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Arkansas’s Upside-Down Tax System

We all want to live in a great state where everyone can thrive and achieve economic prosperity. But Arkansas consistently ranks near the bottom of the states in terms of health, education, and economic security. Investing in the foundations...

Cutting the Top Tax Rate is Bad Policy

State policymakers continue to discuss cuts to the top personal income tax rate that may take place during a special session sometime in October. Next week, we plan to release an analysis of these competing proposals that will show...

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,...

Census 2020: Counting the Hard to Count

The 2020 Census is less than a year away. And as the state government, local governments, and community organizations plan their outreach and awareness efforts, it is important to note that some Arkansans are more likely to be left...

We Must Count All Children

Today, April 1, marks one year until the U.S. Census starts. At Arkansas Advocates, we’re already working to ensure we have an accurate count of all people in our state, but especially young children. It’s estimated that in 2010,...