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AACF Weekly Legislative Summary Vol. 10

It’s been hectic at the State Capitol as the session winds down. Here’s what happened this week and a look at what to expect after the weekend. EDUCATION: Pre-K day at the Capitol was a welcome relief from the...

AACF Weekly Legislative Update Vol. 9

EDUCATION: Be sure to join us Tuesday March 17th for Pre-K Day at the Capitol.  It’s going to be a great day with kids everywhere, legislators reading to children, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and lunch with the launch of a...

AACF Weekly Legislative Update Vol. 6

We’ve been sending out weekly legislative updates. You can subscribe to those here. Here’s a rundown of some of the major movements in the state legislature this week. See below for a complete list of bills we’re tracking. Follow...

Robbing Peter to pay Paul

The health and education of Arkansas children are at risk because of a new bill that would redirect billions of future state general revenue dollars that typically funds programs for children and families and put it towards highways and...

AACF Weekly Legislative Update Vol. 5

With the Private Option and the Governor’s tax cut package out of the way, the legislature is moving on to other business. It was a busy week at the Capitol. EDUCATION: This week Gov. Hutchinson announced the formation of...

AACF Weekly Legislative Update Vol. 4

HEALTH: The Private Option reauthorization overcame its final hurdle yesterday. After passing the Senate last week, lawmakers in the House of Representatives approved continuing the Private Option by a wide margin. AACF applauds the legislature for backing Governor Hutchinson’s...

Statement on Private Option passage

Statement from Rich Huddleston, executive director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, on the passage of the Private Option: Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF) would like to applaud the legislature for backing Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s plan...

AACF Weekly Legislative Update Vol. 2

It was a short week at the State Capitol but that doesn’t mean it was uneventful. Here’s what you need to know: HEALTH: Gov. Asa Hutchinson asked lawmakers on Thursday to go along with a plan that would continue...

AACF Weekly Legislative Update Vol. 1

The 90th session of the Arkansas General Assembly is upon us. The legislature convened this week to swear in new members, hold the first round of committee hearings, and file a few pieces of legislation. Lawmakers are on recess...