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Louisiana attorney general gets other GOP AGs to oppose energy permit reforms

BY: - September 27, 2022

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is leading a group of 18 Republican attorneys general in opposition to U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s proposed Energy Independence and Security Act — a bill that would reform the federal permitting process for major energy infrastructure projects. Manchin (D-West Virginia) released the text of his legislation last week following weeks […]

Montana AG raises concerns about credit card companies tracking firearm purchases

BY: - September 21, 2022

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen is leading a group of attorneys general, including Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, in calling out a handful of financial institutions for a new policy that would track and monitor firearm purchases. At the center of the coalition’s ire is recent action taken by the International Organization for Standardization — […]

Mold, sewage, broken appliances among tenants’ problems in properties whose owner faces AG lawsuit

BY: - September 20, 2022

Nick and Amy Black’s son, August, already had a persistent cough by the time he was two months old. Their pediatrician said the baby is allergic to the mold in the family’s Little Rock apartment. It’s what makes Amy “the most mad” about their living situation at Big Country Chateau, which has had a plethora […]

Arkansas governor, AG oppose proposed protections for LGBTQ students

BY: - September 15, 2022

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Thursday criticized the Biden administration’s proposal to increase protections and opportunities for transgender students under Title IX.  The civil rights law, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, prohibits sex-based discrimination in federally-funded education programs like sports. The proposed regulations would strengthen safeguards for LGBTQ students […]

Arkansas receives first payment in $26 billion national opioid settlement

BY: - September 14, 2022

Arkansas has received more than $2.5 million from three opioid distributors as part of a national $26 billion settlement. The payment is the first of $216 million the state will receive under the agreement through annual payments over 18 years.  State and local officials still must develop plans for how to spend the settlement funds, […]