Tax and condemn | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Tax and condemn

Posted By on Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 4:49 PM

By popular demand we note that the Republican Party-financed "independent" 527 -- the Coalition for Arkanas' Future -- is touting new ads scoring Mike Beebe for voting for tax increases and for saying Arkansas's constitutional protection of private property is sufficient despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allowed limited private-to-private condemnations in Connecticut.

The tax record is the tax record. Beebe can make a persuasive case that the state needed the money and also that he was the architect (lamentably in our view) of a huge property tax break that was designed to quell a property tax rebellion. If he can't make that case, he shouldn't be elected. Condemnation is a bogus issue. Not a piece of property in Arkansas has been threatened on account of the Connecticut ruling and the state Constitution will be powerfully hard to override should it happen.

Speaking of ads: Kenny Mac makes a comment on an earlier blog post that's worth highlighting. It was about the A$a ads vowing that the state wouldn't hire illegal aliens on HIS watch. Is A$a suggesting that Arkansas (Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee, prop.) is hiring illegal aliens? Could he get his campaign partner to please stop?

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (14)

Showing 1-14 of 14

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-14 of 14

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Judge Griffen: Why black lives matter

    Another few words from Judge Wendell Griffen growing from the controversy over the sale of Black Lives Matter T-shirts at the state black history museum — removed by the administration and restored after protests from Griffen and others stirred by a story in the Arkansas Times:
    • Mar 13, 2016
  • Arkansan on Obama's latest commutation list

    President Obama today announced commutations of the sentences of 111 federal prisoners, including one from Arkansas.
    • Aug 30, 2016
  • Arkansas legislature rejects bipartisan effort to study race relations

    On Friday, the Arkansas Legislative Council soundly rejected a bipartisan effort by two senators to to create a temporary legislative subcommittee to study race relations in the state.
    • Sep 15, 2017

Most Shared

  • ASU to reap $3.69 million from estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn

    Arkansas State University announced today plans for spending an expected $3.69 million gift in the final distribution of the estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn, who died in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
  • Bad health care bill, again

    Wait! Postpone tax reform and everything else for a while longer because the Senate is going to try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act one more time before September ends and while it can do it with the votes of only 50 senators.
  • Sex on campus

    Look, the Great Campus Rape Crisis was mainly hype all along. What Vice President Joe Biden described as an epidemic of sexual violence sweeping American college campuses in 2011 was vastly overstated.
  • The inadequate legacy of Brown

    LRSD continues to abdicate its responsibility to educate poor black students.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation