Arizona

Jobless claims hit all-time high, with relief coming to the unemployed

Job losses from COVID-19 spiked last week, with applications for unemployment benefits in Arizona jumping from 3,844 to 29,268 in a week’s time.

What’s in the COVID-19 emergency aid bill for Arizona?

The U.S. House of Representatives just passed a $2 trillion COVID-19 emergency bill that President Donald Trump has signed, but what money and benefits will Arizonans see from the bill? 

AG asks lenders for 90-day grace period because of coronavirus

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued a letter urging lending agencies in the state to waive payments on loans for up to 90 days in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Ducey mobilizes National Guard, ends restaurant dining to contain coronavirus

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Doug Ducey has mobilized the National Guard to assist grocery stores and food banks, and has ordered bars and restaurants to limit service to dine-out and delivery in counties where there are confirmed cases of the illness.

Arizona approved for coronavirus emergency small business loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration on Thursday approved an economic injury disaster loan for Arizona requested by Gov. Doug Ducey earlier this week, opening the door for businesses to receive up to $2 million in financial assistance to help them cope with the coronavirus pandemic. 

Ducey: Arizona needs emergency coronavirus small business loans

Gov. Doug Ducey announced Wednesday that he has sent a letter requesting a special emergency loan from the federal government for small businesses in Arizona that would help them in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Arizona lawmaker says cities should not mandate business closures

Republican Rep. Anthony Kern said he believes that cities should not be allowed to mandate when businesses are allowed to close and questions the validity of emergency measures taken by cities in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Biden wins Arizona, capping off 3-state sweep over Sanders

Former Vice President Joe Biden has won the Democratic presidential primary in Arizona, sweeping all three states that voted on Tuesday, dealing a heavy blow to the campaign of rival Sen. Bernie Sanders. 

Coping with coronavirus, House allows for remote voting

For the first time in its history, the Arizona House of Representatives is allowing a limited number of lawmakers to vote on legislation even if they’re not at the Capitol. 

Phoenix, Tucson close bars, limit restaurant dining to stop coronavirus spread

The cities of Phoenix and Tucson have declared a state of emergency because of the coronavirus pandemic, shutting down bars and sharply limiting restaurant operations. 
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