State Budgets: Arkansas Forecasts Surpluses

January 3, 2009

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe (R) has introduced a balanced $4.4 billion budget, including $145 million in unfunded spending, and a $30 million cut in the sales tax on groceries from 3 percent to 2 percent (the general sales tax is 6 percent). The budget also proposes adding $120 million to the state’s rainy day fund over the next two years.

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