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Asleep At The Wheel: French Hill & The New Depression

French Hill is smiling big, bragging about overseeing the federal response to COVID-19. There’s just one problem…Arkansas and the United States are reporting unprecedented unemployment numbers. There’s more evidence emerging daily that the federal response to the virus and the economic recovery has been mismanaged, bungled — and in classic Washington D.C.-insider fashion, dollars have been parceled out first to …

Let’s Thank Our Teachers!

Teacher Appreciation Week The end of this school year isn’t what any of us thought it would be, and the importance of teachers has never been more clear.  They, like all of us, are dealing with some extraordinary times. So let’s reach out to the teachers in our and our children’s lives — and say thank you! We all know …

Believe In El Dorado: Unity In South Arkansas As Murphy Oil Exits

Believe in El Dorado Arkansas Democrats in Union County and throughout the state are standing united behind El Dorado and its promise. On Wednesday, news broke that Murphy Oil is moving its headquarters from El Dorado to Houston. The Democratic Party of Arkansas, Mayor Veronica Smith-Creer, Fourth Congressional District Candidate William Hanson, State Senate Candidate Keidra Phillips-Burrell, and State House …

Announcing the Members of the Special State Convention

Thank you! Over 320 people participated in our virtual county conventions! The work we do in our state and our party would not be possible without your support! The winners are announced below, and a link to the vote tallies is provided. If you have any questions or concerns about your ballot, please contact DPA headquarters at 501-374-2361. These individuals …

BREAKING: Arkansas Nursing Home Staff At Work With COVID

Seniors At Risk Arkansas Department of Health guidelines are telling nursing homes to send staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 back to work. State Health Secretary Dr. Nathaniel Smith told reporters on Tuesday that some nursing homes are facing “critical shortages” of staff, and are being advised to allow asymptomatic employees to enter the workplace with certain guidelines.    “It’s …

Investigation Needed: Botched $15 Million Business Reopening Grant

Rural Arkansas & Small Businesses Left Behind LITTLE ROCK — Governor Asa Hutchinson acknowledged in his daily press briefing on April 30, that the $15 million Arkansas Ready for Business grant program was “rolled out prematurely,” with only select groups having knowledge, and without having the legally required legislative approval. While no money has changed hands yet, this very practice may …

French Blows Stimulus Funds, 13k Arkansas Businesses Left High & Dry

French Hill has been busy trying to get out in front of this scandal, claiming to have brought stimulus relief to Arkansas. Shockingly, more than 13,000 Arkansas small business loan applications, totaling $1.1 billion have yet to be processed. But somehow, millions from French Hill’s corporate slush fund found its way to Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Texas — and …