‘It’s going to hurt us’: Arkansans react to losing supplemental unemployment payments

Arkansas has joined the growing list of states who have opted out of the federal supplemental unemployment assistance. The supplemental federal assistance of $300 now ends for Arkansas on June 26. Arkansas State Governor Hutchinson made the decision because Arkansas has a shortage of workers and he hopes lowering unemployment benefits will encourage people to […]

Economist forecaster discusses pipeline attack and gas prices in Arkansas

The Colonial Pipeline shut down due to a cyber attack. It is expected to affect inventory across the southeast and eastern U.S., while gas prices in Arkansas continue to climb. According to a report from KARK, gas prices in Arkansas currently sit at $2.72 per gallon after sitting at $2.68 a month ago. Chief Economist […]