Potential Highway Program Funding

Highway Construction

A permanent half-cent sales tax for roads. An increase in the motor fuel tax. Registration fees, revenue transfers, and reforming the procurement process.

These are all ideas being floated to craft a highway funding plan in the Arkansas Legislature, according to Rep. Andy Davis, R-Little Rock, who is one of several lawmakers in the middle of discussions.

Davis appeared on this week’s edition of Talk Business & Politics to discuss a highway plan and Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s state government reorganization effort.

“I think any highway plan is going to have to be a combination of several things. It could be sales tax, it could be motor fuel tax. It could be registration fees. It could be some revenue transfer. Everything has to be on the table. Highway funding has got to be one of the most complicated problems to solve,” Davis said.   MORE

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