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...

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...

SNAP Bill Goes from Bad to Worse

A bad bill is coming back from the dead, and this time it is even worse. Despite failure in committee, a bill restricting SNAP (HB1035) purchases is returning with an amendment to make it even more harmful. The bill...