LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 9, 2012) -- Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Mark A. Darr released the following statement today in support of Ballot Issue #1.
"Today I am announcing my support of Ballot Issue #1 concerning Arkansas Highways. No one hates taxes more than me; however, one of the primary functions of government is to build roads and infrastructure and this act does just that. My two primary reasons for supporting Ballot Issue #1 are the 40,000 non-government jobs that will be created and or protected and the relief of heavy traffic congestion. Traffic congestion has become a serious issue in Central Arkansas as well as Northwest Arkansas.
"I believe this act will address those needs. Only 3 percent of the stimulus money received a few years ago went to improving our roads. With Ballot Issue #1, 100% of funds will go towards roads. I believe doing nothing is more costly to the state of Arkansas and its citizens than implementing this act. I am proud of Senator Boozman's leadership on this particular issue and I am pleased to join him in supporting Ballot Issue #1."
(Copyright 2012 Office of Lt. Mark A. Darr)