UA Study: Tangible Economic Benefits for Craighead, Faulkner, Saline Going Wet

by Lee Hogan  on Wednesday, Jul. 2, 2014 10:38 am  

That translates to 25,000 in Saline County, 24,800 in Faulkner County and 20,000 in Craighead County.

As of Tuesday, Natalie Ghidoitti, a spokesperson for the group, said more than 75 percent of the required signatures have been gathered in each county. County initiatives have until July 7 to gather signatures and submit them to the Arkansas Secretary of State.

Our Community, Our Dollars has been funded by retailers like Wal-Mart and Kum & Go. In it's first financial report filed with the Arkansas Ethics Commission in May, the group showed $625,000 in contributions — $600,000 from Wal-Mart and $25,000 from Kum & Go.

Allen, the group's president, is a former Wal-Mart executive. The group's treasure, Polly Martin, is the president of the Arkansas Grocers & Retail Merchants.



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