This morning Senator Jason Rapert (R-Bigelow) filed SJR4, the Taxpayers’ Protection Amendment.
Under his amendment a ¾ vote of the Arkansas Legislature would be necessary to levy a new tax or raise existing taxes.
A simple majority vote would allow the legislature to lower taxes or change tax deductions, exemptions, exceptions, or credits.
Senator Rapert filed a similar amendment two years ago.
Please contact your lawmakers, and ask them each to support Senator Rapert’s amendment.
- The phone number for the Arkansas Senate is 501-682-2902.
- The Arkansas House of Representatives is 501-682-6211.
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.