LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Americans for Prosperity – Arkansas issued the following statement Tuesday evening after voters in Pulaski County soundly rejected the $18 million proposed sales tax hike for Rock Region Metro.
“The voters of Pulaski County sent an overwhelming message tonight that they are taxed enough already,” said AFP-Arkansas State Director David Ray. “Instead of doubling the budget for public transit, voters want to keep taxes low and focus on the core functions of government like roads, education, and public safety.
AFP-Arkansas sought to alert voters to this impending tax increase through a strong grassroots effort that engaged volunteers and citizen activists from all across Pulaski County. As part of that effort, AFP Arkansas knocked on nearly 5,000 doors and made over 39,000 live phone calls to alert taxpayers to the March 1st vote.