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      Tax exemption for farmers passes Arkansas House

      LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas House has passed a bill to exempt farmers from sales taxes on utilities for several types of farm buildings.

      The bill by Democratic Rep. Jeff Wardlaw of Warren passed Monday on a 94-0 vote.

      The bill passes despite previous warnings from state finance officials that Gov. Mike Beebe's proposed balanced budget does not include room for additional tax reductions.

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