Arkansas’ Griffin joins four AGs in warning law firms to end race-based hiring practices

BY: - September 1, 2023

Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin joined a group of GOP attorneys general in warning 100 of the nation’s largest law firms against using race-based hiring practices for employment and contract workers. The nine-page letter sent on Tuesday to executives of American Lawyer 100 Firms calls for the firms to “refrain from discriminating on the basis […]

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Arkansas lawmakers will file ethics complaint against Central Arkansas Water

BY: - August 29, 2023

The Arkansas Legislature’s investigative committee will file an ethics complaint against Central Arkansas’ public water utility over a staff email advocating against controversial affirmative action legislation earlier this year. The email in question was sent by Central Arkansas Water’s “justice, equity, diversity and inclusion” team in March, urging utility employees to ask their state representatives […]

Arkansas lawmakers to complete higher ed DEI study by end of 2024

BY: - August 25, 2023

The Arkansas Legislative Council on Friday authorized a subcommittee to conduct a study regarding diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in Arkansas colleges and universities by the end of 2024. The study was requested by ALC Higher Education subcommittee co-chair Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Jonesboro, who on Thursday announced plans to study the issue with the intention […]

Arkansas senator discusses plans for DEI legislation in 2025 session

BY: - August 24, 2023

Arkansas officials are collecting information on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts at colleges and universities in preparation for presenting legislation on the issue during the 2025 legislative session. At a meeting of the Arkansas Legislative Council’s higher education subcommittee on Thursday, co-chair Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Jonesboro, told lawmakers that officials are looking at DEI […]

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University of Arkansas prepares to dissolve DEI division

BY: - June 13, 2023

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville will reallocate staff and resources from its Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion this year, Chancellor Charles Robinson announced in an email Tuesday. Beginning in the fall, existing resources and personnel currently assigned to the DEI Division will be incorporated in Student Success, Student Affairs, Human Resources, the Office of […]

Mark Cuban trashes politics at conference, calls DeSantis’ feud with Disney ‘bulls–t’

BY: - June 1, 2023

Mark Cuban may own a basketball team, but he came to the Mackinac Policy Conference to hit some zingers with his address. During a conversation that lasted a little more than half an hour, Cuban took aim at former President Donald Trump and politicians writ large, including those in attendance at the policy conference where […]