Ark. highway officials to talk about tax projects
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - State highway officials are updating lawmakers on the road projects that will be funded with a half-cent sales tax that took effect this month.
Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department Director Scott Bennett is scheduled to appear Thursday before a legislative committee to talk about the new road projects. Voters last year approved the tax, which will raise about $1.8 billion during the next decade for the state's highway needs. The half-cent tax increase is set to expire by 2023.
State highway officials have said they hope to begin working on the projects by the end of the year.Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.