U.S. House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., speaks to advocates outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, about $16 billion in child care funding requested by the Biden administration. (Samantha Dietel/States Newsroom)

U.S. House Democrats and advocates push for additional federal child care funding

BY: - December 7, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democratic leaders on Wednesday called on Congress to pass President Joe Biden’s $16 billion supplemental child care funding request. House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries of New York and Whip Katherine Clark of Massachusetts gathered with child care activists and other House Democrats at a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol. Child […]

A rainbow arcs over storm damage along Shackleford Road as employees of Summit Energy worked to turn off damaged gas lines. A tornado plowed through west Little Rock Friday, March 31, 2023, damaging hundreds of homes and businesses. (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Sanders adds $1 million in state money for June 25 disaster relief

BY: - November 20, 2023

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has authorized $1 million in state funds to provide additional disaster relief in Arkansas, Faulkner, Lonoke, Mississippi, Poinsett, Pope and Pulaski counties stemming from instances of severe weather on June 25. Sanders announced the availability of the money in a Nov. 17 amendment to her earlier disaster declaration. The funds come […]