A study of Pulaski County by a task force from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock said the county is making progress putting its finances in order after voters in 2006 turned down an 0.25% increase in the sales tax to generate more than $18 million for additional jail beds and anti-crime efforts.

Charles E. Hathaway, chairman of the task force and chancellor emeritus at UALR, praised the county’s improved financial system at a news conference as the report was presented last week to Pulaski County Judge Buddy Villines.

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