The governor's highway plan: sales tax, fuel tax, gambling tax, electric car fees

Gov. Asa Hutchinson this morning proposed a $300 million plan, the biggest ever, to increase spending on highways.The elements:* $205 million by making permanent a half-cent sales tax currently dedicated to highway bonds. This would require voter approval in 2020. The tax would otherwise expire June 20, 2023.* $58 million from a fuel tax at the wholesale level that would work out to about 3 cents a gallon on gas and 6 cents on diesel. This will require legislative approval and a simple...

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