Arkansas voters will decide in November 2012 on two bond-related constitutional amendments the General Assembly placed on the ballot last week. Lawmakers can put three amendments to voters every two years, but opted only for the two bond proposals.

House Joint Resolution 1001 calls for a 10-year, 0.5% increase in the state sales tax rate to finance up to $1.8 billion of revenue bonds. If voters approve, proceeds would be used to build a network of four-lane roads to connect major cities in the state.

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