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Colleges Pressing for Higher Education Bonds on November Ballot

AUGUST 9, 2006 - Posted at 7:25 a.m. CDT

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas college and university leaders are pressing Governor Huckabee to put a $250 million higher education package rejected by voters last year onto this year's ballot.

Stanley Reed, chairman of the University of Arkansas system's Board of Trustees, says university system leaders asked Huckabee to put the bond issue back before voters.

Voters last year rejected the higher education improvements, along with an attempt to give the state Highway Commission permission to borrow up to $575 million to fund interstate highway repairs.

Reed said higher education officials hope the education bonds would fare better on the ballot without the highway improvements attached.

Reed said Huckabee had not given any indication on whether he would call an election for the higher education improvements, but said trustees hoped to hear soon about the governor's decision.

Huckabee spokeswoman Alice Stewart would not say if Huckabee planned to call an election for the bond issue.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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