Moving Families Forward Newsletter: August 2009

Even during the August recess, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families has been closely following Congress as it continues to develop legislation that will have a profound impact on Arkansas children and families. Newly released 2009 federal budget deficit projections underscore the need for healthcare reform, which will continue to dominate discussion in both the Senate and the House when Congress resumes. Consequently, movement on climate change legislation has slowed in the Senate as Congress focuses its attention on health reform. This issue of Moving Families Forward discusses the latest on these federal issues. We also introduce our latest state tax and budget resource. Read on to learn more.