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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Help for working Arkansans

Posted By on Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 7:45 AM

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Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families sends a Labor Day weekend plug for its report on the state of working Arkansans.

The economy is improving, the Advocates say, but poor and less-educated workers are falling farther behind. Unemployment insurance is harder to get. Too many workers are stuck in part-time jobs. Minorities suffer disproportionately.

More are going to college, but we still lag behind other states and our poverty rate leads other states.

Some ideas to help: more childcare, tax credits for working families (rejected by the last legislature while the rich got a windfall); worker protection laws; a push to close gaps in education achievement.

You can go to this link to download the full report



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