LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday said she would like to use the state’s budget surplus of more than $1 billion to continue to invest in education and to “responsibly phase out the state income tax.”
“Things like [the surplus] allow us to do that,” the Republican governor said during a discussion hosted by the Rotary Club of Little Rock. “We want to continue putting more money back into the pockets of Arkansans all over the state, and I think we will have the opportunity to do that over the coming months.”
The AP reported that Sanders has not ruled out calling a fiscal legislative session next April or a special session before then.
To read more on Governor Sanders' remarks, our content partner Arkansas Business has the full article here.