Ark. AG rejects proposed tax amendment's wording

(AP) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment that would require Arkansas citizens to vote on any new tax increase.

McDaniel issued an opinion Wednesday saying there were ambiguities in the popular name and ballot title.

The ballot proposal was developed by a conservative group calling itself the Voter Approval Committee Inc. Former Republican state Rep. Mark Riable sought the attorney general's opinion on behalf of the group.

The measure would require a vote of the people for any tax increase at the state, county or city level.

To get on the 2012 ballot, the group would need about 78,000 signatures after the measure's wording is approved.

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