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Huckabee Frustrated with Trucking Group in Highway Bond Fight

NOVEMBER 9, 2005 - Posted at 7:59 a.m. CST

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Governor Huckabee says he is frustrated that the state trucking lobby did not give him advance notice that the group would oppose his highway bond proposal.

The Arkansas Trucking Association initially backed the proposal when it was in the Legislature.  But the group last week, hours before a news conference to promote the highway program, publicly stated its opposition.

Huckabee says in a letter to association board members that they lacked "simple courtesy."

Backers of the highway program and the trucking association are now accusing each other of issuing misleading statements about the program.

The highway bond program would provide for $75 million in interstate highway money to be bonded out by the highway commission.

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

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