has just informed me that she's received official notification of her appointment by President Obama to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
and has resigned effective immediately as chairman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission.
Awaiting word of Gov. Mike Beebe's
plans on filling the vacancy. Honorable's term has two years to run.
Here's her letter of resignation to the governor.
UPDATE: The governor's office says no announcement until tomorrow most likely. Lamar Davis,
Beebe's deputy chief of staff, has been mentioned as a candidate. If so, it could revive some still unanswered questions
that arose following his report that he'd been a robbery victim.