Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders travelled to Europe on an overseas trade mission last June, and her expenses and security must have been over budget as she seems to have cooked the books to pay for it all. If she didn't why all this fuss?
A foundation may have paid for some of the entourage costs, and the AR GOP covered the rest (3 days AFTER a FOI request was filed,) but there are still outstanding issues... like "Podiumgate." *They changed it to lecterngate eventually...
Can you blame her? That old lecternmade her look bad.../S
Arkansas attorney and blogger Matthew Campbell filed a lawsuit in Sept.that accused Arkansas State Police of illegally withholding public records he requested related to the above events.
In order to hide her antics, Sarah Hickabee has a solution: Make the state sunlight laws more opaque. Seriously, these MAGA Republicans are all crooks and liars, which is why they love tRUMP so much. The new law she proposed passed retroactively to June of 2022.
Sarah says she is doing so because she is a victim... and transparency and the FOIA has been weaponized:
“Arkansas has some of the most transparent FOIA laws in the country, and these reforms will do nothing to change that,” Sanders at a news conference at the state Capitol. “But some are weaponizing FOIA and taking advantage of our laws to hamper state government, and enrich themselves.”
Who was the friend who Hickabee took with her to Paris? I am still trying to find out, but have a ton of fall yardwork to still do. She is supposedly part of the "event planner" company that made her lecturn. According to occupy Democrats she was one of the organizers of January 6: (See update 1 for more...)