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FISCAL CONSERVATIVE:  I believe that spending is out of control, taxes are too high and we must work to cut government spending and lower taxes on individuals and small businesses whenever possible.

  • VOTED AGAINST INCREASING TAXES ON TOBACCO (HB1204, 2009, NAY)
  • VOTED AGAINST LARGEST EXPANSION OF ARKANSAS GOVERNMENT WITH IMPLEMENTAION OF OBAMA-CARE IN ARKANSAS (HB1219, 2013, NAY)
  • CO-SPONSOR OF SPENDING CAP ON STATE GOVERNMENT SPENDING (HB1041, 2013, YES)
  • VOTED FOR REDUCATION IN CAPITAL GAINS (HB1002, 2011, YES)
  • VOTED FOR REDUCTION IN TAXES ON UTILITIES FOR MANUFACTURERS (HB1052, 2011, YES)
  • CO-SPONSORED LEGISLATION TO EXEMPT RETIRED MILITARY PAY FOR INCOME TAX (HB1245, 2009, YES)
  • VOTED TO CREATE A BACK-TO-SCHOOL TAX-FREE HOLIDAY BY EXEMPTING ITEMS OF CLOTHING FROM SALES AND USE TAX DURING A LIMITED TIME PERIOD (HB2202, 2009, YES)
  • VOTED TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INCOME TAX RELIEF TO HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD TAXPAYERS WITH TWO OR MORE DEPENDENTS (HB1378, 2009, YES)
  • CO-SPONSORED LEGISLATION TO ALLOW A SALES AND USE TAX CREDIT FOR EXPENSES INCURRED OR FOR THE RETENTION OF A CERTIFIED SERVICE PROVIDER AS THE RESULT OF THE CHANGES MADE DUE TO THE STREAMLINED SALES TAX SOURCING RULES (HB1610, 2009, YES)
  • VOTED TO REDUCE THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS (SB88, YES, 2009)
  • VOTED TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS CAPITAL GAINS REDUCTION ACT OF 2009. (HB1947, 2009, YES)
  • CO-SPONSORED LEGISLATION TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS CAPITAL GAINS REDUCTION ACT OF 2011 (HB1002, 2011, YES)
  • VOTED TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BELOW WHICH SALES AND USE TAX IS NOT DUE ON THE PURCHASE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, TRAILER, OR SEMITRAILER. (SB274, 2011, YES)
  • CO-SPONSORED THE TAXPAYERS’ PROTECTION AMENDMENT (SJR4, 2011, YES)
  • VOTED TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY (SB276, 2011, YES)
  • VOTED TO DECREASE THE SALES AND USE TAX ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED BY MANUFACTURERS (HB2052, 2011, YES)
  • VOTED TO ESTABLISH AN INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT FOR THE REHABILITATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF CENTRAL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS (HB1118, 2011, YES)
  • VOTED TO  PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INCOME TAX RELIEF TO HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD TAXPAYERS WITH TWO (2) OR MORE DEPENDENTS (HB1056, 2011, YES)
  • THE NEW MARKETS JOBS ACT OF 2013. (HB1832, 2013, YES)
  • TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX FOR UTILITIES USED BY QUALIFYING AGRICULTURAL STRUCTURES AND QUALIFYING AQUACULTURE AND HORTICULTURE EQUIPMENT. (HB1039, 2013, YES)
  • TO CREATE THE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER TAX PROTECTION ACT. (HB1399, 2013, YES)
  • TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX FOR EXPENDABLE SUPPLIES FOR FARM MACHINERY. (SB11, 2013, YES)
  • TO REDUCE THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS IF CERTAIN FUND BALANCES EXIST; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. (SB135, 2013, YES)
  • TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX FOR UTILITIES USED BY A GRAIN DRYING AND STORAGE FACILITY. (SB298, 2013, YES)
  • TO AMEND THE SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR TIMBER HARVESTING MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT, AND RELATED ATTACHMENTS. (SB299, 2013, YES)
  • TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX RELATING TO THE PARTIAL REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR OF MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT USED DIRECTLY IN MANUFACTURING; AND TO PROVIDE A REFUND MECHANISM FOR CERTAIN SALES AND USE TAXES. (SB334, 2013, YES)
  • TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE INCOME TAX FOR SERVICE PAY OR ALLOWANCES RECEIVED BY ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES. (SB463, 2013, YES)
  • TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED BY MANUFACTURERS. (SB791, 2013, YES)
  • TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX FOR DENTAL APPLIANCES SOLD BY OR TO DENTISTS OR CERTAIN OTHER PROFESSIONALS. (SB853, 2013, YES)
  • TO CREATE AN INCOME TAX EXEMPTION FOR QUALIFIED DROP-IN BIOFUELS MANUFACTURERS. (SB941, 2013, YES)
  • TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX FOR NONPROFIT BLOOD DONATION ORGANIZATIONS. (SB1006, 2013, YES)