Carter asks panel to plot $150 million in tax cuts

Beebe doubts budget can absorb GOP proposal

Posted: February 27, 2013 at 4:10 a.m.

House Speaker Davy Carter on Tuesday asked the House Revenue and Taxation Committee to start work on tax cuts totaling $150 million, but Gov. Mike Beebe wants to see how his proposed budget would be sliced to finance these tax cuts.

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