Tagged: mark darr

32 Apply for UA Lobbyist Position, Including Mark Darr

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 2/26/2014 08:19 am

More than 30 people have applied for a position as a lobbyist for the University of Arkansas, a job designed to influence policy to benefit the school's flagship campus in Fayetteville.

Mark Darr Behind on Benton County Property Taxes

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/17/2014 12:00 am

A missed first payment on an $11,000 fine to the Arkansas Ethics Commission isn't the only financial delinquency on the doorstep of former Lt. Gov. Mark Darr.

Tim Griffin A Weapon For GOP, Target for Democrats (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/16/2014 12:59 pm

By seeking the lieutenant governor's office, U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin represents a formidable weapon for fellow Republicans in their quest to take over the state's top elected spots in November. But the two-term congressman also represents an easy target for Democrats as they try to prevent that sweep.

Larry Teague Warns Private Option at Risk

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/12/2014 10:20 am

A state Senate leader warned colleagues on Tuesday that Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion was at risk, as lawmakers tried to map out a timeline for deciding the future of the health care program.

Attracting the ‘Right People' (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/10/2014 12:00 am

It's time to reconsider legislative compensation in Arkansas. We don't know the perfect formula, but it needs to reward part-time work well enough that the right people can afford to do it.

Lawmakers Back Keeping Arkansas Lieutenant Governor's Office Open

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/13/2014 01:53 pm

With Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr stepping down next month over ethics violations, legislative leaders say there's growing support to change the law to keep his office vacant and avoid a special election to fill the post for just a few months.

Mark Darr's Stance Invited Ouster Effort (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/12/2014 07:35 am

Mark Darr's stake in the ground turned out to be the nail in his political coffin. Darr's decision to step down as lieutenant governor came three days after the Republican official vowed he wasn't going anywhere. Rather than rallying support, Darr's bold stand only seemed to invite an ouster attempt.

Video: Talking Mark Darr, the UA, the Economy and More on 'Arkansas Week'

by Lance Turner 1/11/2014 08:22 am

On this week's "Arkansas Week," Michael Hibblen, Hoyt Purvis and I talk about the week in Mark Darr, which ended last night with his planned resignation on Feb. 1.

Mark Darr to Resign; Says He'll Leave Office Feb. 1

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/10/2014 10:40 pm

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr says he will leave office Feb. 1, giving in to pressure from Democrats and fellow Republicans who said his impeachment was inevitable over ethics violations tied to his campaign and office spending.

Arkansas GOP Worries About Impact of Darr Impeachment

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/10/2014 07:46 am

With pressure mounting for Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr to resign or be removed from office over ethics violations, fellow Republicans are wrestling with the political consequences of a prolonged impeachment fight during an election year.

Unknowns Abound in How to Impeach Mark Darr

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/9/2014 09:20 am

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr's impeachment over an ethics scandal may be "inevitable" unless he resigns, in the words of a fellow Republican. But before legislators could impeach Darr, they'd have to write the rules for the process, which Arkansas hasn't used in more than 140 years.

Westerman Says Impeachment 'Inevitable,' Darr Sees Political Motives

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/8/2014 09:19 am

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr shows no signs of relenting in his fight to stay in office, a day after a key member of his party said the Republican's impeachment was "inevitable" over ethics violations tied to his office and campaign spending.

Mark Darr's Ethics Woes Show Office's Flaws (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/6/2014 07:20 am

There's a simple truth about the lieutenant governor's office that helped get Mark Darr elected to the position more than three years ago. It's the same truth that could spell the Republican's doom as he grapples with a growing call to resign over his ethics woes.

Weighed And Found Wanting (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/6/2014 12:00 am

I first introduced the Moritz Scale of Political Bad Behavior in 2009 as a handy way to bring some kind of context to political faux pas, which all start to assume cataclysmic proportions — especially on cable TV news and most especially in the news slump that surrounds the holidays. The color-coded scale was modeled after the Homeland Security Advisory System, which was subsequently discontinued, but I still like it.

Goose, Gander (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/6/2014 12:00 am

Having been fined $11,000 by the Arkansas Ethics Commission for violating 11 state campaign and ethics provisions, Lt. Gov. Mark Darr clings stubbornly to his pretty good gig despite the calls to resign from even a fair number of Republicans, including all five GOP members of the state's congressional delegation.

Ethics Case Threatens Mark Darr's Future (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/23/2013 07:41 am

A political newcomer who rode to office on an anti-Obama tidal wave three years ago, Lt. Gov. Mark Darr once seemed like the new face of a Republican Party that was growing in Arkansas.

Update: Mark Darr Appears Before Ethics Commission

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 12/18/2013 03:53 pm

Lt. Gov. Mark Darr went before the Arkansas Ethics Commission on Wednesday to face allegations from the group that he improperly spent about $44,000 from his campaign and office accounts.

Arkansas GOP Official Sues Mike Beebe Over Public Records

by Jeannie Nuss, The Associated Press 12/2/2013 02:50 pm

Megan Tollett, the executive director of the Republican Party of Arkansas, is suing Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe over a public records request.

Blogger Matt Campbell Sues Mark Darr Over Personal Cell Phone Number

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/28/2013 02:08 pm

A lawyer and blogger is suing Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr for withholding his personal cell phone number from an open records request.

Arkansas GOP Grapples with Health Law Fight (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/18/2013 03:04 pm

Lt. Gov. Mark Darr and state House Majority Leader Bruce Westerman won office both vowing to kill the president's signature health care law. Now the two rivals are clashing over who hates the health overhaul more.