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COVID-19 And Policy Update, Vol. 19

September 18, 2020 Even before the pandemic, Arkansas’s uninsured rate was climbing faster than almost any other state. That and other issues are included in this latest edition of the Arkansas Advocates policy update, which will arrive in your...

COVID-19 And Policy Update, Vol. 18

September 4, 2020 With Labor Day weekend upon us, state officials say they’re concerned about social gatherings resulting in a spike in coronavirus cases in the Natural State. We hope you and your family stay safe and healthy this holiday...

COVID-19 And Policy Update, Vol. 17

August 21, 2020 Reopening schools, constitutional amendment proposals and pandemic unemployment payments are among the issues in this edition of your Arkansas Advocates’ policy update. It will arrive in your inbox every other Friday. AACF calls for a pause...

COVID-19 And Policy Update, Vol. 16

August 7, 2020 Ensuring a complete census in Arkansas just got harder, and negotiations on federal coronavirus relief legislation remain in limbo. These and other issues are included in this edition of your Arkansas Advocates’ policy update. Census deadline...

Arkansans need a 15 percent SNAP increase

Prior to the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity was a problem for over 15 percent of Arkansas households, higher than the national average of 11 percent. In fact, during fiscal year 2019, 1 in 9 Arkansans benefited...