Valencia White, right, talks about her concerns about Medicaid during an event Friday in Little Rock.

Arkansas seeks work-requirement waiver for Medicaid expansion

BY: - June 6, 2023

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ administration outlined to the federal government last week its plan to provide the broadest coverage option to Medicaid recipients who work, volunteer, go to school or receive workforce training. No Arkansas Medicaid recipient should lose coverage under the proposed plan, called the Opportunities for Success Initiative, the state Department of […]

States see record low unemployment across the U.S.

BY: - May 24, 2023

Across much of the country, the jobs market is as strong as it’s ever been, and Black women, young people and people with disabilities are among the workers benefiting, recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data show. Twenty states reported an unemployment rate under 3% in April, while 15 states saw record lows, led by […]