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Higher Ed Leaders Hope Second Time is Charm for Bond Proposal

AUGUST 14, 2006 - Posted at 7:49 a.m. CDT

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas' college and university leaders hope to show they've learned their lessons as they push to get voter approval of a bond package in the November 7 election.  The package is the same one that was rejected last year by the state's voters.

Instead of pairing the $250 million proposal with a more controversial item, the bond package will stand on its own.  Rather than try another strictly local campaign, they're gearing up for a high-profile statewide message.

Huckabee gave the higher education improvements a second chance last week when he put the bond proposal on the ballot.

The same package failed by 737 votes in December, when voters also overwhelmingly rejected a $575 million road bond package.  Analysts say opposition to the highway bonds probably helped sink the college bonds.

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

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