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Arkansas Democrats Say YES to Recess! New Law Gets Kids 40 Minutes of Play a Day

Kids in Arkansas are about to get some more playtime thanks to a brand new law backed by Arkansas Democrats. A bill that guarantees school children will get at least 40 minutes of unstructured playtime every day has officially been signed into law. Having enough time for a real recess is pivotal to ensure that children develop the social, academic, …

Equal Pay Debated in Arkansas On National Equal Pay Day

The U.S. Department of Labor reports women only make 78 cents for every dollar that a man makes. Arkansas Democrats know that women deserve equal pay. That’s why on Tuesday, which is also national Equal Pay Day, state Rep. Tippi McCullough (Little Rock) presented legislation for pay equity for women and men working in state government. “We can be a leader …

Arkansas Democrats Release Plan To Restore Healthcare to 18,000 Kicked Off Their Plans

18,000 Arkansans have been thrown off their healthcare because of a reporting requirement that has been thrown out by a judge. Arkansas Democrats have filed legislation to immediately restore coverage to these Arkansans. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg on Wednesday ruled that Governor Asa Hutchinson had illegally required strict reporting requirements in order for Arkansans to keep their Medicaid healthcare …

Democrats Demand Healthcare Be Returned to 19,000 Who Unjustly Lost Coverage

More bad news for Arkansas healthcare… U.S. District Judge James Boasberg on Wednesday ruled that Governor Asa Hutchinson had illegally required strict reporting requirements in order for Arkansans to keep their Medicaid healthcare coverage. “The Governor and DHS need to be laser focused on making sure those 19,000 Arkansans get their healthcare back immediately. To appeal this decision is just …

Fayetteville’s Denise Garner Delivers On Gun Safety, Tackles Guns On Campus

Arkansans want common-sense laws when it comes to having guns on college campuses. The people of Arkansas certainly don’t want the state Legislature telling local colleges what they can or can’t allow on their own campuses. Arkansas Democrats want to make sure that colleges and law enforcement officials get to set their own gun safety policies, not politicians. In 2017 …

The Worst Threat Yet To the Buffalo National River: Arkansas’s Republican Legislature

Arkansas’s Buffalo National River is facing a dire threat because of a new bill in the Arkansas Legislature. Republican state Senator Gary Stubblefield (Branch) is running a bill (SB550) that strip away protections that have made the Buffalo River one of the most wild and pristine waterways in the world. Instead, Stubblefield would turn it into a dumping ground for …