Holt Opposes "Special Session of Spending"
Here is the excerpt from his newsletter.
"Hold onto your wallets. A prospective education special session to pour over three hundred million more of your tax dollars into the education machine has been proposed for April 3rd. The money is an attempt to placate the courts who have said that the schools are "grossly underfunded". It is doubtful if even that amount of money will satisfy the State Supreme Court, as the legislature's own study said there was an immediate need for $2.3 billion more dollars to meet the court's orders. We are grateful to Chief Justice Jim Hannah and Justice Jim Gunter for dissenting in this case. They correctly ruled that the courts were exceeding their authority. Let's pray for the other judges to come to understand their wisdom.
We must stop this special session in order to save our pocketbooks! A special session can only be put off if there is no "consensus" among legislators that your wallet should be emptied in an effort to please the judges. For the record, Jim is against spending the money, and is considering sponsoring a resolution taking this issue to the people. The case is good that the courts have exceeded their authority and everyone knows it is the legislature, not the courts, who are supposed to have the power of the purse strings in our American System of Separation of Powers. Jim is working to stop the spending frenzy, but he can't do it alone. Abraham Lincoln said, "with public opinion behind me I can do everything, without it I can do nothing." We need your help. Contact your legislators and tell them NO to the special session. Arkansans already have the 8th highest tax burden.
for the Holt Campaign- this is Mark Moore reporting.