Arkansas's sales tax jumps by half a cent Monday with the proceeds funding state highway improvements.
Voters OK'd the temporary tax last year to help address a shortfall in highway funds. The $1.8 billion raised will be added to other revenue to provide $6 billion in road funding during the next decade.
State highway officials say Arkansas needs about $23 billion to tackle all the necessary projects. With the increase, Arkansas' new sales tax rate will be 6.5 percent.
Tomorrow is the deadline for public comment regarding the new Voter ID law, according to the office of the Secretary of State.
The law, also known as Act 595, requires Arkansans to present a photo identification to election officials at the time of voting. Despite being vetoed by Governor Mike Beebe, the law was put into effect earlier this year and has been met with controversy since its enactment.
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The Laman Public Library has a new photography exhibit for visitors. “Discover Greatness: An Illustrated History of the Negro Baseball Leagues” will be displayed until August 24th.
Dan Noble, spokesman for the library, says the exhibit features 90 photographs, some over 100 years old. He encourages people of all ages to come see them.
"It's just a great exhibit...people can just stop by on their lunch break or make a little afternoon out of it but I think the people of Arkansas would really be interested in seeing this," said Noble.
Nordex USA says it is shuttering its Jonesboro production facility that once promised to employ 750 workers.
The plant, which manufactured “nacelles” for large wind turbines said it will complete the orders in its pipeline and then shut the $40 million factory down. Nacelles house the engine and other key turbine components and sit high atop a wind turbine tower.
A copy of the U.S. Constitution belonging to former president George Washington will be on display starting Saturday, June 29 at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in downtown Little Rock.
The document, a bound book taken from a private collection, is traveling nationwide and will be shown at all thirteen presidential libraries. It was previously displayed at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta and will continue to the recently completed George W. Bush Presidential Library located on the campus of Southern Methodist University.