Experts fear COVID-19 pandemic will lead to more summer heat deaths
By: Allison Stevens - May 21, 2020
The heat could be even deadlier this summer, which experts predict will be warmer than normal. At the same time, people are spending more time at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic and have less access to libraries, shopping centers and other air conditioned public spaces.
Ariz. lawmakers urge Congress: ‘Help rural America’ in next aid effort
By: Allison Stevens - May 6, 2020
Arizona lawmakers are calling on Congress to prioritize rural Americans in the next round of coronavirus legislation.
The next big clash on Capitol Hill: state bailouts for COVID-19 deficits
By: Allison Stevens - April 30, 2020
WASHINGTON — State and federal lawmakers alike want Congress to send more cash in the next round of COVID-19 legislation to aid ailing cities and states.
Most U.S. House Republicans back pricey COVID-19 aid. Not Andy Biggs
By: Allison Stevens - April 24, 2020
In a fiery speech, Arizona Republican Andy Biggs questioned "how much longer the American people will acquiesce to unconstitutional and crushing government action."
Senate passes small business relief bill, but no COVID-19 cash for states
By: Allison Stevens - April 22, 2020
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved an “interim” COVID-19 relief package that includes billions of dollars for small businesses, hospitals and testing, but no additional funds for state and local governments. The nearly $500 billion package passed by unanimous consent Tuesday afternoon. The U.S. House is expected to reconvene on Thursday to vote […]
COVID-19 pandemic highlights gaps in Ariz. broadband internet access
By: Allison Stevens - April 10, 2020
Arizona lawmakers are urging congressional leaders to prioritize emergency funding for high-speed internet access in upcoming COVID-19 relief legislation.
Congressional Dems want more federal cash to combat hunger during pandemic
By: Allison Stevens - April 8, 2020
Democratic lawmakers want to prioritize food insecurity in the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation.
Congress preps for next COVID-19 relief bill, focused on infrastructure
By: Allison Stevens - April 1, 2020
Congress is gearing up for additional COVID-19 response legislation that aims to build on the first three massive relief packages.
COVID-19 threatens the census. At stake: money, political power
By: Allison Stevens - March 31, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to make the census count even more difficult than usual, which could exacerbate the inequitable distribution of resources in Arizona and other states
Congress clears 2nd major coronavirus package; 3rd in the works
By: Allison Stevens - March 18, 2020
A second major coronavirus package cleared the U.S. Senate Wednesday and is now headed to President Donald Trump for his signature.
U.S. House passes coronavirus response bill; 2 Ariz. Republicans dissent
By: Allison Stevens - March 14, 2020
The U.S. House early Saturday morning approved an emergency stimulus package to combat the coronavirus pandemic after President Donald Trump signaled his support for the bill.
Kyrsten Sinema to the right of Mitch McConnell in new legislative rankings
By: Allison Stevens - February 13, 2020
Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona is more conservative than Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, a loyal ally of President Donald Trump and a national conservative icon.