DALLAS — A $1.3 billion network of bond-financed highways linking major cities in Arkansas would enhance the state's economy and quality of life, proponents said in a study released Tuesday at a news conference in Little Rock.

Voters will decide Nov. 6 on a 10-year, 0.5% sales tax hike to support $1.3 billion of state bonds to build the four-lane system. Cities and counties would also share $700 million of the additional revenues for local road efforts.  

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