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Kids At The Capitol: 2021 Legislative Summary

More than a thousand bills were passed during the 2021 General Assembly. Do you know how they will impact kids? From positive changes for immigrant families in Arkansas to increasing teachers’ salaries, and to defending the state’s Medicaid expansion program,...

House Districts with a Primary Race in 2020

This is part of our blog series, Running for Arkansas. In the series, we are featuring each district with an upcoming election and legislative candidate running to help you be an informed voter. Read our introductory post here. Looking...

Cheers to our Legislative Champions!

After each legislative session, Arkansas Advocates looks back and identifies legislators who stood out as champions for kids. And while there were many legislators who fought to improve the lives of children and families in Arkansas, the ones we...

AACF Weekly Legislative Update Vol. 12

JUVENILE JUSTICE: SB982, “An Act to Improve the Effectiveness of the Juvenile Justice System,” passed both chambers and is off to the governor’s desk. This critical piece of legislation seeks to stop the ineffective and costly practice of incarcerating...