February 9, 2011 | Posted in Legislation, Legislature | By

Senator Rapert (R-Bigelow) has filed a constitutional amendment that would require a ¾ vote from both houses of the legislature in order to raise any tax.

As it stands, the amendment would require a ¾ vote from the Arkansas Senate and a ¾ vote from the Arkansas House in order to raise any tax, but would only require a simple majority vote in order to lower taxes or make changes to tax breaks and exemptions.

If this amendment passes, Arkansans will get to vote on it at the next General Election, in November of 2012.

You can read the amendment here.

Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.

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