Taxation in Arkansas controls the size of government because we are required to always have a balanced budget. If tax revenues decrease, so does state government. I support lowering of the income tax rates so that working Arkansans can take more money home to spend or save as they choose. I support the continued lowering of sales tax on groceries. I support the lowering of the capital gains tax rate. I believe all these things can be done painlessly when our economy begins to improve and tax revenues increase. This is one reason it so important to elect a conservative majority in the Arkansas legislature to handle increased revenues in the future.