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5:51 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Arkansas Highway Officials To Talk About Tax Projects

State highway officials are updating lawmakers on the road projects that will be funded with a half-cent sales tax that took effect this month.

Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department Director Scott Bennett is scheduled to appear Thursday before a legislative committee to talk about the new road projects.

Voters last year approved the tax, which will raise about $1.8 billion during the next decade for the state's highway needs.

The half-cent tax increase is set to expire by 2023. State highway officials have said they hope to begin working on the projects by the end of the year.