Documents for March 2015

SB79 veto letter

SB79 veto letter

Gov. Asa Hutchinson letter to Senate about veto of Senate Bill 79 on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

Mar 31, 2015

Stodola letter to Hutchinson

Stodola letter to Hutchinson

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto HB1228.

Mar 31, 2015

Federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993

Federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, is a federal law aimed at preventing laws that "substantially burden" a person's free exercise of religion.

Mar 30, 2015

Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 101

Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 101

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday, March 26, 2015, signed into law this act, which prohibits state laws that "substantially burden" a person's ability to follow his religious beliefs. The definition of "person" includes religious institutions, businesses and associations.

Mar 30, 2015

Arkansas House Bill 1228

Arkansas House Bill 1228

HB1228 was written to "provide protection for religious practice and to provide remedies and penalties for violating or abusing religious protections."

Mar 30, 2015

DYS Action Plan

DYS Action Plan

The Department of Youth Services resumed utilization of the Yell County Juvenile Detention Center on March 27, 2015.

Mar 28, 2015

Motion to dismiss complaint

Motion to dismiss complaint

The motion to dismiss a complaint filed against Michael Morton, Gilbert Baker and former Judge Michael Maggio over Maggio's handling of a negligence lawsuit.

Mar 25, 2015

Brief for motion to dismiss complaint

Brief for motion to dismiss complaint

A brief for the motion to dismiss a complaint filed against Michael Morton, Gilbert Baker and former Judge Michael Maggio over Maggio's handling of a negligence lawsuit.

Mar 25, 2015

Brad Bolding's appeal letter

Brad Bolding's appeal letter

North Little Rock High School head football coach Brad Bolding filed a letter of appeal on Thursday contesting the district’s decision to fire him.

Mar 20, 2015

Jack Gillean appeal filing

Jack Gillean appeal filing

Former University of Central Arkansas Chief of Staff Jack Gillean's commercial burglary conviction should be affirmed because Gillean has not shown that the trial court was wrong to allow the introduction of some evidence, the attorney general's office said in a Monday, March 16, 2015, filing to the Arkansas Court of Appeals.

Mar 17, 2015

Judge Griffen's ruling

Judge Griffen's ruling

Judge Wendell Griffen declined to recuse from the LIttle Rock School District takeover case and set a scheduling order for the case on Thursday.

Mar 13, 2015

Hearing schedule

Hearing schedule

Judge Wendell Griffen declined to recuse from the LIttle Rock School District takeover case and set a scheduling order for the case on Thursday.

Mar 13, 2015

Siloam Springs overpass options

Siloam Springs overpass options

Proposed alignments for a Cheri Whitlock Drive bridge over railroad tracks in Siloam Springs. The first option is to make no changes.

Mar 13, 2015

Annual statements for Arkansas Superior Select

Annual statements for Arkansas Superior Select

Annual statements for Arkansas Superior Select

Mar 12, 2015

Recommendation Letter

Recommendation Letter

A recommendation letter for David Norsworthy to succeed Michael Morton on the Health Services Permit Commission.

Mar 12, 2015

2014 Regional Employer Survey

2014 Regional Employer Survey

The 2014 year-end survey of Northwest Arkansas employers.

Mar 10, 2015

Fayetteville Regional Park

Fayetteville Regional Park

A rendering of Fayetteville's regional park.

Mar 9, 2015

Judge Kristine Baker order

Judge Kristine Baker order

Judge Kristine Baker on Wednesday issued a ruling denying a motion to allow same-sex marriages in Arkansas while the issue is being appealed.

Mar 5, 2015

Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department

Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department

Justice Department investigation of the Ferguson Police Department released Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

Mar 4, 2015

Justice Department report on shooting of Michael Brown

Justice Department report on shooting of Michael Brown

Justice Department report released Wednesday, March 4, 2015, on the criminal investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown by the Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson.

Mar 4, 2015

Recusal letter

Recusal letter

The Arkansas Department of Education filed a formal motion on March 2 asking Judge Wendell L. Griffen to recuse from the Little Rock School District lawsuit.

Mar 4, 2015

Wendell Griffen's response

Wendell Griffen's response

The Arkansas Department of Education filed a formal motion on March 2 asking Judge Wendell L. Griffen to recuse from the Little Rock School District lawsuit.

Mar 4, 2015

Clark's resignation letter

Clark's resignation letter

Searcy Police Department Chief Jeremy Clark resigned on Tuesday, March 3, after Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm and Explosives searched Clark's home.

Mar 3, 2015

Lipscomb-Hines texts

Lipscomb-Hines texts

Texts between then-City Attorney Ben Lipscomb and Mayor Greg Hines regarding bricks.

Mar 2, 2015

Bricks letter

Bricks letter

A letter concerning historic Rogers bricks used by then-City Attorney Ben Lipscomb to build a flower bed.

Mar 2, 2015