Ex-state lawmaker testifies he and ex-senator took kickbacks

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas lawmaker has testified in the bribery trial of a former state senator that they accepted kickbacks for steering state funding to a college and a nonprofit.

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Republican former Rep. Micah Neal was the first witness in the federal trial of Republican former Sen. Jon Woods and consultant Randall Shelton.

Neal pleaded guilty to conspiracy and agreed to testify for prosecutors in the...

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