Arizona

Ducey: Stay-at-home order will expire; gyms and pools can re-open

Gyms and public pools will be allowed to reopen immediately and Gov. Doug Ducey gave the green light for professional sports to resume in Arizona – though without fans – and will let his broad stay-at-home order expire Friday.

Clean water is key for Navajo Nation, other tribes, to avoid next pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the deep inequities that run through our country, and nowhere is that more stark than on the Navajo Nation.

Navigating the eviction process amid COVID-19 proves tricky for all

On March 24, Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order to delay evictions of people affected by COVID-19, but for Tomasz Adamek, it came 10 days too late. 

Conservative attorney planning lawsuit over Ducey’s stay-at-home order

A prominent Republican attorney plans to take Gov. Doug Ducey to court in an attempt to overturn the stay-at-home order he imposed to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, presuming that order is still in effect by the end of the week.

Senate votes to end 2020 session, puts decision on recalcitrant House

The state Senate voted to adjourn sine die, likely bringing an effective end to the 2020 legislative session, even as recalcitrant House Republicans insisted on remaining in session.

McSally gave the worst possible excuse for telling cities they’re all alone

If you want to see a mesmerizing combination of desperation and ineptitude on display, just take a look at U.S. Sen. Martha McSally, who seems to reach new heights (or depths, maybe) every week. 

Can lessons from the Great Recession help states avoid budget disasters?

As they face massive budget shortfalls due to the COVID-19 pandemic, states are looking for federal money to help stave off the kind of drastic cuts they enacted during the last economic downturn. 

McSally to Ariz. cities: The cavalry isn’t coming to help you

Martha McSally has the solution for Arizona cities that have seen a gaping hole blown in their budgets because of the coronavirus pandemic: Sit tight and hope that the federal government loosens the strings on a too-small pot of money that you can’t access.

Ducey’s eviction moratorium isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

For once, Arizona is not at the bottom of a ranking of the states. In fact, we are dead center of how states are dealing with rent, evictions, and court procedures during the pandemic

Ariz. lawmakers urge Congress: ‘Help rural America’ in next aid effort

Arizona lawmakers are calling on Congress to prioritize rural Americans in the next round of coronavirus legislation.
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