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

UPDATE, Feb 14, 2020: A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court’s decision that blocked the Trump administration’s work requirements for Medicaid recipients. The decision from a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., found Arkansas’s work requirements for Medicaid recipients to be “arbitrary and capricious.” Read more>>> “Friday’s appeals court decision also lashed the Trump administration …

Let’s Talk Food, Dignity & SNAP

Arkansans spend a lot of time in conversation, we all do it whether it be in the grocery store, in the coffee shop, or on the bleachers at a football game and we talk about what we’d do different and what we’re not happy with in the world. A lot of times we complain about things we see locally. Like …

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 …