Thursday announced the hiring of Lee Rudofsky as the state’s solicitor general.

Leslie Rutledge Announces Settlement in Telephone Scam Case

by Associated Press 7/29/2015 6:48 am

Arkansas attorney general says a New Jersey marketing company has been ordered to pay $190,000 in civil penalties for violations of the state's consumer protection laws.

Rhonda Wood: Court Voted on Narrow Part of Gay Marriage Case

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/23/2015 3:21 pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court voted on a narrow part of the state's case over gay marriage last month but only planned on issuing that decision if the nation's highest court didn't legalize same-sex marriage, a justice said Thursday.

Arkansas Attorney General Rejects 3 Proposed Amendments

by Associated Press 7/20/2015 3:20 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected three proposals to amend the state constitution, including two to legalize marijuana.

Cities Keep Anti-Discrimination Measures Despite New Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/20/2015 7:05 am

Most Arkansas municipalities that have adopted broader anti-discrimination protections for gays and lesbians say they'll keep enforcing the measures despite a new law taking effect this week intended to prohibit such ordinances.

David Couch Ready To Deal Attorney General New Marijuana Initiative

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

David Couch, the Little Rock attorney who got approval to collect signatures for two ballot items concerning alcohol laws, says he’s about to pop the cork on something even bigger.

Medicaid Fraud Leads To $33.6M Lawsuit Against LR Care Center

by Mark Friedman 7/13/2015 12:00 am

The alleged Medicaid fraud at Step-by-Step Senior Care Inc. of Little Rock was so widespread that the company billed for services that a fictitious employee didn’t provide.

Marriage Ruling Opens Fight Within Arkansas GOP (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/12/2015 1:28 pm

A social conservative who once called for banning gay couples from becoming foster parents, Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson was an unlikely foil for members of his own party outraged at the U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down same-sex marriage bans nationwide.

Leslie Rutledge Launches Metal Theft Initiative

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 7/10/2015 7:33 am

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge launched an initiative Thursday to deter Arkansas' persistent problem of metal theft through increased training and tracking.

Arkansas Settles with USA Publishing

by Associated Press 7/8/2015 6:52 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says she's reached a settlement with Conway-based USA Publishing over allegations of deceptive practices.

Leslie Rutledge Urges Data Breach Law Enforcement

by Associated Press 7/8/2015 6:49 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has added her name to a letter signed by 47 state attorneys general urging Congress to ensure that any future federal data breach notification or data security law provides consumers with the best protection.

Leslie Rutledge Reorganizes Civil Department

by Alexis Hosticka 7/2/2015 9:41 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Wednesday that she has reorganized her office's civil department, breaking out that department's state agencies division as its own unit.

Arkansas, Others Sue Over Rule Giving Feds Authority on State Water

by Associated Press 6/29/2015 2:25 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has joined several states in a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Arkansas Republicans Shift from Marriage Fight (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/29/2015 7:18 am

In Arkansas, the GOP backlash against same-sex marriage included a governor who accused justices of disregarding Arkansans' beliefs and a conservative activist calling the decision "illegitimate." But it didn't include a call for the state to defy the nation's highest court.

Arkansas Seeks Rehearing in 12-Week Abortion Ban Case

by Associated Press 6/11/2015 6:56 am

The Arkansas Attorney General's Office requested a rehearing Wednesday before the U.S. appeals court that agreed last month with a lower court that a state law unconstitutionally burdens women by banning abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat.

Judge: Arkansas Must Recognize Last Year's Same-Sex Marriages

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/9/2015 4:14 pm

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen has ordered Arkansas officials to recognize over 500 same-sex marriages performed in the state last year, a move that will let the couples enjoy benefits such as filing taxes jointly. Republican Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, who has vowed to defend the state's gay marriage ban, did not say whether she would seek a stay of the ruling.

Arkansas AG Rejects Language for Campaign Finance Issue

by Associated Press 5/27/2015 7:00 am

Arkansas' attorney general has rejected language for a proposed initiated act on campaign financing that would go before voters next year.

Bid to Repeal Arkansas Anti-Discrimination Limits Advances

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/24/2015 7:44 am

An effort to repeal a new Arkansas law preventing local governments from extending anti-discrimination protections to gays and lesbians moved closer toward appearing on next year's ballot Thursday.

Little Rock Approves Anti-Discrimination Protections

by Associated Press 4/22/2015 6:54 am

Little Rock officials voted Tuesday to prohibit the city and companies contracting with it from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity, challenging a new Arkansas law criticized as anti-gay.

Leslie Rutledge Turns Down Washington County Bridge Investigation

by Associated Press 4/20/2015 11:26 am

The Arkansas attorney general's office has referred a request to investigate the construction of two Washington County bridges to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.