Majority Required to Raise Taxes
Thank you to Senator Jason Rapert (R-Bigelow) who has filed a constitutional amendment, SJR4 that would require a ¾ vote from both houses of the legislature in order to raise any tax.
As it stands, the amendment would require a ¾ vote from the Arkansas Senate and a ¾ vote from the Arkansas House in order to raise any tax, but would only require a simple majority vote in order to lower taxes or make changes to tax breaks and exemptions.
If passed this will be on the ballot for the 2012 election.
Legislators File "Good Government" Bill
Arkansas hospitality and tourism officials are not happy about two proposed bills in the Arkansas Senate. These bills, SB180 and SB212 make it so cities and counties have to put A&P taxes to a vote of the people and revisit the tax every four years.
LOL... you can imagine the guys that run this show not being very happy about having to actually having to make a case to the folks footin the bill to raise taxes, what a novel idea.
To read more on this go here.
I invite you to join people from across Arkansas, some of America’s foremost free-market voices and top experts on grassroots mobilization, in a massive show of force for our shared belief in lower taxes and more limited government.that will gather on February 24th at the Second Annual Defending the American Dream Summit.