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Governor Seeks Extension of Road Tax

Governor Asa Hutchinson looks to keep a current road tax on the books for a longer period of time.

The current half cent sales tax is set to expire in 2023, but Governor Hutchinson, along with lobbying groups, would like to extend it. The current tax was approved by voters in 2012.

The state legislature approved a highway funding package earlier this year which included the ballot measure extending the tax.

Governor Hutchinson has set this as his top priority in next years ballot initiative and has the backing of the Arkansas Trucking Association and the state Chamber of Commerce.

Hutchinson says the tax will help the states economy and will provide over $205 million per year in funding for state roads.

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