Friday, December 29, 2006

Ark Gov-elect fighting to eliminate grocery tax

I wish Gov. Bebe success in eliminating the Arkansas sales tax on groceries and I certainly hope Gov. Bredesen will follow his lead.

"Specifically, the Democrat (Gov-elect) says he wants the support of incoming House Speaker Benny Petrus.

"He's been very forthcoming and candid that he doesn't want to do it," Beebe told radio station KARN's "First News" program on Thursday. "I've been very forthcoming and candid that I do want to do it."

"Petrus, D-Stuttgart, has said he would rather see a targeted rebate or refund for those with middle and low incomes instead of an overall grocery tax cut. Beebe, elected in November, campaigned on phasing out the six-cent tax over time."