The Libertarian Party of Arkansas has taken a firm stance against ballot Issue #1, the “Transportation Sales Tax Continuation Amendment.” A resolution passed by the party’s executive committee cited a number of reasons for the its endorsement of a “NO” vote on Issue #1:
The resolution went on to say that Libertarians are generally skeptical of any Amendment to the Arkansas Constitution that is proposed by the sitting legislature.
“All of our candidates supported this resolution and the vote on the Executive Committee was unanimous,” said Michael Pakko, chairman of the Libertarian Party of Arkansas. “The feedback I’ve received from our supporters is similarly overwhelming. Libertarians would like to see necessary infrastructure improvements, but let’s have an open and honest dialogue about how to pay for it, instead of just endorsing a permanent extension of the stop-gap measure the legislature asked us to approve in 2012.”
Vote “NO” on Issue #1.
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*An earlier version misstated the second-highest ranking. Documentation available from the Tax Foundation.