Ethics Commission Hears Complaint Against Arkansas Treasurer

Jan 26, 2016

Arkansas Treasurer Dennis Milligan, speaking on the steps of the state Capitol in a file photo from April 2015.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

The Arkansas Ethics Commission has refused to dismiss a complaint against Arkansas Treasurer Dennis Milligan.

The panel met in secret for more than an hour Tuesday to discuss the complaint filed by Little Rock attorney and liberal blogger Matt Campbell last year. He alleges Milligan misused public resources while in his previous office as Saline County circuit clerk and that he hired the spouses of two state legislators without proper approval.

No panel member made a motion to dismiss the complaint, meaning it remains unresolved.

The commission's executive director, Graham Sloan, says in general if a complaint isn't dismissed, the next step for the commission is to send a settlement letter stating what probable cause and sanctions it finds appropriate.