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... the two Little Rock sales tax proposals pass. Mark Stodola noted that the city's contribution to the Arts Center has declined in recent years — by nearly $300,000 in the past decade — and said if the voters agree to proposed penny sales tax (3/8 for capital, 5/8 for operations) the city "will be able to increase that funding."

He got loud applause. The Arts Center hasn't issued a position on the taxes; the Museum of Discovery has publicly stated its support. The MOD also receives money from Little Rock.

The city's list of how it will spend the tax dollars includes $500,000 for MacArthur Park and museum operations, from the 3/8-cent capital tax.

ADDENDUM: That $500,000 would be over 10 years.

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