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Lieutenant Governor Griffin Applauds Tax Relief for Arkansans and Military Retirees

December 13, 2016

Griffin says, 'hardworking Arkansas taxpayers are the best decision makers when it comes to their own money'

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today issued the following statement regarding Governor Asa Hutchinson's proposed tax relief:

"I applaud Governor Hutchinson's push for income tax cuts and relief for military retirees to make Arkansas more competitive for jobs. I have long advocated for military retiree tax relief because neighboring states recognize that military retirees are highly skilled and help grow jobs, and other states have already adopted policies to attract them. Also, hardworking Arkansas taxpayers are the best decision makers when it comes to their own money. Government taxes too much and spends too much, and I look forward to working with the governor and legislators to reform state government boldly by increasing innovation, eliminating waste and duplication, and saving taxpayer dollars."

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.

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