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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Outrage: $700,000 tax money for private organization

Posted By on Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 7:00 AM

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John Brummett is sore about legislative approval of a $700,000 appropriation (which may not be funded) for the private Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame. Aren't these hard times? Didn't this same legislature, led by conservative-talking Republicans, bridle for a day at spending $6,000 on the Arkansas School for the Deaf? Should government really be setting up a revenue stream for a private organization?

He's on a tear on this one. And I'm not arguing a bit. But I'm not sure I'd like to see the results of an Arkansas plebiscite on a choice between spending $700,000 on the Sports Hall of Fame and, say, Medicaid.

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