Awaiting a federal grand jury indictment and facing calls for her resignation or ouster, state Treasurer Martha Shoffner stepped down Tuesday, effective at 5 p.m.
As state Treasurer Martha Shoffner prepared to fight federal prosecutors, a U.S. senator, the governor, the attorney general, nearly two-dozen House Democrats and both political parties called on her to step down.
Treasurer faces hearing set for today in federal court
Arkansas State Treasurer Martha Shoffner spent most of Sunday alone in a cell meant for two at the Pulaski County jail.
Although state law leaves decisions about a new veterans home to the state Department of Veterans Affairs director, the senator who helped create a task force to study a new home said veterans groups and lawmakers should also get a say.
Over past year, treasurer under bond-deals scrutiny
Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner was being held in the Pulaski County jail late Saturday after being arrested earlier in the day by the FBI.
Officials unsure what work’s left
So far, 104 Arkansas 911 systems have implemented a software program that can provide emergency responders with detailed information about the people who call seeking help during emergencies.
The Arkansas General Assembly quietly ended its 101-day regular session Friday without attempting to override Gov. Mike Beebe’s vetoes of three election bills sponsored by an outspoken Republican critic of Beebe.
While participating in a panel of lawmakers Wednesday, House Speaker Davy Carter said Republicans need to move past guns and abortion if they want to govern in Arkansas.
Construction crew hired to fix sidewalks, chipped stairs
Secretary of State Mark Martin began a $218,219 project this week to replace chipped stairs, broken curbs and cracked sidewalks surrounding the Capitol building.
Veterans groups, lawmakers, and state and federal veterans agencies have differing ideas about what a new veterans home should look like. But they all agree it needs to feel like home.