Citizens Group Calls on White County Quorum Court to Freeze “Economic Development” Spending

Calls Promotion of Tax Increase with Taxpayer Money “Immoral” 


September 1, 2011


Nicholas Horton


Searcy, AR – Citizens for Responsible Taxation, a watchdog group in White County that formed to oppose the Searcy Bypass Tax hike, is denouncing the misuse of taxpayer funds regarding the county’s new “Economic Development Liaison.”

“Quite simply, the county judge’s office is using taxpayer money to promote the tax increase proposal.  Voters want it to stop,” CRT Chairman Nicholas Horton said.

“Taxpayers are having their own money used against them and, quite frankly, wasted. These actions to promote the tax increase are unethical & wasteful.  The decision about this tax is up to the people.

Today, we are calling on the White County Quorum Court to intervene & freeze the county judge’s discretionary spending account until after the special election on September 13th.  Voters on both sides of the tax issue agree:  our money should not be spent promoting a political agenda,” said Horton.

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About CRT

Citizens for Responsible Taxation is a watchdog group that formed on July 22nd, 2011 to oppose the White County tax increase proposal set for a vote on September 13th.   For more information about CRT, visit us at, on Twitter @BypassTaxes or on Facebook at “Bypass Taxes on September 13th.”


The Arkansas Patriot is a conservative organization dedicated to equipping citizens with the truth, insuring transparent government, and encouraging citizens to question their government boldly.  Contact The Patriot at 


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