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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.

‘Podiumgate,’ ‘Lecterngate’: No matter what you call it, it’s a questionable mess

BY: - September 27, 2023

If we lived in a better world, we’d all be willing to believe the governor’s spokesperson when she says the purchase of a $19,000 lectern with a state credit card was an “accounting error.” Of course, we don’t live in that world. We live in a world where the purchase of a platform for giving […]