Sarah Huckabee Sanders

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Worries over secrecy grow as state officials shield records from the public

BY: - November 20, 2023

This story was originally published on Stateline. Just weeks after lawmakers in Little Rock passed legislation shielding certain state records from public disclosure, opponents launched an effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to protect access to government documents. “The coalition that’s coming together on this is about as broadly bipartisan as you could get — […]

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Arkansas treasurer Mark Lowery dies day after retirement announcement at 66

BY: - July 27, 2023

Arkansas Treasurer Mark Lowery died Wednesday morning, a day after his office announced that he would retire in September due to a pair of strokes that left him unable to continue working. He was 66. Lowery, a Republican from Maumelle, has been heavily involved in Arkansas politics for the last three decades. His start in […]

Two young boys standing on electric looms in order to reach the top shelf while at work in a cotton mill, Georgia. Both wear ragged clothes and one is barefoot.

Kids at work: States try to ease child labor laws at behest of industry

BY: - April 10, 2023

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers in 11 states have either passed or introduced laws to roll back child labor laws — a push that’s come from industry trade organizations and mostly conservative legislators as businesses scramble for low-wage workers.  In the past two years, those states have moved to extend working hours for children, eliminate work permit […]

Sanders attacks “radical left” and “woke” culture in response to State of the Union address

BY: - February 8, 2023

LITTLE ROCK — In the GOP response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders painted a picture of a nation living in fear because Biden and Democrats “have failed you.” Her roughly 15-minute speech was long on criticism of Biden and Democrats, but short on specific […]