Light at the end of the tunnel: Near unanimous agreement on tax deal

Rep. Matthew Shepherd’s bill proposing a sales tax holiday was the only one out of the five passed by the House and Senate and now on their way to the governor’s desk — with just a week left in the session, whew! — to receive an votes in opposition.

Though all others were unanimously approved, the sales tax holiday received two nays in the Senate on the basis that the measure would favor wealthy families over the poor who can’t schedule their shopping trips in accordance with a holiday, said Sen. Sue Madison, D-Fayetteville.

The single parents income tax credit was sent from the Senate back to the House to approve an amendment to add more sponsors.

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2 Responses to Light at the end of the tunnel: Near unanimous agreement on tax deal

  1. The lone reader says:

    Heads up on a much more important piece of state legislation.

    House Bill 2138

  2. Admin says:

    Which, alongside a similar bill in Senate (SB880), looks likely to pass due to the democratic majorities in each of the committees they’ve been allocated to. Let’s see if a week is enough time for them to get all their sniping done.

    UPDATE: Max Brantley reports that the House committee failed to pass the bill at a 10-7 with 11 in favor needed. Another vote could (will almost definitely) be squished in next week.

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