My published record reflects little warmth toward the ultra-right political group Conduit for Action. But …. their latest attack on Gov. Asa Hutchinson (to help his wacky primary opponent, Jan Morgan
It’s titled “Asa and the Corruption State” and it chronicles in one place a list of corruption, self-dealing and general sleaze amassed in Arkansas the last few years.
Hutchinson comes in for criticism for saying and doing little meaningful about the parade of
And speaking of Medicaid: Conduit notes that a once demonstrably corrupt enterprise, Preferred Family Healthcare, remains a multi-million-dollar recipient of state Medicaid money. Yes, the leadership of the company has changed in the wake of multiple indictments. I’m sure Ted Suhl would have happily installed a new CEO when he got implicated in a Medicaid bribery scheme so that his business could continue to cash in millions from Medicaid. Instead, the state, under the Beebe administration, stopped doing business with his companies.
Conduit would like an accounting of money shipped to Ecclesia College, a favorite of Rep. Bob Ballinger, who’s trying to beat Bryan King. It also notes a lack of attention to money the governor shipped to another financially troubled religious institution, Arkansas Baptist College.
The report also notes (some, but not all) of the former Republican legislators who have landed state jobs in the Hutchinson administration.
Conduit faults Hutchinson for bemoaning discretionary spending by legislators in the GIF
I’m no fan of Conduit or the candidates it backs. But that doesn’t mean its bill of particulars isn’t fair