Issue 1 Asks Voters to Approve Permanent Sales Tax to Support Roads

Oct 15, 2020

Issue 1, which was referred to the voters by the Arkansas General Assembly, proposes amending the Arkansas Constitution to make permanent a half-cent sales tax that currently helps fund the state's four-lane highway system, county roads and city streets. Proponents say every county will receive funding from the tax, so all Arkansans will benefit. Opponents say there are cost-saving measures that can be taken before extending a sales tax that was supposed to be temporary.