Issue 1 will be on the ballot in November. Issue 1 would make the 0.5% sales tax used to help with highways and roads permanent.
Quorum Court Supports Issue 1
The Calhoun County Quorum Court made a resolution giving their support of Issue 1 on the Arkansas Constitution. The tax is set to expire in 2023, but voting “yes” on Issue 1 would make the tax permanent in the state. The revenue from the tax goes to highways, roads, and bridges in Arkansas.
County Judge Floyd Nutt told the quorum court they couldn’t afford to lose it. The resolution states Calhoun County will lose $310,837 annually for local county roads without the continuation of the sales tax.
It points out that without the continuation of the sales tax, the state would be unable to meet the severe and pressing needs to maintain and improve the state’s system of state highways, county roads, and city streets.
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