Huckabee at Odds with Arkansas Times

APRIL 28, 2006 - Posted at 4:24 p.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Governor Huckabee has refused to give his press releases or public schedule to a weekly newspaper whose editor has twice unsuccessfully filed ethics complaints against the governor.  Max Brantley, editor of the Arkansas Times, says he learned this week that the weekly had been removed from the governor's e-mail list for news releases, public schedules and other notices.  Huckabee spokeswoman Alice Stewart says the paper was removed because the list is intended for "legitimate" news organizations.  Stewart says the Arkansas Times editorializes in its stories and the paper creates news by filing ethics complaints or lawsuits.

Brantley says the newspaper is considering whether to sue the governor, claiming possible constitutional and Arkansas Freedom of Information Act violations.

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