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Last updated on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 2:46 pm

Asa Hutchinson

Hutchinson Announces New Highway Program; No New Taxes

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 ]

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