NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR – North Little Rock Mayor Pat Hays said Tuesday night that the penny sales tax increase failed.
Opposition to the sales tax increase came from the TEA Party, who said that money for police and firefighters should come from somewhere else.
Mayor Hays tells Fox 16 that he might be willing to ask the voters for a sales tax increase again, but it won’t be at least for another year.
Elsewhere, residents of Benton are considering the extension of a 1.5% hospitality tax. That measure passed with 72% in favor of the extension. The revenue generated from that tax is slated to go to the construction of a convention center in Benton.
Statewide, voters went to the polls to consider a $575 million road bond package
to improve more than 400 miles of interstate highways. That question passed by a 4-1 margin.