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Members of the $500 Million Tax -- Too Much committee gathered at the corner of Markham and Broadway to greet morning traffic and voters on the first day of early voting for the one cent increase in the Little Rock city sales tax.
Committee members held handmade signs and campaign yard signs to urge Little Rock citizens to vote against the proposal and to take advantage of early voting.
Little Rock officials say the city needs the tax money for capital improvements and general operations.
Voters can cast their ballots each weekday through September 12 at the Pulaski County Regional Building (501 W. Markham) in downtown.
Early voting hours are 8AM to 5PM. There is NO weekend early voting.
Little Rock voters are deciding two measures:
- a 3/8 percent local sales and compensating use tax for capital improvements that would expire in 2021
- a 5/8 percent local sales and compensating use tax to pay for the city's general operations