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In Issue 3, debt limit shed to go after jobs

By Brian Fanney

This article was originally published November 6, 2016 at 3:35 a.m. Updated November 6, 2016 at 3:35 a.m.

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Sen. Jon Woods, R-Springdale, left, is shown in this file photo.

Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, is shown in this file photo.

Andy Mayberry, a former lawmaker who is again running for a House seat in East End in Saline County, is shown in this file photo.

Little Rock resident Jim Lynch is shown in this file photo with Dr. Joel Anderson, left, and Judge Wendell Griffen, right.

Mike Rogers of Sherwood yawns as he waits to vote Saturday morning at the Jack Evans Senior Citizens Center in Sherwood. Lines started to form around ...

Information about Issue 3's changes on economic development.

After Toyota chose Texas over Arkansas in 2003 to build its full-size pickup, Arkansas lawmakers pushed for a constitutional amendment that allowed them to issue debt to pay companies that bring jobs to the Natural State.

Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, is shown in this file photo.

Andy Mayberry, a former lawmaker who is again running for a House seat in East End in Saline County, is shown in this file photo.

Little Rock resident Jim Lynch is shown in this file photo with Dr. Joel Anderson, left, and Judge Wendell Griffen, right.

Mike Rogers of Sherwood yawns as he waits to vote Saturday morning at the Jack Evans Senior Citizens Center in Sherwood. Lines started to form around ...

Information about Issue 3's changes on economic development.

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PM1118 says... November 6, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

NO!!! We can't trust the gov or legislators to make these decisions! The safeguards in the current law are there for good reasons. VOTE NO!

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Popsmith says... November 6, 2016 at 1:32 p.m.

Like any other policy we have to trust our government to administer it honestly.

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LR1955 says... November 6, 2016 at 1:42 p.m.

Keep the Cap in place!
There is a reason for the limit!

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Shearload says... November 6, 2016 at 3:05 p.m.

The debt limit was written into the constitution for good reasons, based on experience. Let's not remove it. Changed party labels have not improved our politicians.

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AR2READER says... November 8, 2016 at 11:49 a.m.

Did everyone read the part that said taxpayers might get hit with the debt? Surely everyone read the part about paying different groups to work on bringing jobs in, but after being paid all that money, what if they don't, I didn't read that they had to give the money back, did you??
I voted NO on 3

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