House Tax Panel Chair Clarifies Highway Funding Streams

A key House Republican and a Democratic Senate leader both expect a highway funding plan to come out of the current legislative session, but its multiple components are still fluid.

Rep. Joe Jett, R-Success, chairman of the House Revenue & Tax Committee, said that a consensus highway funding program will be crucial to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s hopes for a $97 million tax cut effort to bring the state’s top rate down from 6.9% to 5.9%.

“I think there’s a 99% chance that we’re gonna get something done,” said Jett, who appeared on this week’s edition of Talk Business & Politics with State Senate Minority Leader Keith Ingram, D-West Memphis.     MORE

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