BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE NATE BELL –
Early voting is underway and I’m continuing to get lots of questions from constituents about the proposals on this year’s ballot. Ballot issues can be confusing and there are always people who are willing to spin, twist and otherwise obfuscate their effects to advance their own agenda.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve published op-eds detailing my opinion on each of the ballot questions in local newspapers and on several internet pages. Here are links to each of them.
Issue 1: https://www.facebook.com/notes/representative-nate-bell/proposed-constitutional-amendment-1/10152521447904262?fref=nf
Issue 2: https://www.facebook.com/notes/representative-nate-bell/proposed-constitutional-amendment-issue-2/10152370748484262
Issue 3: https://www.facebook.com/notes/representative-nate-bell/proposed-constitutional-amendment-3/10152386719764262
Issue 4: https://www.facebook.com/notes/representative-nate-bell/ballot-question-4/10152523781929262?fref=nf
Issue 5: https://www.facebook.com/notes/representative-nate-bell/ballot-initiative-5/10152510127114262
The University of Arkansas Public Policy Center does an excellent job providing unbiased explanations of the ballot questions in their issue publications. Here are the links to each of the fact sheets. I hope they will assist you in making educated choices about each of the issues presented.
Issue 1: http://uaex.edu/business-communities/voter-education/FSPPC312%20LegReview.pdf
Issue 2: http://uaex.edu/business-communities/voter-education/FSPPC313%20Signatures.pdf
Issue 3: http://uaex.edu/business-communities/voter-education/FSPPC314%20Ethics.pdf
Issue 4: http://uaex.edu/business-communities/voter-education/FSPPC315AlcoholAmend.pdf
Issue 5: http://uaex.edu/business-communities/voter-education/FSPPC316MinimumWage.pdf
The issues addressed by these ballot questions are important issues and the decisions made will affect Arkansas’ future for generations. Please don’t let anyone fool you with a few sound bites or platitudes. Get the facts, be informed and go vote.