Quick Action on Toyota Bill Wanted - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

84th General Assembly

Quick Action on Toyota Bill Wanted

January 24, 2003
Posted at: 3:08 p.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A state representative from Forrest City wants quick action on an economic development bill he hopes could lure a Toyota plant to east Arkansas.

Representative Danny Ferguson's bill would update some incentives to base tax breaks on total payroll rather than average wages. It also include other incentives.

Senators Steve Bryles of Blytheville and Jerry Bookout, of Jonesboro are handling the legislation for Governor Huckabee in the Senate. The bill does not include a pool of money sought by the governor for attracting big industry.

A site near Marion is reportedly one of four under serious consideration by Toyota for a plant that would build light trucks.

State Economic Development Director Jim Pickens said most legislators support the package.

Copyright 2003 Associated Press. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Sears: Going...going...gone

    Sears: Going...going...gone

    Monday, March 27 2017 2:36 PM EDT2017-03-27 18:36:57 GMT
    Monday, March 27 2017 2:47 PM EDT2017-03-27 18:47:03 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    If you planned to drop by Sears to pick up some last-minute going-out-of-business bargains, you missed your chance.

    If you planned to drop by Sears to pick up some last-minute going-out-of-business bargains, you missed your chance.

  • Woman cited after leaving kids in car

    Woman cited after leaving kids in car

    Monday, March 27 2017 2:04 PM EDT2017-03-27 18:04:03 GMT
    Monday, March 27 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-03-27 18:22:42 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Jonesboro police cited a woman after she left five kids in a car while she shopped.

    Jonesboro police cited a woman after she left five kids in a car while she shopped.

  • BREAKING

    NWS: EF0 tornado caused damage in Marmaduke

    NWS: EF0 tornado caused damage in Marmaduke

    Monday, March 27 2017 1:34 PM EDT2017-03-27 17:34:19 GMT
    Monday, March 27 2017 1:55 PM EDT2017-03-27 17:55:20 GMT

    The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado moved through Greene County early Saturday morning.

    The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado moved through Greene County early Saturday morning.

Powered by Frankly