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Unclaimed Assets Bill, Now Headed to Governor, No 'Cash Grab,' Auditors Say

by Todd Traub 3/14/2019 9:57 am

A bill passed by the Legislature this week addresses the management of unclaimed assets taken by the state, but supporters say the proposal does not amount to the kind of revenue grab described by critics.

Texts Reveal Auditor Andrea Lea Instructed Staff to Use Private Email

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2016 8:34 am

Arkansas Business has obtained text messages to and from state Auditor Andrea Lea that, as even she acknowledged, dispute her claims that she rarely used her private e-mail account for state business.

John Goodson Helped Law Firms Get State Auditor Contract Potentially Worth Millions

by Mark Friedman 2/22/2016 12:00 am

State Auditor Andrea Lea agreed to pay inexperienced out-of-state attorneys a fee nearly twice as high as other states have committed to pay in a pursuit of unredeemed U.S. Treasury bonds.

Not Our Idea of Transparency (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/22/2016 12:00 am

The issue of government officials using private email accounts has been much in the news, you may have noticed.

Hope and Change? How About Growth and Jobs (Skot Covert Commentary)

by Skot Covert 6/23/2014 12:00 am

Despite big promises, President Obama has done little to deliver prosperity to the nation. Hope and change don’t pay the bills. With jobs scarce and many more-experienced people looking for work, millennials like me have suffered disproportionately during this time of economic hardship. With the right pro-growth policies, however, Republicans can fix this problem — and fix our relatively poor performance with young voters at the same time.