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windfall could satisfy the need for a growing revenue stream for maintenance and construction. Also, there is a direct nexus between the substantial increases over the past decade in commercial truck traffic on our highways and local roads and bridges from the substantial increases in transportation of inventory from internet sales.


It is apparent a simple increase in the motor fuels tax would not meet the criteria of growing over time, as posed by the Governor. Indexing motor fuel taxes to the U.S. Consumer Price Index will assist to correct the systemic lack of growth in motor fuel tax revenues and the purchasing power. Several states have enacted a sales tax on the motor fuels tax at the wholesale level. The Working Group recommendation included both of these methods for due consideration and the CJAA resolved to support funding methods that meet the Governor’s stated criteria.


Finally, the Working Group recommended due consideration of several modest to large transfers from general revenue. Transfers from General Revenue were proposed during the last two regular sessions, unsuccessfully. If done in respect to a portion of sales related to motor vehicles, such transfers could meet the Governor’s proposed criteria. Perhaps responsible transfers in accordance with the 70-15-15 split for purpose of maintenance tied to motor vehicle related sales could meet the Governor’s criteria and not jeopardize


the priority needs of state and county governments. The Devil is in the details. The CJAA, county officials, justices of the peace and their constituencies will continue to work with the Governor and the General Assembly to arrive at a prudent solution that meets the Governor’s proposed criteria for addressing the dire needs for increasing revenues for our state highways, city streets, county roads and bridges. Meanwhile, each county judge and county quorum court are encouraged to engage the Governor and their members of the legislature to oppose efforts to modify the traditional 70-15-15 split, to shift thousands of miles of state highways to local taxpayers, to delegate new funding be directed exclusively for new construction or state aid. Please assure that the funding needs of your local roads and bridges are no less important to your community than building more four-lane interstates and highways.


On the Web: Look for the Governor’s Working Group on Highway Funding preliminary report and


the CJAA resolution at www.arcounties.org Search “Highway Funding” and “Judges’ Resolution.”


County & District Officials Directory 2015-2016 Corrections/Updates CLEBURNE COUNTY


• E-mail for County Judge Jerry Holmes: judgejholmes@yahoo.com CLEVELAND COUNTY • E-mail for County Clerk Jimmy Cummings:


jimmycummings@yahoo.com FAULKNER COUNTY • Interim sheriff is Matt Rice GRANT COUNTY


• E-mail for County/Circuit Clerk Carol Ewing:


grantcoclerk@gmail.com HEMPSTEAD COUNTY • E-mail for Treasurer Judy Lee Flowers: treasurer@hempsteadcountyar.com JOHNSON COUNTY • E-mail for Treasurer/Collector Leta Willis: jocotreascoll2@yahoo.com LONOKE COUNTY • E-mail for Sheriff John Staley: jstaley@lonokeso.com MARION COUNTY • Interim sheriff is Joan Vickers MILLER COUNTY


• Phone Number for County Treasurer Danny Lewis: COUNTY LINES, FALL 2015


(870) 774-0003 OUACHITA COUNTY


• Fax number for County Judge Robbie McAdoo: (870) 837-2218


• Phone number for County Sheriff David Norwood: (870) 231-5300 VAN BUREN COUNTY • Address for County Judge Roger Hooper: P.O. Box 60


• Email for County Clerk Pam Bradford: bradford.vbcclerk@mymedia3.com • Email for Circuit Clerk Ester Bass: vbccircuitclerk@gmail.com • Email for Collector Lisa Nunley: vbctaxes@gmail.com • Email for Treasurer Kim Hunley: vanburencountytreasurer@gmail.com • Email for Assessor Trina Jones: vbcassessor@gmail.com • Spelling of J.P.’s name should be Dell Holt, not Dell Hold WHITE COUNTY


• Email for County Judge Michael Lincoln: wcjudgeasst@att.net YELL COUNTY


• Phone number for Collector Bill Gilkey: (479) 495-4869


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