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Speaking of attorney general slush funds



Congratulations to Dan Greenberg and the Advance Arkansas Institute for their victory over cy pres abuse in Arkansas. Greenberg, the son of Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Paul Greenberg, did a remarkable job of shining sunlight on AG Dustin McDaniel's practice of funneling cy pres awards to his personally preferred programs. That use of settlement money as a personal slush fund is now ending:

This month, McDaniel revised his office policy on settlement funds, effectively ending the practice of directing those funds to charities chosen by the attorney general. McDaniel's new policy means that, in a matter of months, the state of Arkansas should ultimately have something like an extra $7 million dollars available in its budget.

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Isaac Gorodetski
Project Manager,
Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute
igorodetski@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Press Officer,
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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