The State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee in the Arkansas House of Representatives rejected SB175 to require legislators and Medicaid providers to disclose their relationships.
A poll was conducted last week in the districts of the committee members who voted “NO” on SB175. The poll asked three questions.
Concerning disclosure, the poll asked: Should legislators and other officials have to disclose their business relationships with Medicaid providers? 92% said “YES” the relationships should be disclosed. Only 8% said disclosure is not needed.
The poll asked two additional questions.
- What is your general view of Arkansas politicians? Only 16% said they consider the politicians to be trustworthy.
- Should Arkansas’ ethics law be strengthened? 77% said “YES” and 23% said “NO”
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The poll commissioned by Conduit Media Group and was conducted by a professional polling service late last week.