Tess Vrbin

Tess Vrbin

Tess Vrbin came to the Arkansas Advocate from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, where she reported on low-income housing and tenants' rights, and won awards for her coverage of 2021 flooding and tornado damage in rural Arkansas. She previously covered local government for The Commercial Dispatch in Mississippi and state government for the Columbia Daily Tribune in Missouri.

The flags of Arkansas and the United States fly in front of the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock.

Arkansas bill to remove work permit requirement for children under 16 goes to Sanders’ desk

By: - March 4, 2023

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas – A proposed Arkansas law that would remove the requirement for children under 16 to prove their age to get a job will head to Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ desk for approval. House Bill 1410, or the Youth Hiring Act, would delete the portion of existing law that requires an employment certificate […]