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Tax menu open, Arkansas task force leaders say

Governor’s proposed 6% bracket one of many issues on table, legislators note

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Photographs by Benjamin Krain

Sen. Jim Hendren (left) and fellow budget task force member Sen. Joyce Elliott (right) join Sen. Linda Chesterfield and Rep. Charles Blake at a Joint Budget Committee meeting Tuesday.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposal to cut the state's top individual income tax rate from 6.9 percent to 6 percent won't necessarily be the centerpiece of the Legislature's tax-overhaul task force recommendations later this year, Sen. Jim Hendren, a co-chairman, said Tuesday.

Sen. Bart Hester (center), R-Cave Springs, and Rep. Justin Gonzales (right), R-Okolona, confer with another legislator Tuesday during a Joint Budget C...

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