Legislative Joint Auditing

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, […]


Governor: We still have questions about that lectern

BY: - October 10, 2023

Well. Well. Well. What we’ve got heah is … failure to communicate. That line from the 1967 movie Cool Hand Luke resonates this week as we consider the continuing saga of our guvnuh’s fancy lectern, what the Wall Street Journal described Monday as “an unusual political scandal.” Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders could have avoided the […]