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A Searcy Water Park? How Will the Extra $12 Million in Tax Dollars be Spent?

I went on the local news talk station this morning to visit with Grant Carey about the proposed White County tax increase.  There I announced the launch of our new website, BypassTheBypassTax.com and our Facebook page.

One of my concerns (and the concerns of the callers) relates to the extra $12 million that will be collected by the county.  I say extra because the tax will bring in an estimated $18 million but only $6 million is needed to cover the bypass costs.

In previous articles on The Patriot, I have speculated that the city of Searcy’s extra money may be used to fund an aquatic center.   Some have said this was silly and unfounded, that the only goal of the Searcy City Council was to obtain extra funding for road improvements.  But this morning on the air I read a document that was circulated at the last meeting of the County Budget Committee.

Read it for yourself:

This is truly baffling because this aquatic center agenda has been clearly rejected by the people of Searcy and the people of White County certainly do not want to pay for Searcy’s water park–nor should they.

Now it is up to the people to make their voice heard on September 13th.

Nicholas Horton is the Editor of The Arkansas Patriot & former Searcy City Council candidate.  He owns & operates Horton’s Lawn Care in Searcy.  In his spare time, he volunteers for various political causes.  Contact Nicholas at arkansaspatriot@gmail.com & follow him on Twitter.


Top 10 Places to See in Arkansas

With a bad economy & ridiculously high gas prices, many cannot afford to travel out of state this summer.  But there is a lot to do right here in Arkansas.

To commemorate the 175th birthday of the State of Arkansas, Arkansas.com hosted an online poll asking readers to vote for their favorite places to visit in The Natural State.  In alpha order, here are the Top 10:

  1. Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
  2. Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs
  3. Eureka Springs Downtown Historic District
  4. Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs
  5. MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, Little Rock
  6. Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
  7. Ozark Medieval Fortress, Lead Hill
  8. Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
  9. Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
  10. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Eureka Springs

So far I have visited numbers 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8.  Number 7 is definitely next on my list.

 

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 arkansaspatriot@gmail.com 

 

AR Joint Budget Committee Removes Judicial Pay Raises

The Joint Budget Committee met yesterday to consider a recommendation from the House to remove judicial pay raises from this year’s appropriations bill.  The committee voted to remove the pay raises that would have amounted to approximately $500,000.

Click here to read the full context of these developments from last week.

Fundraising Luncheon with Congressman John Boozman, August 13th

Congressman John Boozman (AR-3) will be hosting a fundraising luncheon in Searcy on August 13th at Doc’s Grill.

All are invited & welcome to attend, but space is limited–guests must RSVP on Facebook.

The luncheon is co-hosted by several local business leaders.  In addition, co-hosts include politicians such as Congressman Ed Bethune, former U.S. Senate candidate Fred Ramey, & State Representative Jonathan Dismang.

The event begins at 11:30 a.m.

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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.  The editor can be reached at arkansaspatriot@gmail.com Follow The Patriot on Twitter and Facebook.

Laforce Does Not Recognize Nutter–Must Have Been the Tie.

This video clearly shows the type of bickering that is impeding true progress in this city.

Here the mayor is clearly seen denying an alderman a right to even pose a question during last night’s city council meeting.  Just imagine how bad things would be if the city was still under a partisan system (the non-partisan resolution passed last year by the council was designed to heal all of the party-invoked wounds and disagreement on the council):

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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.  The editor can be reached at arkansaspatriot@gmail.com Follow The Patriot on Twitter and Facebook.


“Make Mine Freedom”

This short film was produced by Harding College during the Cold War.  How often we take for granted the simplest of freedoms.

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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.  The editor can be reached at arkansaspatriot@gmail.com Follow The Patriot on Twitter and Facebook.

American Majority/Americans For Prosperity Coming to Searcy

This Thursday at noon, American Majority and Americans For Prosperity will be in Searcy for activist training.

The cost is $5 if you pre-register at AmericanMajority.org or $10 at the door.

The event is scheduled from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and will be held at Holiday Inn Express on Ferren Trail.

More details are available at the Facebook Event.

Incidentally, if the Searcy A&P Tax receives the approval of the voters, then these types of reservations for convention rooms will cost you and I an extra 3% of our hard-earned money.

Vote AGAINST the A&P Tax this week at the County Clerk’s Office and next Tuesday at the Carmichael Center.

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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.  The editor can be reached at arkansaspatriot@gmail.com Follow The Patriot on Twitter and Facebook.