Lawmakers to Target $843 Million Surplus in Upcoming Session

JANUARY 4, 2007 - Posted at 7:47 a.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - rkansas lawmakers return to the Capitol next eek with no shortage of ideas on what to do with a projected $843 million dollar surplus. Growing needs related to roads, education and other state services will likely be a focus, but tax cut ideas ranging from property tax credits to back-to-school sales tax holidays highlight bills that have already been filed in advance of the session.

Topping the wish list will be proposals to eliminate most of the state's six-cent tax on groceries. The session begins Monday.

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