Tagged: Arkansas Ethics Commission

Medical Marijuana Licensing Tests Scales of Justice

Medical Marijuana Licensing Tests Scales of Justice

Health CareLegalCover Story

As Arkansas’ fledgling medical marijuana industry passed $300 million in cumulative sales, its licensing system for cannabis businesses was taking fire in court, not least for granting a cultivation license to a company that didn’t legally exist. read more >

Panel to Investigate Milligan, Rutledge Iowa Campaign Trips

Panel to Investigate Milligan, Rutledge Iowa Campaign Trips

Legal

A Little Rock attorney says the Arkansas Ethics Commission has opened an investigation into whether the state's attorney general and treasurer committed ethics violations by campaigning in Iowa last month for former Gov. Mike Huckabee as part of his now-suspended presidential campaign. read more >

Nursing Home King Michael Morton Expanding His Empire

Nursing Home King Michael Morton Expanding His Empire

Health CareLegalCover Story

Even though Michael Morton has been hit by shrapnel from former Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio’s bribery scandal, the Fort Smith nursing home magnate is pushing forward with plans to expand his empire. read more >

Motivating Factors (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Motivating Factors (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionLegalEditor's Note

My high school journalism teacher taught me about five Ws and an H — who, what, when, where, why and how. Approximately 1,000 years later, I’ve concluded that that fifth W is the most problematic. read more >

Gilbert Baker Resigns From UCA Post

Gilbert Baker Resigns From UCA Post

Former state legislator Gilbert Baker resigned Wednesday, effective immediately, from his position at the University of Central Arkansas. The university released a one-line statement announcing Baker's resignation. read more >

Goose, Gander (Editorial)

Goose, Gander (Editorial)

Opinion

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. read more >

Update: Report Details Spending by Paul Bookout

Update: Report Details Spending by Paul Bookout

Documents released by the Arkansas Ethics Commission show that a former state lawmaker who resigned over violations could only identify less than a quarter of the $63,000 his campaign spent as legitimately related to his re-election bid. read more >