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UPDATED: Panel OKs audit of Arkansas governor’s lectern purchase, some FOIA-exempt records

BY: - October 13, 2023

This story was updated at 10:33 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2023. Arkansas lawmakers on Thursday and Friday approved a request for a nonpartisan investigation into Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ purchase of a $19,000 lectern, as well as expenditures by the governor’s office that were recently made private by a new law. State Sen. Jimmy Hickey, […]

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders stands at a lecturn that looks similar to one her office paid $19,000 for this summer.

Emails support whistleblower’s claim that Arkansas governor altered public records, attorney says

BY: - October 10, 2023

Newly revealed documents indicate that Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ office violated state law by altering public records, which aligns with accusations an anonymous whistleblower made last month, according to the person’s lawyer. Sanders’ office has been under scrutiny for several weeks for its spending decisions, particularly for purchasing a $19,000 lectern in June from […]

Side view of Arkansas State Capitol, Little Rock (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Arkansas governor taps aide to lead Department of Transformation and Shared Services

BY: - September 5, 2023

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders appointed her director of cabinet affairs, Leslie Fisken, as secretary of transformation and shared services on Tuesday. Fisken will replace Joseph Wood atop the state Department of Transformation and Shared Services. Wood, the former Washington County judge, stepped down from Sanders’ cabinet in August when he was elected chairman of […]