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Who Benefits from Opportunity Zones?

“Opportunity Zones,” But For Whom? Part of the 2017 federal tax cut bill, the “Tax Cut and Jobs Act,” created a new tax break meant to encourage investment in low-income areas. These “opportunity zones” allow for favorable capital gains...

Get Involved in Education: Advocacy Works!

Did you know that the Arkansas Supreme Court requires the state to conduct an ongoing study of whether Arkansas is providing an “adequate” and “equitable” public education to all students? Over half of our state’s budget is spent on...

Why Children Under 5 Are Left Out of the Census

An accurate count in the 2020 Census is critical to ensuring Arkansas receives enough money for health care, education, roads and bridges, and other programs that children and families rely on. Our state receives nearly $10 billion in federal funding...

An Arkansas EITC Would Lead to Healthier Arkansans

by John Cook, Ph.D., M.A.Ed., Research Scientist and Principal Investigator, Children’s HealthWatch; Richard Sheward, MPP, Deputy Director of Innovative Partnerships, Children’s HealthWatch; Bruno Showers, Senior Policy Analyst, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families; and Eduardo Ochoa, Jr., MD, Principal Investigator,...