LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Tuesday rejected a proposed ballot item that would amend the state constitution to require all tax increases to be approved directly by voters.

LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Tuesday rejected a proposed ballot item that would amend the state constitution to require all tax increases to be approved directly by voters.

The Voter Approval Amendment Committee has previously submitted similar measures that McDaniel rejected. The group’s latest version of the measure says it would prohibit any new tax or any renewal or extension of an existing tax without a majority vote of the voters in the jurisdiction in which that tax would be levied.

McDaniel said in an opinion Tuesday that the language in the proposed ballot item is ambiguous in its use of terms such as “tax” and “levied” and that its title, “Tax Election Reform Amendment,” lends partisan coloring to the measure by implying that it would improve the law.

The group’s attorney, former Democratic state Rep. Mark Riable of Little Rock, did not immediately return a call Tuesday afternoon seeking comment.