Legislative Leader Outlines Bill For Hutchinson Tax Cut Plan

Jan 14, 2015

Sen. Jonathan Dismang
Credit Jacob Kauffman / KUAR News

Arkansas Senate President Jonathan Dismang says he hopes to bring Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposal to cut taxes for the middle class by $100 million a year before lawmakers as soon as next week.

Dismang on Wednesday detailed the legislation outlining Hutchinson's tax cut plan. He said the legislation mirrors Hutchinson's campaign promise to cut taxes for the middle class, with the reduction taking effect Jan. 1, 2016.

Hutchinson, a Republican, was sworn in Tuesday as Arkansas' 46th governor.

The bill doesn't address whether other tax cuts approved by the Legislature two years ago will be delayed. Hutchinson has left that open as a possibility, an idea facing resistance from some Republican lawmakers. Dismang said he hoped to bring the proposal before a Senate panel as early as next week.