Arkansas Ballot Issues explained by U of A Public Policy


(Referred to the people by the Arkansas General Assembly)

0.5% Sales Tax for State Highways and Bridges, County Roads, City Streets, Bridges, and other surface transportation

This ballot initiative proposes making permanent a 0.5% state sales tax that currently helps fund Arkansas’s four-lane highway system, county roads, and city streets, by amending the Arkansas Constitution to include the tax. The existing 0.5% sales tax, which is used partially to repay highway, road and street bonds, is set to expire in June 2023

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