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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.

FOI Request for Solicitor General Applications Turned Down by AG

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2015 12:00 am

If you were wondering who’s in the running to be the new solicitor general at the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office, so were we.

Leslie Rutledge: Current Court Should Hear Marriage Case

by Associated Press 4/13/2015 1:20 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says whether gay marriage is legal in the state should be decided by the current state Supreme Court, not the justices who heard oral arguments in the case last year.

Leslie Rutledge Announces Recipients of $21.5M Settlement with S&P

by Associated Press 4/10/2015 12:59 pm

The Arkansas attorney general says the $21.5 million settlement from Standard & Poor's Financial Services will be spent largely on public safety expenses.

Bid to Repeal Limits on Local Discrimination Laws Rejected

by Associated Press 4/9/2015 7:02 am

Arkansas' attorney general on Wednesday rejected the wording of a proposed ballot measure aimed at repealing a new state law prohibiting local governments from expanding anti-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

Asa Hutchinson Signs Lethal Injection Measure; Lawsuit Filed

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/7/2015 6:51 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday approved legislation aimed at restarting executions after a decade-long lull, prompting several death row inmates to ask a court to strike the measure down.

State Treasurer Dennis Milligan Pays $1,000 Fine for Hiring Relative

by Associated Press 3/13/2015 10:50 am

Arkansas Treasurer Dennis Milligan has agreed to pay a $1,000 fine for hiring his cousin to work in the treasurer's office and is reimbursing the state nearly $7,000 in salary his cousin was paid.

Arkansas Granted Right to Intervene in EPA Lawsuit

by Associated Press 3/10/2015 7:30 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is allowing the state to join a lawsuit challenging a federal proposal aimed at cutting pollution from power plants.

Arkansas AG Opposes Effort to Lift Stay in Gay Marriage Case

by Associated Press 3/3/2015 6:54 am

The Arkansas attorney general's office on Monday asked a federal judge who struck down the state's gay marriage ban as unconstitutional to not allow same-sex couples to wed while the ruling is being appealed.

Leslie Rutledge Applauds Ruling That Blocks Obama's Actions On Immigration

by Associated Press 2/17/2015 3:56 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is praising a ruling by a Texas judge that temporarily blocks President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.

Arkansas Same-Sex Couples Sue State for Recognition

by Associated Press 2/16/2015 7:00 am

An attorney representing same-sex couples in Arkansas wants the state to recognize her clients' marriages while appeals are pending before state and federal courts.

Leslie Rutledge Names Sarah Tacker to AG's Public Protection Post

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/10/2015 1:35 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced Tuesday the hiring of Sarah Page Tacker of Conway as deputy attorney general for public protection.

Arkansas Gets $21.5M in Settlement With Standard & Poor's

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2015 10:36 am

The Arkansas attorney general's office said Tuesday that Arkansas will share in a multimillion-dollar settlement that the federal government and 18 other states reached with Standard & Poor’s Financial Services.

Arkansas Pays Overdue Docketing Fee in Gay Marriage Case

by Associated Press 1/27/2015 10:14 am

A federal appeals court says it has received payment from the Arkansas Attorney General's Office one day after it threatened to dismiss the state's attempt to restore a gay marriage ban because of an outstanding $505 docketing fee.

Ethics Panel Dismisses Complaint Against Leslie Rutledge

by Associated Press 1/23/2015 3:58 pm

The Arkansas Ethics Commission has dismissed a complaint against Attorney General Leslie Rutledge that accused her violating state law by appearing in an outside group's campaign ad last year.

Leslie Rutledge Asks for New Arguments in Gay Marriage Case

by Associated Press 1/23/2015 3:22 pm

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to hold new oral arguments in the lawsuit challenging the state's gay marriage ban.

Chief Justice Inaugurates 6 Arkansas Constitutional Officers

by Associated Press 1/13/2015 11:07 am

In ceremonies in the Arkansas House chamber Tuesday morning, a clerk read last November's election results before Arkansas' Chief Justice Jim Hannah swore in Lieutenant governor Tim Griffin and four others. Justice Jo Hart swore in Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.

Dustin McDaniel Urges $97K Raise for Successor

by Associated Press 1/12/2015 2:57 pm

The outgoing Democratic attorney general of Arkansas is urging a panel reviewing elected officials' salaries to more than double his Republican successor's pay.

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