Our state’s road funding system is broken. Throwing more money at the problem won’t help without serious reforms.
Under Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s most recent proposal, Arkansans would pay $205 million more in a permanent extension of a temporary sales tax.
Not only do these taxes hurt middle and low-income families the most, they negate the recent income-tax relief signed into law.
There are ways to fund state projects and address targeted priorities to improve our roads, but extending the sales tax on hardworking, middle and low-income Arkansans isn’t the best way.
Tell Gov. Hutchinson to focus on prioritizing reforms, not raising our taxes.