River Project sales tax

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The River Project sales tax was a one-year, one-cent tax hike passed by Pulaski County voters in 1995. The tax raised $51 million dollars to build ALLTEL Arena in North Little Rock and $23 million to expand the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock.


  • Bill W. Hornaday, "LR Again Rolls the Dice: Downtown Revival $500 Million Price Tag on Main Street Plan a Hitch, and Developers Aren't on Same Page," Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, May 2, 2005.
  • Kim McGuire, "Alltel: An Arena for All Arkansas; On Saturday the Public Gets Its First Real Look at the New $80 Million Facility," Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, September 26, 1999.
  • Jake Sandlin, "Riverfronts' Success Reflects 2 Cities' Work; Project Drew 175,000 in '97," Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, May 26, 1998.

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