Notes From The Campaign Trail: The Early, Early Edition

It’s an early, early edition of Notes from the Campaign Trail, but several developments this week warrant our attention to political matters.

First, Gov. Asa Hutchinson called for Rep. Mickey Gates, R-Hot Springs, to leave his elected office after Gates pleaded no contest to not paying state income taxes and worked out an agreement to pay part of what he owed.

Gates had been charged with not filing state tax returns from 2012 through 2017, but had worked out an agreement with Garland County prosecutors this week to reduce his charges to one count of not filing and paying income taxes.      MORE

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