Bruce Westerman on Budget & Economy
Q: Establishing a "rainy day" fund?
Q: Issuing the early release of certain non-violent offenders?
Q: Increasing tuition rates at public universities?
Q: Instituting mandatory furloughs and layoffs for state employees?
Q: Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients?
Q: Privatizing certain government services?
Westerman adds, "If state employee jobs are necessary then I do not support mandatory furloughs and layoffs for those jobs. If the state jobs are unnecessary then they should be eliminated to help stabilize the budget. Since Arkansas must have a balanced budget then cuts will be required in many areas, taxes will have to be raised, or more income generated through economic growth. I favor economic growth and cuts as opposed to raising taxes."
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