Arkansas Public Defender Commission

Arkansas state senator agrees to repay salary for public defender work, agency head says

BY: - August 23, 2022

State Sen. Trent Garner, R-El Dorado, has offered to repay salary he was improperly paid for work during his short stint as public defender in Union County earlier this year, the head of the state Public Defender Commission said Tuesday. Commission Executive Director Gregg Parrish told a legislative committee that Garner had reached out to […]

Committee promises American Rescue Plan funds to water and wastewater improvement

BY: - August 19, 2022

Several water infrastructure projects will get a financial boost from federal COVID-19 relief funds after a state committee approved the allocation Thursday. $270 million from the state‚Äôs American Rescue Plan Act funds, received in 2021, will be distributed among water and wastewater projects if the Arkansas Legislative Council approves the request, state Agriculture Secretary Wes […]