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Arkansas AG rejects proposed ballot measure meant to add clarity to Freedom of Information Act

Proposed changes to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act aren’t sufficient to appear on the 2024 statewide ballot, Attorney General Tim Griffin wrote in a Monday opinion. Griffin rejected the proposed ballot title and popular name for the Arkansas Government Transparency Act a week after rejecting a companion proposal for a constitutional amendment. Both proposals…

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Working group recommends human trafficking prevention, intervention tactics to Arkansas leaders

A group of experts on Friday recommended three steps Arkansas can take to address and prevent human trafficking in, an effort that a $1.5 million federal grant will support, the state Department of Human Services announced in a press release.  Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders created the working group with an executive order in February, and she…

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Arkansas attorney general disputes claim LEARNS appeal is moot

Attorney General Tim Griffin asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to reject plaintiffs’ claims that the appeal of a lawsuit challenging the LEARNS Act’s effective date is moot and to reverse a lower court’s ruling.  In a reply brief filed Friday, Griffin said the state’s high court should invoke the public-interest exception to mootness, reverse the…

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Attorney General Griffin joins multi-state fight against organized retail crime

Attorney General Tim Griffin today issued the following statement announcing his office is joining the Organized Retail Crime Alliance (ORCA), a multi-state effort with U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), law enforcement, prosecutors and private sector partners from Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama (LAMA) to combat organized retail crime conducted by domestic and transnational criminal organizations:…

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CONSUMER ALERT: Arkansans should be wary of deceptive text, emails promising match of political contributions

Attorney General Tim Griffin today issued the following statement warning Arkansans about political fundraising solicitations that may soon be arriving over text messages and emails: “As we approach the end of the quarter, some Arkansans may see their cellphones and computers bombarded with political fundraising appeals that falsely promise to ‘match’ a contribution. Politicians, political…

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AG Griffin files lawsuit holding companies accountable for spread of PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’

After filing a lawsuit against a group of companies including 3M and DuPont, Attorney General Tim Griffin issued the following statement: “Today I’ve filed a lawsuit in Washington County against companies that manufactured and sold PFAS (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances). PFAS are chemicals that resist stains, grease, oil, soil, water and heat. They are sometimes…

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Attorney General Griffin responds to Arkansas Supreme Court decision in LEARNS Act lawsuit

Following a decision last week by the Arkansas Supreme Court, Attorney General Tim Griffin issued the following statement: “I am disappointed that the Arkansas Supreme Court declined to immediately block the circuit court’s order. But I’m pleased that the Court has accelerated the briefing on this matter, so that it can decide this entire case next week."…

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