Rutledge calls for putting tax elimination on ’22 ballot

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FILE – In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge speaks to reporters at a news conference in Washington. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Thursday, July 22, 2021 that while running for the Republican nomination for governor, she also will try to put on next year’s ballot a proposition to end the state’s individual income tax. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says she’ll try, as she runs for governor, to put on next year’s ballot a proposition to end the state’s individual income tax.

Rutledge announced on Thursday her plan to push for the proposed constitutional amendment.

Getting a proposed amendment on the ballot would require at least 89,151 signatures from registered voters.

Rutledge is running against former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders for the GOP nomination.

Rutledge launched her candidacy last year but has since been overshadowed by the Sanders campaign.

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson is barred by term limits from reelection next year.

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