Ethics complaint against AR Gov. moves forward - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Ethics complaint against AR Gov. moves forward

Gov. Asa Hutchinson (Source: Arkansas Governor's Office) Gov. Asa Hutchinson (Source: Arkansas Governor's Office)
(KAIT) -

The Arkansas Ethics Commission moves forward with a complaint against Governor Asa Hutchinson.

The complaint is over campaign law violations.

According to Region 8 News partner Talk Business and Politics, Attorney Matt Campbell filed the complaint.

He alleges Hutchinson violated campaign laws when he appeared at two campaign events for a state Senator.

Arkansas law prohibits it.

The offense is a misdemeanor and could result in Hutchinson's removal from office.

Campbell's complaint comes after he filed similar complaints against Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and State Treasurer Denis Milligan.

In a statement, Hutchinson's Spokesman J.R. Davis dispute's the claim saying governors campaigning for others is nothing new.

Davis hopes the commission applies that logic and history to campaign laws.

For more on this story click here.

Copyright 2016 KAIT. All rights reserved. Talk Business and Politics contributed to this report.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Clutter creates policy, officials say

    Clutter creates policy, officials say

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-08-17 02:50:41 GMT
    Wednesday, August 16 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-08-17 03:46:06 GMT
    A new ordinance in Trumann allows authorities to fine a person up to $50 for debris in ditches. (Source: KAIT)A new ordinance in Trumann allows authorities to fine a person up to $50 for debris in ditches. (Source: KAIT)

    It may cost a little more money if Trumann residents do not clean out their ditches filled with debris, according to city officials. 

    It may cost a little more money if Trumann residents do not clean out their ditches filled with debris, according to city officials. 

  • Free lunch, breakfast crucial for students, Superintendent says

    Free lunch, breakfast crucial for students, Superintendent says

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 11:01 PM EDT2017-08-17 03:01:13 GMT
    Wednesday, August 16 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-08-17 03:42:07 GMT
    Cedar Ridge School District (Source: KAIT)Cedar Ridge School District (Source: KAIT)

    A pair of schools in Independence County will be providing free lunch and breakfast to every student on campus this year. 

    A pair of schools in Independence County will be providing free lunch and breakfast to every student on campus this year. 

  • School uses policy to build trust

    School uses policy to build trust

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-08-17 02:38:51 GMT
    Wednesday, August 16 2017 11:38 PM EDT2017-08-17 03:38:02 GMT
    A student signs a trust policy Wednesday at East Poinsett County. (Source: KAIT)A student signs a trust policy Wednesday at East Poinsett County. (Source: KAIT)

    It has been said that trust is earned among people and a Poinsett County school district is working to build it between students and administrators. 

    It has been said that trust is earned among people and a Poinsett County school district is working to build it between students and administrators. 

Powered by Frankly