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State AG Pulse - Bless Your Heart, Arkansas

In this week’s episode, Bernie and Lori chat with Paul Connell, previously Chief Deputy AG in Wisconsin and Cozen O’Connor’s resident expert on the Arkansas AG race. We review the candidates’ backgrounds and qualifications and try our hand at picking who will win the race in November. We consider how the leading candidate’s background is…

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Developments in Post-AG Roles for Two Attorneys General

Hawaii AG Clare Connors’ nomination for U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii was approved by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and is now up for a full Senate vote. Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge, who is term-limited from running again for AG, dropped out of the 2022 gubernatorial race and will instead seek the Republican…

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Pharmacy Benefit Manager Agrees to Pay $15.2 Million to Settle Allegations of Arkansas Medicaid Overbilling

Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge reached a settlement with Pharmacy Benefit Manager (“PBM”) Envolve Pharmacy Solutions (“Envolve”), its parent company Centene Corporation, and other Centene subsidiaries (collectively “Centene”) to resolve allegations that Centene used its subsidiaries to overcharge the state for medications in its Medicaid program.

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New Democratic Candidate Joins the Race for Arkansas Attorney General’s Open Seat

Little Rock private-practice attorney Jesse Gibson announced his candidacy for the 2022 Democratic nomination for the Arkansas AG’s office. As previously reported, Jason Davis, another Arkansas attorney in private practice, is also seeking the Democratic nomination for Arkansas AG. On the Republican side, Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffinis competing against Arkansas Fair Housing Commission Director Leon Jones for the…

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Candidates Line Up for Open AG Seats

Jason Davis, an Arkansas attorney in private practice, is seeking the Democratic nomination for Arkansas AG. On the Republican side, Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin is competing against Arkansas Fair Housing Commission Director Leon Jones for the nomination. Current two-term Republican AG Leslie Rutledge is term-limited from running again, and has entered the race for governor.…

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