Tagged: rich huddleston

AACF Pushes for More Focus on Children in Upcoming Election

by Alexis Crowe 10/5/2016 1:50 pm

Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families encourages constituents to consider issues that affect children as they decide who to vote for in the upcoming election.

Arkansas Climbs 8 Spots in National Child Economic Well-Being Rankings

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2016 2:40 pm

For the first time in six years, the number of Arkansas children living in poverty decreased, according to data released Tuesday in the annual Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book.

Rich Huddleston: Improving Welfare Will Benefit Arkansas' Future

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Before being named the executive director of Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families in July 2004, Rich Huddleston was the research and fiscal policy director for the nonprofit and was the lead program staff for its State Fiscal Analysis Initiative.

Arkansas Groups Launch Effort to Promote Federal Health Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/9/2014 2:18 pm

Several Arkansas advocacy groups announced Tuesday they were partnering to promote enrollment options through the federal health care law, saying they hoped to help fill the void left by legislation blocking the state from funding similar efforts.

Study: Nearly 1 in 3 Arkansas Kids Live in Poverty

by Associated Press 7/22/2014 9:35 am

Nearly three out of 10 kids are living in poverty in Arkansas, but the number of children without health insurance has gone down, according to a national study released Tuesday that shows how children fare in each state.

Minimum Wage Proposals Spark Disagreement

by Mark Friedman 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Whether raising the minimum wage — a burning issue in the tourism and hospitality industries — will actually help all the people it’s aimed at is a question of deep disagreement, even among experts. There does appear to be, however, consensus on the minimum conditions necessary to have a sustainable economy.

Arkansas Highway Funding Bill Fails In House Committee

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/22/2013 8:10 am

A proposal to divert tax revenue from car sales in Arkansas to the state's highways failed before a House panel Thursday after finance officials and education advocates warned the move could threaten state services.

Kirk Bradshaw Soups Up Support for Arkansas Advocates

by Jennifer Pyron 2/1/2013 12:00 am

Local financial advisor and professed political junkie Kirk Bradshaw rolls up his sleeves to revamp Soup Sunday, the annual fundraiser for Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families