Arkansas legislators’ paid trips in ’16 not foreign, all domestic


Arkansas legislators’ paid trips in ’16 not foreign, all domestic

State Rep. Jim Dotson — the sponsor of unsuccessful legislation this year to give families money to spend as they see fit to educate their children — attended a conference in New Orleans last year sponsored by a group called Ed Choice, which paid more than $1,600 for his trip.
But the Bentonville Republican didn’t disclose it on his annual personal financial disclosure report — called the Statement of Financial Interest — filed in January with the secretary of state’s office, until a reporter for this newspaper recently asked why he didn’t disclose it.
“It was an oversight,” he said. “I …

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