Governor-Elect Beebe Says He's Working on Phasing Out Grocery Tax - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Little Rock, AR

Governor-Elect Beebe Says He's Working on Phasing Out Grocery Tax

NOVEMBER 10, 2006 - Posted at 7:43 a.m. CST

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Attorney General Mike Beebe, who becomes Arkansas' governor in January, says he's already working on how quickly the state will be able to phase out its six-cent tax on groceries.  That was one of the Democrat's key proposals during his campaign.

In his first news conference since winning Tuesday's election, the northeast Arkansas native (Jackson Co.) said the question remaining on eliminating the tax is whether to phase it out in specified amounts at a time, or pass legislation that would phase out the tax using a formula tied to revenue growth.

Beebe said he plans to meet with Republican Governor Mike Huckabee soon to talk about the transition and said he doesn't have any hard feelings toward Huckabee.  Huckabee campaigned for GOP gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson and called Beebe a better follower than a leader.

Beebe says the campaign's over, and he wants to set a tone to bring people together.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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

  • breaking

    Residential fire reported in Bono

    Residential fire reported in Bono

    Thursday, July 20 2017 2:37 PM EDT2017-07-20 18:37:54 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:35 PM EDT2017-07-20 20:35:06 GMT

    Firefighters from four area departments battled heat and flames Thursday afternoon as they worked to knock down a house fire in Bono.

    Firefighters from four area departments battled heat and flames Thursday afternoon as they worked to knock down a house fire in Bono.

  • Man struck woman with metal pipe, police say

    Man struck woman with metal pipe, police say

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:40 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:40:56 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:25 PM EDT2017-07-20 20:25:50 GMT
    Misteur Lattimore  (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Misteur Lattimore (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A Jonesboro man faces a domestic battery charge after reportedly hitting a woman in the face and hand with a metal pipe.

    A Jonesboro man faces a domestic battery charge after reportedly hitting a woman in the face and hand with a metal pipe.

  • breaking

    Crews respond to crash in Lawrence County

    Crews respond to crash in Lawrence County

    Thursday, July 20 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-07-20 18:28:45 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 3:08 PM EDT2017-07-20 19:08:38 GMT

    Lawrence County Dispatch confirms first responders are working a crash on Highway 25 between Lynn and Lake Charles.

    Lawrence County Dispatch confirms first responders are working a crash on Highway 25 between Lynn and Lake Charles.

Powered by Frankly