Barbour Wants State ACORN Funding Cut Off

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Gov. Haley Barbour has issued an executive order ending any state funding given to the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now, known as ACORN.

Barbour's order was delivered to the secretary of state's office Monday. Barbour said in a news release he wants the state fiscal officer to conduct a review of the state's relationship with ACORN and cut off any funding of current contracts.

The release didn't say how much state money goes to ACORN or for what programs.

ACORN has come under fire for a hidden camera video involving a couple posing as a prostitute and her pimp. On the video, two ACORN workers apparently advise the couple to lie about her profession and launder her earnings to get housing aid.

The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate has voted overwhelmingly to eliminate funding for ACORN.


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