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    CorruptionJusticePower and Control
    February 21, 2024

    Tim Griffin piles on against the state prison board

    Let's unpack his power play and consider the consequences on our system of checks and balances AG Griffin isn't dropping his beef with the Board of Corrections. In case you…
    February 16, 2024

    Pulaski County’s Partisan Poll Worker Problem

    Lorri Justice wants to be Chair of the Pulaski County GOP and a poll worker at the same time. While not technically against the rules, it’s definitely against the spirit…
    February 9, 2024

    The Case of the Franklin County Puppies

    This is a developing story.  Add this story to your list of “why local elections are important.”  In Franklin County, animal rights activists are angry at the treatment of two…
    February 2, 2024

    Sanders appointee was fired from police department for sexual relationship with a minor

    In case you missed it, the latest big swing and a miss from Governor Sanders is Jamol Jones, her recent appointee to the Arkansas Parole Board. In an exceptional piece…
    January 27, 2024

    Hester to Helena: Sorry, not sorry for your water problems

    Thousands of Helena-West Helena residents have been without water for over a week. Senator Bart Hester’s message: “Sorry, not sorry.” In a recent meeting of the Arkansas Legislative Council an…
    January 17, 2024

    Big billboard in bed with Bart Hester

    Drivers in Bentonville are encountering a billboard that includes two ads depicting and promoting Governor Sarah Sanders and Senator Bart Hester. The billboards read, “Thank You for Supporting Arkansas Small…
    January 15, 2024

    Are Blind and Deaf Schools the next target of Jacob Oliva? 

    Fueled by ADE's track record, survey ignites suspicions of a hidden Oliva agenda On AR Watch and For AR People have extensively covered the damage done by Education Secretary Jacob…
    January 3, 2024

    Arkansas again named most pro-life state by hyper-partisan group

    According to the hyper-partisan lifenews.com, Arkansas is the most pro-life state in America. If you’re paying attention, the status of “most pro-life” does not seem to coincide with good policy…
    December 13, 2023

    Nonprofit elicits pro-LEARNS stories via texts to private school parents

    This afternoon a text message was sent to parents of an Arkansas private school eliciting stories of “how EFAs have helped Arkansas families.” According to the source who provided this…
    EducationNewsPower and Control
    December 12, 2023

    Jason Rapert Can’t Be On The State Library Board

    On November 20th, Sarah Sanders announced her appointment of former state Senator Jason Rapert to the Arkansas State Library Board. There’s no beating around the bush here: this would be…
    December 5, 2023

    Bentonville council member calls housing program “socialism”

    Leaders jettison city's chance to join affordable housing development Bentonville city councilwoman Beckie Seba thinks government investment in affordable housing is "socialism." After lengthly monologues imbued with shallow compassion and…
    October 20, 2023

    Dept of Ed lowers disability standards for vouchers, lets private school families cut in line 

    The Arkansas Department of Education lowered disability standards for its EFA applications, allowing private school families to use LEARNS vouchers up to two years early.  Nearly half of all students…
    October 17, 2023

    Corruption, Racism, Murder: What you should know about Drew County

    What is going on in Drew County? If you’ve ever needed a story to prove why local elections matter, this is it. We’re hearing a lot about corruption, racism, and…
    CorruptionPower and ControlUncategorized
    September 30, 2023

    After Weeks of Smoke Surrounding #podiumgate, Whistleblower Signals Fire

    It looks like #podiumgate has turned into a full-fledged bonfire.  On Friday afternoon, the Arkansas Times reported that attorney Tom Mars (former attorney for Gov. Mike Huckabee, so hardly a…
    CorruptionPower and Control
    September 28, 2023

    Governor Sanders: frivolous or fraudulent? An audit would decide

    Sarah Sanders has some explaining to do. The essential question of #podiumgate is this: Did the governor use the expensive purchase of a custom lectern to toss tax dollars to…
    CorruptionNewsPower and Control
    September 21, 2023

    Podiumgate: Sanders wastes taxpayer money on opulent expenditures 

    Taxpayer oversight is key to preventing abuse of spending; it’s no wonder Sanders hates the Freedom of Information Act.  TL:DR;  Governor Sanders has a big problem with spending taxpayer dollars…
    September 11, 2023

    Infighting, coercion, and FOIA: Special session preview

    Governor Sanders has called a special session that will roll back FOIA laws in the state of Arkansas Opposition to the anti-transparency bill is growing fast, especially among notable conservatives…
    AR LegislaturePower and Control
    September 9, 2023

    Those crying “weaponization”? Bullies who brandish FOIA firearms.

    Senate President Bart Hester once weaponized FOIA to help control the Governor's narrative. Now he's gutting FOIA to help control her narrative again. Sanders and her Arleg loyalists claim the…
    AR LegislatureCorruptionPower and Control
    September 8, 2023

    RIP Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, 1967-2023

    Tl;dr  FOIA is an essential law that ensures government transparency.  After Blue Hog Report blogger Matt Campbell filed FOIA requests seeking information about Sarah Sanders’ travel companions and spending, Arkansas…
    September 7, 2023

    Public education’s next big threat

    Tl; dr PragerU is a media company that’s been pumping out extremist content for over a decade In the last month both Florida and Oklahoma have added PragerU to their…
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