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Governor Hutchinson Addresses 91st General Assembly

Proposes Reduction of Top Tax Rate from 6.9% to 6% in 2019 Session

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today delivered his State of the State address to the 91st General Assembly ahead of the fiscal session at the Arkansas State Capitol. In his speech, the Governor outlined the state’s successes since 2015 and laid out his proposed budget for the fiscal year 2019. In addition, he announced his intent to propose a reduction of Arkansas's top marginal tax rate from 6.9 percent to 6.0 percent in the 2019 General Session. This announcement is a continuation of his commitment to reduce the tax burden on Arkansans, transform state government and spur economic development. 

You can view the video of the Governor’s address HERE, and the manuscript of his speech HERE

Photos from today can be downloaded HERE. If you are a member of the media, you are welcome to use these photos for publication, but please attribute all photos to the Governor’s Office.

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