Lead big for sales tax for roads

10-year levy would raise $2.8 billion for state’s highways, streets

Posted: November 7, 2012 at 1:56 a.m.

A proposal to raise the state’s sales tax by 0.5 percentage point to 6.5 percent for 10 years to raise $2.8 billion to build four-lane highways and roads appeared to garner the approval of most Arkansas voters Tuesday night.

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Front Section, Pages 9 on 11/07/2012