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Huckabee Rolls Out Campaign Logo for December Bond Vote

NOVEMBER 4, 2005 - Posted at 8:01 a.m. CST

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Governor Huckabee has launched another segment of the campaign to promote a highway bond program that will be on the ballot for a special election on December 13.  Another bond issue on the ballot is devoted to higher education.  Huckabee said yesterday that both measures will provide great benefits for a relatively low price.

Huckabee said the proposals do not call for restraining taxes, and he pledged the state would not go upside down on unserviceable debt.

The first question on the ballot would indefinitely extend the state Highway Commission's authority to issue bonds for interstate highway repairs.  The power the measure would give to the commission helped sway the Arkansas Trucking Association to oppose the ballot item.  The association stated its stance hours before Huckabee's news conference yesterday.

Huckabee said the move by the trucks was a bit of a surprise.  He said he hoped the organization would rethink its position, since no one will benefit more from good roads than the trucking companies will.

Huckabee showed off a logo the pro-bonds campaign will use.  He said the design will highlight the fact that there are two separate issues on the ballot, roads and education.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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