City, county and state officials along with chamber executives and business leaders offered Tuesday (March 10) their support to permanently extend a half-cent sales tax for highway projects.
More than 130 people attended the ninth of 12 meetings that the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) is hosting across the state on the tax. Voters in the Nov. 3 general election will decide whether to extend a half-cent sales tax for highway projects. In 2019, Gov. Asa Hutchinson proposed a $300 million plan for highways, and later that year, the governor and other supporters of the tax extension launched a campaign for Issue 1 that will be on the November ballot.