Improving Public Education & Health Care

Public education

As a beneficiary of a good public education system, Kayla believes we must provide high-quality public education to everyone regardless of their zip code ensuring that all children have access to pre-k programs and implementing policies to give students even greater opportunities for success by offering after school and summer education programs.

Health Care

With health care costs and the number of uninsured in Arkansas rising, Kayla knows we must continue the fight to provide affordable access to health care, especially for the most vulnerable people in our state, by expanding Arkansas Works to cover more children, the middle class, and seniors.

We must also pass legislation to help lower prescription drug costs. There are too many individuals, including those who are retired, who cannot afford their basic necessities because health care costs are still too high, and their fixed income is too low. Solutions at the state level are needed to alleviate these costs.

Investing In Infrastructure 

As a small business owner and having represented numerous small businesses, Kayla understands the responsibilities, needs, and concerns that come with owning a business, and she supports fiscally responsible policies that invest in the people of Arkansas.

It is vital to continue investing in infrastructure that will create jobs, grow small businesses, provide training for skilled labor, promote a healthier environment, and improve opportunities for residents. Those investments will improve the state economy by boosting productivity and lifting long-term economic growth and wages.

Increasing Economic Opportunities For All

Everyone does better when each member of society, including women, have an abundance of opportunities, are paid a living wage, and have equal rights. Kayla supports passing legislation that benefits everyone, including:

  • Paid family medical leave
  • Universal childcare
  • Access to gender specific health care such as universal birth control
  • Better training and education through career readiness programs for those unable to complete high school to help close the wage gap

She also supports providing tax relief to the working poor and middle class while ensuring millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share of taxes.

Implementing Criminal Justice Reform

Through her law practice, Kayla learned that we need to pass legislation to ensure the public is safe while balancing penalties for non-violent crimes, which cause individuals to become trapped in a never-ending cycle of court appearances and fines, as often low income individuals, the mentally ill, and minorities are disproportionately affected, trapping them in the cycle of crime and poverty.

We must implement reforms to end mass incarceration and stop the school-to-prison pipeline while also passing legislation to protect our communities from gun violence at the hands of violent domestic abusers.