State Rep. Michael John Gray issued a statement today about reports of a lobbyist’s guilty plea to bribing state legislators. Whoopteedo.
Rusty Cranford’s plea agreement reveals a stunning level of routine and brazen corruption at our State Capitol. If true, these allegations of extensive bribery mar the expectation of public service Arkansans place in their state legislators. If any elected official—Democrat or Republican—are indicted, he or she must immediately resign from office. Arkansans deserve better, and our leaders should be better.
If true? If true?
This is too little too late from the man who lamely defended General Improvement Fund pork barreling because his people looted the fund, too, for unconstitutional local spending.
Former Republican Rep. Micah Neal has pleaded guilty. Former Republican Sen. Jake Files has pleaded guilty. Former Democratic Rep. Eddie Cooper has pleaded guilty. Former Democratic Sen. and Rep. Henry Wilkins
The record is replete with nonprofit money illegally directed to the political campaigns of both Democrats and Republicans.
The multi-million-dollar business that thrived on bribery still gets millions in state business. Gov. Asa Hutchinson, whose nephew is in the big fat middle of this sewer, says he’s concerned.
Gray should start naming names. Start with a demand for
I’ve said it before. I never believed in term limits. I do now. Throw the bums out. All of them
PS: A cursory search of the not wholly reliable search engine on the secretary of state’s website for archived financial contributions shows $45,000 or so contributions by Cranford and his company doled out over the last 10 years or so, with a notable emphasis on