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LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas House Democrats are calling for scaling back the governor's tax cut proposal and offering a tax credit for low-income residents.

The Democratic caucus on Monday unveiled its tax cut proposals, a day before Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposal to cut the state's top income tax rate is expected to go before a House committee.

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The Democrats' proposal calls for eliminating $73 million of Hutchinson's proposal geared toward the state's highest earners. The Democrats' plan also calls for creating a 10 percent earned income tax credit that supporters say will benefit more than 300,000 households in the state.

The state Senate last week approved Hutchinson's tax cut proposal, and the bill is expected to go before a House committee on Tuesday.


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  • Knuckleball1
    February 12, 2019 at 12:36 p.m.

    Not going to happen folks, the Possum Grinning Gov, made a promise to his buddies that he would get them a tax break and like the Trumpster it is going to happen.

    Bottom line he don't care about the Middle Class and Poor they are crumbs under his feet. He is working on that cushy job that he is going to get in a little over 3 years when he has run the State of Arkansas into the ground and has to leave office.