LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin praised a new report released by The Advance Arkansas Institute entitled "How to Bring Tax Reform and Tax Relief to Arkansas." The report, which can be viewed here, explains why Arkansas's tax code is not as competitive as it must be and how budget reform is inextricably linked to tax reform. The report also contains policy recommendations that elected officials can consider to improve Arkansas's tax climate and budget process. Speaking about the report, Griffin said:
"The Advance Arkansas Institute's report on tax relief and budget reform is a must-read: it is a wake-up call for anyone interested in growing good-paying Arkansas jobs in an increasingly competitive environment. This report is a thoughtful, insightful, and well-timed analysis of our current situation. It is the perfect place to begin any conversation about Arkansas's future."
About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin
Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014. From 2011-2015, Griffin served as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 20 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Lieutenant Colonel Griffin is currently pursuing a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their two children.