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For Immediate Release 02.05.2015

Governor Asa Hutchinson Releases Statement on Tax Cut Passage; Details Bill Signing

LITTLE ROCK – Nearly three months to the day after being elected, Governor Asa Hutchinson’s campaign promise to cut $100 million dollars in taxes for the state’s middle class is now a reality.

Governor Hutchinson released the following statement upon final passage of SB6, the Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2015, which would lower the income tax rate for middle class Arkansans:

“I want to thank the legislators for their diligent work in passing this tax cut for working Arkansans. I am especially grateful to the leadership of both houses for their efforts on this bill. They truly did the work of the people — and the people of Arkansas will benefit. 

“This is an encouraging first step in making Arkansas’s income tax rates more competitive with surrounding states, which will only enhance our reputation as a state that is eager to attract and accommodate new jobs and businesses. Arkansas has been an island of high taxation for too long, and I’m pleased that we are doing something about that.”

SB6 now heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature. Details for the press conference and bill signing are below.

WHAT:           $100 Million Income Tax Cut 
                      Press Conference & Bill Signing

WHEN:          11:00 am, Friday, February 6, 2015

WHERE:       Governor’s Conference Room, Arkansas State Capitol

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