Today was an EPIC day in the Arkansas Legislature!
By a vote of 5-76-7 the House voted down 113 GIF (General Improvement Fund) request, totaling nearly a BILLION dollars. WAY TO GO!
They also reportedly voted down another 8 bills according to Tolbert Report. In his post today Jason explains what GIF's are and list the other 8 bills (read more...)
And that's not all...
A tweet from Rep. David Meeks this afternoon said "I've been assured that HB1992,the severance tax bill, will be pulled.It has been killed for now. Will let u know if that changes."
You will recall that HB1992 was the "shale tax" bill that I spoke of in my post "I Picked the Wrong Week..." and the committee meeting that was so horrible.
But wait there's more...
Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, HB2060, the bill that was a mandate for union dues to be taken from paychecks and paid directly to the union is being pulled and will be removed from the calendar~
AND.... Drum Roll Please
The Arkansas State Senate UNANIMOUSLY voted to approve SB221 the online checkbook bill!
IT IS A GREAT DAY IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS~
PLEASE CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS AND TELL THEM YOU APPRECIATE THEM STANDING WITH ARKANSANS!
AND>>> While you have them on the phone encourage them to vote the rest of this session to GROW JOBS~ NOT GOVERNMENT~ Yes on Capital Gains Tax Cut (HB1002), NO on Diesel Tax (HB1092) and Internet Tax(SB738)