Hutchinson Talks Taxes as he Campaigns for Governor

MAY 26, 2005 - Posted at 7:56 a.m. CDT

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson says it should be harder for the state Legislature to pass a sales tax.  He says it should take a supermajority vote instead of a simple majority.

Hutchinson says the state relies too heavily on the sales tax for revenue and it would be fairer if the tax was not so easy to pass.

Hutchinson's opponent for the Republican nomination, Lieutenant Governor Win Rockefeller, recently proposed revising the Arkansas tax code.  A Rockefeller campaign spokeswoman says Rockefeller believes the state tax system is too complex and cumbersome.

Changing how the Legislature passes taxes would require a constitutional amendment.

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