Tax menu open, Arkansas task force leaders say

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


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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