Nora Harris

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Nora Harris is a well-known tax activist and president of Empower Arkansas.

In 1998 she became embroiled in the controversy surrounding the funding of the Clinton Library, filing suit against the City of Little Rock. To pay for the land as promised for Clinton's library, city officials had issued $16.4 million in park revenue bonds. Harris complained that the improvement bond issue had not been put to a citywide vote.

City attorney Tom Carpenter has called Harris a "tax resister and tax kook, who would only be happy living in Little Rock if Bill Gates came in and paid for all city services so she wouldn't have to pay anything."

Pulaski County Chancellor Alice Gray ruled against Harris in June 1999. The Supreme Court decision in the case of Nora Harris v. City of Little Rock resulted in a 2002 dismissal.


  • Elizabeth Albanese, "Little Rock Faces Legal Hurdles On the Way to Clinton Library," Bond Buyer, 333 (July 13, 2000): 1.
  • Suzi Parker, "Clinton's Latest Legal Hurdle: A Library Site for His Legacy," Christian Science Monitor, August 16, 1999.
  • Suzi Parker, "Nobody's Being Quiet in Clinton's Library," U.S. News & World Report, August 2, 1999.

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