Beautiful morning for the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market.
I was elected House Chair of the Legislative Task Force on Sustainable Building Design and Practices at the group’s first meeting of the new biennium yesterday. We elected Sen. David Johnson (D-Little Rock) to serve as Senate Chair. I was also recently named to serve the newly-created position of Communications Chair for the House Democratic Caucus.
This is happening.
From the Arkansas Times:
Arkansas last year had the highest hunger in the nation among children under 18, according to Feeding America. This year, though the percentage of hungry children has grown — from 24.4 percent last year to 28.6 percent this year — in Arkansas, other states have outpaced that rate, leaving Arkansas the third highest behind Oregon and Arizona (and the District of Columbia).
So the Naturals are behind two eight heading into the eighth inning, but at least I got to present Strike with this citation after he wandered into the box.
This is happening. Travelers are up five one over the Naturals.
So these came today. I’m pretty excited.
In 2009, 31 million kids were living in familieswith incomes below twice the federal poverty threshold.
That’s 42 percent of the kids in the United States who are just a few of mom’s or dad’s paychecks away from economic catastrophe, says Patrick McCarthy, CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which released the statistics this week as part of its latest Kids Count study.
Nearly 8 million children in 2010 were living with at least one parent who was unemployed.