Ark. House looks at budget bill, tax break repeal

Ark. House looks at budget bill, tax break repeal

The Arkansas House is considering whether to allow action on the state's budget and a repeal of a tax break for truckers to move forward.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas House is considering whether to allow action on the state's budget and a repeal of a tax break for truckers to move forward.

House members on Wednesday were scheduled to vote on whether to allow the state's $4.7 billion budget bill to be introduced. Republicans in the majority-Democrat House have said they want to delay that vote, and they have enough votes to block the resolution to consider the bill.

Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe has proposed a budget that increases funding for Medicaid and public schools and keeps most other agencies flat.

The House is also expected to vote on whether to move forward with a proposal to repeal a tax break for truckers that will take effect in July.

Both resolutions require at least 67 votes.

 

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