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Quorum court to discuss 'wet/dry vote' on Thursday

Posted: June 4, 2014 - 3:14pm

The Faulkner County Quorum Court will meet on Thursday to discuss “the possibility of a wet/dry vote in Faulkner County,” according to a news release sent by the county administration.

It’s likely that the possibility of a resolution by the Quorum Court against a “wet” Faulkner County will be discussed. Some JPs believe that the addition of liquor stores will result in more DWI arrests, which will mean more county money going to jail costs and a likely need for more patrol deputies — all of which these JPs say would outweigh the sales tax increase alcohol sales could bring.

County Judge Allen Dodson said that he expects the court to also discuss ways for the county to respond to the possibility of going wet.

“A county would want to be out in front of it regardless, and there ought to be a dialogue for either outcome and preparation for either outcome,” Dodson said.

The court will meet at 6 p.m. in Courtroom A on the second floor of the Faulkner County Courthouse. 

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lachowsj
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lachowsj 06/04/14 - 07:12 pm
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The Rapert effect

Why would the court waste everyone's time voting on a meaningless, non-binding resolution? Oh, yeah. The Rapert effect.

conwaygerl
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conwaygerl 06/05/14 - 06:49 am
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Vote wet

So we can watch videos like this when downtown floods

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tHqdgkI7rVs

SWIBC
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SWIBC 06/05/14 - 07:44 am
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OMG !!! Not more drunks, what

OMG !!! Not more drunks, what about the children, what about the nasty liquor that might attract pedophiles...... good grief people get a life and stop grand standing, besides if it does pass, I am sure Andy will get what he wants and waste more county tax payer money on an issue that can not be proven.

Besides the county can always send a lawsuit to Judge Piazza or Fox since they like to overturn citizen votes on a consistent basis so the vote probably won;t matter in the end.

357
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357 06/05/14 - 07:36 pm
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I was glad to see the Quorum

I was glad to see the Quorum Court make a stand against the wet initiative based on the negative financial impact it would have on the county. One of the JP's made an informative case showing that alcohol sales is not a revenue boom for the county.

sevenof400
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sevenof400 06/05/14 - 10:34 pm
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So 357....

..do you live in Conway or Pulaski county?

357
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357 06/06/14 - 09:31 am
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I don't live in Conway or

I don't live in Conway or Pulaski County. Where do you live?

Protondecay123
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Protondecay123 06/06/14 - 08:34 am
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Ignorance

At its best. Wet counties have lower DWI rates , lower rates of Alcoholism and increased revenues. The Qurorum Courts reasoning is ludicrous .

357
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357 06/06/14 - 09:54 am
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Is that your gut feel or do

Is that your gut feel or do you actually have supporting information that liquor stores actually decrease the DWI rates?

conwaygerl
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conwaygerl 06/09/14 - 03:41 pm
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Gut

I've asked before, without any reply

conwaygerl
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conwaygerl 06/09/14 - 03:41 pm
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Gut

I've asked before, without any reply

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