Tagged: mark darr

AG's Office: Mark Darr Has Repaid Arkansas Nearly $11K

by Associated Press 9/4/2014 2:55 pm

Former Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr has repaid the state nearly $11,000 he owes for improper reimbursements he received before stepping down earlier this year.

Senators Eye Plan to Abolish Lt. Governor's Office

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/14/2014 4:01 pm

Two Arkansas lawmakers are proposing to abolish the lieutenant governor's office, calling the state's No. 2 constitutional office an outdated post.

Arkansas House Committee Approves Bill to Keep Lieutenant Governor Office Vacant

by Associated Press 2/26/2014 11:06 am

An Arkansas House committee has approved a Senate bill aimed at keeping the lieutenant governor's office open until November after the last officeholder resigned over ethics violations.

32 Apply for UA Lobbyist Position, Including Mark Darr

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 2/26/2014 8:19 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.

Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Staff to Resign in June

by Associated Press 2/24/2014 4:46 pm

Arkansas Senate President Michael Lamoureux says the four staff members in the lieutenant governor's office will resign in June after the position was left vacant following the resignation of former Lt. Gov. Mark Darr.

Arkansas Senate OKs Bill Keeping Lieutenant Governor's Post Vacant

by Associated Press 2/20/2014 11:16 am

The Arkansas Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would avoid a special election this year for the lieutenant governor's position left open by the resignation of Mark Darr.

Bill to Keep Arkansas Lieutenant Governor's Office Vacant Advances

by Associated Press 2/19/2014 11:38 am

Arkansas senators have cleared a path for a vote on a bill aimed at keeping the lieutenant governor's office vacant until the November general election.

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.

Mark Darr Makes Resignation Official in Letter to State

by Associated Press 2/1/2014 8:34 am

Three weeks after saying he'd step down over ethics violations, Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr has made his resignation official.

Ethics Report: Mark Darr Cited 'Carelessness' on Spending

by Associated Press 1/30/2014 2:41 pm

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr told investigators that "carelessness" on his part led to the ethics and campaign finance violations that ultimately led to his planned resignation, the state Ethics Commission said in a report released Thursday.

Beebe Supports Keeping Lt. Gov Office Vacant After Darr Departure

by Associated Press 1/29/2014 3:14 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says he'd sign into law legislation that would allow him to avoid calling a special election to replace Lt. Gov. Mark Darr, who is set to resign this week over campaign finance and ethics violations.

Lawmakers Back Keeping Arkansas Lieutenant Governor's Office Open

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/13/2014 1:53 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 7:35 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 8:22 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 7:46 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 9:20 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.