It’s Time to Stop Using Taxpayer-Funded Resources to Influence Elections

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HB1187 would prohibit government entities from using taxpayer funds or taxpayer-funded resources to influence the outcome of ballot measures in Arkansas. This is a great bill, because whether you know it or not, your tax dollars have been used to influence elections -- and not just at the state level. Allow me to provide a real-life example. In 2011, the White County Quorum Court, as the behest of Judge Mike Lincoln, passed a sales tax to fund a new highway around the city of Searcy. The tax … [Read more...]