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AACF Weekly #arleg Update, Vol. 11

There was a flurry of activity at the State Capitol this week as the session nears its end. Next week, perhaps the final one of the session, promises to be busy as well. EDUCATION: Earlier this week, the senate...

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Drug-testing beneficiaries is bad policy

The poorest Arkansans may be forced to submit to intrusive drug tests before receiving TANF because of SB600, which will go before the full House today. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a program that helps pregnant women...

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Thanking the Arkansas delegation for CHIP vote

AACF would like to thank the U.S. House of Representatives for taking action earlier today to ensure children in Arkansas and across the nation continue to get the quality health care coverage they need to succeed. Today’s bipartisan U.S....

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Law enforcement group supports pre-K increase

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, a national, bipartisan, nonprofit anti-crime organization of nearly 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, attorneys general and other law enforcement leaders and violence survivors, has published a letter sent to Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson in support...

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Arkansas Gives is on April 2

The work of Arkansas’s nonprofits affects every citizen and helps improve every community. Because of this, the Arkansas Community Foundation is challenging all Arkansans to make a donation on April 2nd in recognition of the vital work local charitable organizations...

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Three bills don’t pass the test

The poorest Arkansans may be forced to submit to intrusive drug tests before receiving TANF or SNAP benefits because of three new bills (HB1924, HB1785, and SB600). Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a program that helps pregnant...

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Tax cuts for the super-rich could return

The wealthiest Arkansans might be bringing home a little more tax-free money thanks to Representative Shepherd’s bill (HB1402) that would reinstate the 2013 capital gains tax cuts benefiting mostly wealthy and upper-income taxpayers. Earlier this session, Governor Hutchinson’s Middle...