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Two Arkansas senators facing sanctions and could be removed from their committee positions

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Little Rock, Arkansas – Due to ethics violations, two Arkansas senators are facing sanctions and could be removed from their committee positions.

Republican Senators Mark Johnson and Alan Clark violated senate rules when Johnson signed Clark up for a Boys State event in early June.

The issue is that Clark did not actually attend, but reportedly still collected a reimbursement of public funds for the event.

Clark is eligible to claim a $55 per diem fee plus mileage, according to the report.

On Monday, the Senate Ethics Committee met to discuss the penalties.

Both Johnson and Clark face the same penalties, which include being removed from their chairmanship and vice-chairmanships.

Johnson and Clark are both disallowed from serving on Boys State, Girls State or the Senate Ethics Committee ever again.

The full Senate will have to vote on the recommendations.

 

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