At a news conference at the Capitol today, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced his recommendation for a new highway program for the state.
The governor’s recommendation provides a state investment of approximately $750 million to the Highway Department over the next 10 years — based off of the previous 10 year history — without raising taxes or introducing any new taxes to Arkansans.
A breakdown of the proposal can be found here.
This state match allows Arkansas to access over $2 billion in federal highway money over the next 10 years.
“In addition to a state investment of more than three-quarters of a billion dollars over 10 years, this new program allows us to access billions of dollars in federal highway money, without raising taxes,” Hutchinson said in a statement.... [ MORE ]