Here's an update on spending in the Little Rock school tax election Tuesday.
The group supporting the tax, the Committee to Rebuild Our Schools Now
, reported raising an additional $19,150 since its first report, for a total of $30,400 so far, with $19,000 left to spend on May 2, when the report was filed. Most of the original $11,000 went for postage, plus Facebook advertising.
Most of the money came from six sources: Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
, $5,000; Delta Dental,
$2,500; Haskell Dickinson
, a contractor, $4,000; the Arkansas Realtors Association
$5,000; Robert McLarty,
a political consultant working with the campaign, $1,000, and Jordan Johnson,
also a political consultant (but to clarify, since some misinterpreted, NOT on this campaign), $1,000. The architectural firm of Witsell Evans Rasco
gave $250, and lawyer Herb Rule
and Rich Nagel
, retired director of the Arkansas Education Association, gave $200 each.
I don't have the latest from Citizen Against Taxation Without Representation
, but a volunteer in that campaign said he expected it would show $2,000 to $3,000 in contributions.