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October 20th, 2014
Rep. Tim Griffin is on the campaign for the office of Lt. Governor in Arkansas. Griffin, a Republican, is leaving his seat in the U.S. Congress where he has represented the 2nd district since 2011. On Oct. 13, he stopped by the Saline Courier for an interview with Editor Brent Davis. Griffin is facing former State Highway Commissioner John Burkhalter, a Democrat, and Chris Olsen, a Libertarian. Griffin answered questions related to the office of Lt. Governor, its importance and what his focus would be if elected.
The Arkansas Ethics Commission did not accept an ethics complaint made against Bryant Alderman Randy Cox, who is seeking the office of mayor.
Arkansas Ethics Commission Director Graham Sloan said the complaint would not be accepted because it was not filed correctly. He explained that Barbara Champagne of Bryant, who filed the two-issue complaint, had not signed the complaint under oath, according to a letter.
The letter reads, "Until staff receives a completed citizen complaint form, the Ethics Commission will not take any action with regard to this matter."
LITTLE ROCK â€” Arkansas' highest court says voters will be able to consider whether alcohol sales should be legal statewide.
The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously denied a bid to toss the item from the Nov. 4 ballot. The proposal's opponents said petition-gatherers didn't file paperwork on time and didn't fully explain what voters would be voting on.