LITTLE ROCK — State Treasurer Dennis Milligan said Thursday his office has added a new section to its website where the public can view financial reports.

LITTLE ROCK — State Treasurer Dennis Milligan said Thursday his office has added a new section to its website where the public can view financial reports.


Thirteen reports were available Thursday in the "Inside the Vault" section of www.artreasury.gov.


"In light of recent events within this office, I made a campaign promise to shine the light on the activities and operations of this office. Today with this first step, we are keeping our promise to the people of Arkansas," Milligan said in a statement.


Every month, additional reports will be posted to the website focusing on activities from each of the office’s major divisions, Milligan said. They will include reports on turn-back funds, investments and daily cash flow, he said.


Milligan said he also has kept his campaign promise to institute a policy barring him and his staff from accepting gifts from anyone doing or potentially doing business with the treasurer’s office.


The previous state treasurer, Martha Shoffner, was convicted on federal bribery and extortion charges last March and is awaiting sentencing. She was caught on video accepting cash bribes from a broker in exchange for steering a disproportionate share of the state’s investment business to him.


During Shoffner’s trial, members of the treasurer’s office testified that it was common for people doing business with the office to give gifts to the staff.