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These are stories related to the 2022 election.

Voters to Decide Library Funding November 8

Craighead County-Jonesboro Public Library

Craighead County voters will go to the polls in November that could decide the future of the Craighead County-Jonesboro Public Library. The library currently gets two mills through property taxes. The proposal would reduce it to one mill. Library Director Vanessa Adams says they have six million dollars in the bank, and it takes four million dollars a year to run eight branches and all the outreach programs the library has.

One of the citizens who filed the petition was State Senator Dan Sullivan. Speaking to KASU news as a citizen, not a state senator, Sullivan says the library should follow a state model…when there is a surplus, give it back to the people.

The issues goes before voters November 8. KASU News wants to give you both sides of the issue. You will hear both interviews KASU's Johnathan Reaves conducted with director of the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library Vanessa Adams and State Senator Dan Sullivan. Click on the listen button to hear the interviews back-to-back.

Johnathan Reaves is the News Director for KASU Public Radio. As part of an Air Force Family, he moved to Arkansas from Minot, North Dakota in 1986. He was first bitten by the radio bug after he graduated from Gosnell High School in 1992. While working on his undergraduate degree, he worked at KOSE, a small 1,000 watt AM commercial station in Osceola, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Arkansas State University in 1996 with a degree in Radio-Television Broadcast News, he decided that he wanted to stay in radio news. He moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas and worked for East Arkansas Broadcasters as news director and was there for 16 years.