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COVID-19 And Policy Update, Vol. 15

With Congress considering what to include in the next round of coronavirus relief legislation and a debate over how schools can reopen safely in Arkansas, there’s a lot to update in both the state and federal policy arenas. Arkansas...

Arkansans need a 15 percent SNAP increase

Prior to the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity was a problem for over 15 percent of Arkansas households, higher than the national average of 11 percent. In fact, during fiscal year 2019, 1 in 9 Arkansans benefited...

COVID-19 And Policy Update, Vol. 14

July 10, 2020 Arkansas Advocates’ updates are becoming bi-weekly. Starting today, we will publish here every other Friday. State Updates Going Back to School in Arkansas Governor Hutchinson announced on Thursday that he would delay the start of the school year...

Weekly COVID-19 And Policy Update, Vol. 13

June 26, 2020   State Updates Arkansas Hate Crime Bill Governor Hutchinson said he would support and sign a hate crime bill passed through the legislature, if the measure were along the lines of what he has supported in...

Weekly COVID-19 and Policy Update, Vol. 12

COVID-19 and Policy Update June 19, 2020 Policy and administrative changes continue to move quickly at the state and federal level in response to COVID-19, as well as ongoing protests related to racial inequities and police violence. Arkansas Advocates...