Can the legislature police itself?

September 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

In the wake of multiple scandals involving state legislators, Senator Jim Hendren proposed and passed revisions to the Arkansas Senate’s Code of Ethics. The revisions [...]

Why are ballot titles so long & confusing?

September 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Popular name and ballot title At the general election in November there will be several ballot issues for you to vote on. They will have a “popular name” and a “ballot [...]

Dustin McDaniel and the Lobbyist Loophole

September 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

Conduit For Action has previously written about schemes of politicians to skirt ethics rules on lobbying. One device used is to write a contract for the politician to [...]

Indictment – Déjà vu

September 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

Senator Jeremy Hutchinson, (R) – Little Rock, has been indicted on charges of wire fraud and tax fraud. The prosecution says Hutchinson diverted tens of thousands of [...]

Conduit Quiz: Who Said It?

August 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

Politicians say crazy things. Whether it is to get elected or to mislead people, you always have to be skeptical of their carefully crafted language. Lately, some Arkansas [...]

But That Is the Way Budgeting Has Been Done

August 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

High Spending & Lack of Accountability Arkansas’ budget process is designed for growth in government spending which makes Arkansas a high tax state and a high spending [...]
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