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AACF Statement on Passage of Senate Tax Bill

Following Senate passage of the Republican tax bill, Rich Huddleston, Executive Director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, released the following statement: Both the Senate and House tax bills are costly new giveaways to the very wealthy and...

Untangling Arkansas’s Sales Taxes

We hear a lot about what’s going on with the tax-policy debate at the federal level, but we can’t lose sight of important discussions that continue at the state level here in Arkansas. Our state Tax Reform and Relief...

Arkansas’s Medicaid Expansion Saves Lives

Attacks on our state’s highly successful Medicaid program are coming from many directions. After several unsuccessful attempts to dismantle the health care system by repealing the Affordable Care Act, new rules announced today by the White House would allow...

Governor Declares Lights On! Afterschool Day

Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed today as Lights On! Afterschool Day in Arkansas. With this proclamation, Arkansas is joining with other states around the U.S. to recognize the important role afterschool programs play in providing children and youth with challenging, engaging learning...