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When ARKids First (Arkansas’s state-funded health insurance program for uninsured kids) was passed in March 1997, nearly a quarter of Arkansas children were uninsured. Fast forward almost 20 years, and our uninsured child rate is below 5%! In celebration of...

Arkansas’s $100K wild goose chase

The first four months of the Arkansas program that screens welfare recipients for drugs has been just as successful as it has been in other states: that is, not at all. Drug screenings for public benefits have proven expensive,...

AACF Applauds Carvers for Well-Deserved Honor

Today, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families celebrates Dr. Joel and Lynn Donald Carver, whose visionary leadership has changed our state for the better. The Northwest Arkansas chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals honored Lynn and Joel today...

Tax cuts weighing down revenue growth

Recent tax cuts are weighing down the revenue growth that Arkansas needs to address our crumbing roads, our hurting schools, and to help the one in four kids growing up in poverty in our state. Two big reasons for...

Times are still tough for minority families

In Arkansas, too many families of color struggle to make ends meet. Arkansas families as a whole experience hard times with nearly one of every five persons living below poverty. But income disparities for communities of color are disproportionately...