Child poverty in Arkansas held steady at an unacceptable rate of about 22%, one of the highest rates in the nation.
Work requirements don't help improve employment prospects or lift recipients who are subject to them out of poverty.
Arkansas makes it too easy for employers to steal wages from their employees by not requiring simple statements of what’s owed, like pay stubs, for example.
Overall, federal investments shielded many Arkansas families from more severe hardship and helped shorten the country's economic crisis.
Our state Legislature needs to decide if we want to follow along and treat student loan forgiveness as tax-free.
A state budget that puts more dollars toward programs to help children and families, like childcare for infants and toddlers, early childhood education, affordable housing, and health care for moms and babies would do more to help all Arkansans.
Data Show Alarming Increase in Low Birth Weight Babies and Child and Teen Deaths in Arkansas Arkansas ranks 43rd in child well-being, according to the 2022 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, a 50-state report of recent household data developed by...
The Governor has announced the legislature will come together again in August this year to fully phase in their previous giveaway to the rich, and maybe add more on top of that.
This should be a time that people of all political backgrounds can agree that the well-being of mothers and children should be the top priority in our public policy.
In Arkansas, state lawmakers have limited the ability of local communities to raise the minimum wage; require employers to offer paid family and/or sick leave; set regulations for firearms, ammunition or firearm components; prevent discrimination against LBTQ individuals and...