There is a new radio ad on air in White County, allegedly paid for by the “Committee to Move White County Forward.” That sounds sweet enough, but exactly who makes up this committee? How are they funded? And what qualifies them as a “committee” in the first place?
Without more information, I cannot answer the first question.
I can tell you that the funders of this “committee” are you, the taxpayers, as we have previously documented.
The third question is a bit troublesome for our Moving friends: according to the Arkansas Ethics Commission website, this committee does not exist.
Also, according to Arkansas ethics laws, financial disclosure is required when expenditures surpass $500 in a given month. So this begs another question: why aren’t county officials following state law?
If I and other private citizens have a basic understanding of these rules, it is reasonable to assume that our elected officials do as well.
So why are they ignoring the law?
Is this simply more proof that we cannot trust our elected officials with more of our money?
Nicholas Horton, Chairman, Citizens for Responsible Taxation
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