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Ark. lawmakers look at delaying trucker tax break

Arkansas lawmakers are looking at whether to delay a tax break for truckers for a year after efforts to repeal the exemption outright failed.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are looking at whether to delay a tax break for truckers for a year after efforts to repeal the exemption outright failed.

The Joint Budget Committee planned Thursday to look at a proposal that would delay the tax exemption's effective date until July 1, 2013. The House voted on Wednesday to include the delay in the appropriation bill for a state agency.

The delay proposal comes after the Senate rejected an effort to consider repealing the tax break on commercial truck sales. Many legislators had hoped to repeal the tax break after the trucking lobby withdrew support for a diesel tax increase for road repairs.

The House on Thursday also planned to vote on the state's $4.7 billion budget for the coming year.

 

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