Campaign launched to oppose Arkansas highway tax measure

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An unlikely coalition of anti-tax advocates, environmentalists, and community groups has formed to campaign against an Arkansas highway sales tax measure backed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson and top lobbying groups.

The “No Permanent Tax. No On Issue 1″ committee that was formed to oppose the highway measure launched its campaign Friday and detailed the groups in its coalition.

The proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot calls for permanently extending a half-cent sales tax voters approved in 2012 for highway needs.

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