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Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 06:58:00

Stop talking about 'surpluses.' Asa has raided general revenue for highways.

Descriptions of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's highway spending plan — here and elsewhere — speak often of the use of "surplus" to pay for road-building and also often include comments of critics who bemoan the failure of Arkansas to devote general revenues — as opposed to user fees like fuel taxes — for highways.Please stop. This is, if not fiction, highly imprecise.

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