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CONSUMER ALERT: Toll Road Robotext Scam

Attorney General Tim Griffin issued the following statement alerting consumers to a scam that has recently made its way to Arkansas: “A new texting scam has reached Arkansas. Under this ‘smishing’ scam—a combination of ‘SMS’ (texts) and ‘phishing’—scammers attempt to steal consumers’ personal information and trick consumers into handing over funds by impersonating a state…

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Attorney General Griffin issues cease and desist letters to abortion pill companies advertising in Arkansas

Attorney General Tim Griffin today issued the following statement announcing that he has sent cease and desist letters to New York-based Choices Women’s Medical Center, Inc., and Aid Access of the Netherlands for potential violations of the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (ADTPA) related to abortion pill marketing and sales: “Abortions are prohibited in Arkansas…

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Griffin co-leads 17 State coalition against illegal rule mandating employers accommodate workers’ abortions

Attorney General Tim Griffin issued the following statement after co-leading, alongside Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti, a coalition of 17 states in suing the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over its new rule mandating workplace abortion accommodations through an erroneous interpretation of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act of 2022 (PWFA). “This is yet another attempt by…

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Arkansas’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit ranked fourth in country for abuse and neglect convictions

Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin released the following statement highlighting the work done by his office’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) that resulted in a No. 4 ranking for abuse and neglect convictions, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Units Fiscal Year 2023…

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Attorney General Griffin names new Deputy Attorney General for Opinions and FOIA

Attorney General Tim Griffin issued the following statement announcing the promotion of Senior Assistant Attorney General Noah Watson to Deputy Attorney General for Opinions and FOIA: “Today I named Noah Watson as Deputy Attorney General of the Opinions and FOIA Division. Noah previously served as a Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Special Litigation Section of…

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Attorney General Griffin praises anti-human trafficking operation in Northeast Arkansas

Following a successful multi-agency operation targeting human trafficking in northeast Arkansas, Attorney General Tim Griffin issued the following statement: “Earlier this month, member agencies of the Arkansas Human Trafficking Council—including my office—conducted a human trafficking recovery operation in Jonesboro. This operation led to one suspected trafficker and 30 local victims being identified, with five women…

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Attorney General’s Digest: Medicaid and Arkansas transparency laws

Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin has released this year's first Attorney General's Digest. This months digest covers several questions surrounding Medicaid and Arkansas law, as well as several questions surrounding Arkansas's transparency laws. To see a full opinion, please click on the highlighted opinion number above each question. To find other opinions, please visit…

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Arkansas attorney general rejects proposed education amendment

A proposal to amend the Arkansas Constitution’s education clause needs revisions before it can be placed on the 2024 ballot because it contains vague terms and a provision that violates the First Amendment, the state attorney general said Tuesday. Attorney General Tim Griffin wrote in his opinion that the Educational Rights Amendment of 2024’s proposal…

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