The SNAP Attack Continues at the AR State Capitol

SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is facing serious threats at the Arkansas Capitol this year. Despite all the good it does (keeping thousands of kids from going hungry, encouraging work, and acting as an economic safeguard to name...

ARKids First turns 20!

Twenty years ago today, on March 10, 1997, then-Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee signed ARKids First into law. ARKids was Arkansas’s state-funded health insurance program, and bringing it to life was a monumental moment for kids and families in our...

Push and pull for payday lenders

Lenders who trap honest, hard-working people in never-ending cycles of debt are trying to weasel their way back into Arkansas. There is good legislation (SB658) from Sen. Jason Rapert that would further clarify the law, and likely put an...

ICYMI: Weekly Legislative Update Feb. 27-March 3

HEALTH: HB1465, a bill to freeze enrollment in the Medicaid expansion program for low-income adults, passed out of the House of Representatives this week. The bill, which prevents any newly eligible people from enrolling in the health coverage program...

The fate of quality pre-K is in YOUR hands!

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF) has worked with policymakers and engaged the public across the state on the need for quality pre-K for almost 25 years. We’ve done the research and evaluated outside studies in Arkansas and...