Roads bill (SB336) on Arkansas Senate’s agenda

Senate leaders expect this week to begin considering the first part of the governor’s state highway maintenance and construction plan.

Sen. Terry Rice, R-Waldron, on Thursday introduced Senate Bill 336, which would raise about $95 million annually for the Arkansas Department of Transportation with a new wholesale fuel tax; increased license fees on hybrid and electric cars; and an infusion of other state revenue, including casino gambling receipts.