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Highway Tax Passes; Region Awaits Projects

Officials: More Than $400 Million Expected

Posted: November 8, 2012 at 1:58 a.m.

Northwest Arkansas voters Tuesday came out heavily in support of a 10-year, half-cent sales tax to pay for highway construction in the state, helping Issue 1 pass by a margin of 58 percent to 42 percent, statewide. Now it’s time for a big payoff in regional and local road projects.

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