Pulaski County residents will vote Tuesday, March 11, in a special election
to consider a tax millage for Pulaski Technical College.
Voters are being asked to consider a 1.9-mill request. If approved, the millage would raise $11 million to improve the college's infrastructure needs, including technology upgrades, math/science labs renovations, and Student Services improvements. In return, PTC would provide a $10 per credit hour tuition discount to Pulaski County residents. If approved, homeowners in Pulaski County would pay $38 in property tax on a home valued at $100,000.
Pulaski Tech currently receives revenues from tuition and fees and from state funding, which is below the amount the state's own funding formula calls for. All but six of the state's 22 two-year colleges receive local funds from the communities they support, and PTC is one of those without, despite being the largest of all the two-year colleges.
More than 100 polling sites will be open Tuesday. Early voting started last week and continues until 5 p.m. today at the Pulaski County Regional Building, 501 W. Markham St, in downtown Little Rock from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and at the William F. Laman Library, 2801 Orange St. in North Little Rock.
All Pulaski Tech employees must abide by regulations regarding political activity during work hours or utilizing state property. Such activity is prohibited by law. See more details here.