Arkansas lawmakers to see details of governor's balanced budget proposal

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LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson will detail for lawmakers his proposed budget for the coming year, including how he plans for pay for his campaign promise to cut income taxes for the middle class.

State finance officials were scheduled Tuesday to present the governor's budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year to members of the Joint Budget Committee. Hutchinson, a Republican, took office earlier this month.

Hutchinson has offered some details on his budget and has said his tax cut plan would be paid for through a combination of revenue growth, surplus funds and cuts to some state agencies. He has said public schools and higher education would not see their funding affected.

Hutchinson's tax cut proposal has passed the Senate is pending before a House committee.

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